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Monday Scoop: Record-Breaking Election

Plus, some last-minute tips for Election Day.

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A Record-Breaking Election

From candidates to voter turnout, this election has been record-breaking in many ways. (image: Wikimedia Commons)

This midterm election has had a lot of firsts. Here are some records that are being broken:


In election news…

Celebrities Hit the Campaign Trail

With an election as unpredictable as this one, many celebrities have hit the campaign trail to endorse candidates and encourage people to vote. Some of the many who have spoken at rallies and even gone door to door include Oprah WinfreyAlyssa Milano and Will Ferrell.


In Georgia…

Republican Candidate Accuses Democrats of Hacking Voter Registration Files

Georgia Secretary of State and Republican candidate Brian Kemp has been accused over the last few weeks of repressing minority votes in his race against Stacey Abrams. The New York Times reports, “Now, in what Democrats said was a desperate attempt to deflect attention just two days before a crucial midterm election, Mr. Kemp used his official position Sunday to announce, with scant evidence, that the Democrats were under investigation for allegedly trying to hack the state’s voter registration files.” Democrats denounced the claim as bogus and said it was an abuse of power. Kemp is locked in a tight race with Abrams who would be the first African-American woman to lead any state if she wins.


Trending today…

Twitter’s #BeAVoter Campaign Was a Little…Late?

In preparation for the election, Twitter launched their #BeAVoter campaign with a countdown until election day. Unfortunately, they were a few years off. ICYMI Election Day is tomorrow.


Last but not least…

Some Last-Minute Election Day Tips


Monday’s Morning Scoop was made possible by Natalia Kolenko and the CMN Staff. There may be some storm clouds hitting the south, midwest, and the East Coast tomorrow, so make sure you have your umbrella ready to go to the polls!

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Grace Cooper is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where she studied Nonfiction Writing and Psychology. When she's not obsessively reading or writing about the news, you can probably find her eating too much pizza and watching When Harry Met Sally for the hundredth time.

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