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2016 Election Coverage

Students from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University covered the election night through a partnership with Skype TX.

Watch the highlights below:

Students conducted interviews at three locations in New York City:

  • Clinton Campaign Headquarters, Jacob Javits Center
  • Trump Campaign Headquarters, New York Hilton Midtown
  • Metropolitan Republican club, where other political candidates (Congressional, Senatorial, Gubernatorial, etc.) will gather

To view the students' election coverage, visit the Elections Unpeeled website or the Elections Unpeeled Facebook page, or follow on Twitter at @ElecUnpeeled.

Campaign Trail Coverage

Follow our coverage along the campaign trail during the lead up to election day.

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The Vice Presidential Debate

By Michael Carter, October 6, 2016

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The First Presidential Debate

By Michael Carter, October 1, 2016

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TRUMP MAKES A RUN AT CONNECTICUT VOTERS

By Michael Carter, August 16, 2016

FAIRFIELD, CT — On Saturday GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump gave a speech at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. It was a campaign stop that bewildered many republican strategists, if only for the fact that the Nutmeg state hasn’t voted for a Republican for president since 1988. With less than 90 days until election day, […]

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Meghan Mistry

Meghan Mistry '16

@mqmistry

Houston, TX

Michael Carter

Michael Carter G'16

@mikecarter09

Bedford, NH

Democratic National Convention Coverage

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The Role of Comedy in the 2016 Election

By Keely Sullivan, August 16, 2016

PHILADELPHIA, P.A. — The remodeled parking garage at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena was a host for media old and new, traditional and unconventional. In one end, kiosks of radio stations hosted their shows side-by-side, while on the other end of the garage The Young Turks broadcast its online shows in its own pop up studio. Visitors in Media […]

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Anti-DNC Protests Rage Following Clinton Nomination

By Keely Sullivan, August 2, 2016

PHILADELPHIA, P.A. — More than 200 anti-DNC protesters raged Tuesday opposing the nomination of Hillary Clinton. Demonstrators carrying anti-Clinton signs and wearing pro-Sanders gear have been gathering all week over an email leak exposing how the DNC tipped the scale in favor of the Clinton camp. However, crowds grew by the hundreds when the Democratic Party […]

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Florida Senator Bob Graham Shares His Feelings on Debbie Wasserman Schultz

By Mike Carter, July 27, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — Senator Bob Graham of Florida stopped by the Skype in Media kiosk at the Democratic National Convention  on Wednesday. Elections Unpeeled Reporter Mike Carter asked his feelings on Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s future involvement with the Hillary Clinton campaign. And whether or not Donald Trump’s recent statements in support of Russian hacking of Clinton emails.

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DNC DAY 2 PREVIEW

By Mike Carter, July 26, 2016

Philadelphia– Before the second night of the Democratic National Convention begins, join Elections Unpeeled reporters Mike Carter and Keely Sullivan as they breakdown the key topics for the evening, and discuss who will be speaking with special guest Joel Kaplan, Associate Dean of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

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Day One of DNC: The Sanders Revolution

By Keely Sullivan, July 26, 2016

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Wasserman Schultz Will Not Gavel DNC

By Keely Sullivan, July 25, 2016

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Republican National Convention Coverage

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Day Three of RNC: Make America First Again

By Keely Sullivan, July 21, 2016

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Stephen Baldwin Talks Trump With Elections Unpeeled

By Keely Sullivan, July 21, 2016

CLEVELAND, O.H. — Actor Stephen Baldwin is in his element at the Republican National Convention, where he is one of the GOP’s big stars and can tout jumping on the Trump camp earlier than just about anyone. Baldwin, known for his roles in “The Usual Suspects” and “Bio-Dome,” was also a two-time contestant on “Celebrity Apprentice.” […]

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Day Two of RNC: Make America Work Again

By Keely Sullivan, July 20, 2016

CLEVELAND, O.H. — The second day of the Republican National Convention may as well have been named “Make America Hate Clinton Again.” It didn’t take much to remind the 2,472 delegates why they dislike the presumptive Democratic nominee. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, one of the speakers in Tuesday’s all-star lineup of high-profile GOP figures ranging from Senate […]

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Delegates on The Red Carpet

By Mike Carter, July 20, 2016

CLEVELAND — Trisha Bowler is the ‘lady in red’ on the floor of RNC. She’s an RNC delegate from Diamond Bar, CA and talks with NCC News reporter Mike Carter about her Trump Pins and thoughts about the RNC Convention thus far.

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Benghazi Survivor: Melania Trump Controversy is ‘Bling’

By Keely Sullivan, July 20, 2016

CLEVELAND, O.H. — U.S. Marine Veteran John Tiegen defended Melania Trump Tuesday over accusations claiming she had plagiarized her RNC speech from Michelle Obama. “It’s just kind of like, ‘here, here’s the bling over here, look,’ Tiegen, a survivor of the 2012 Benghazi attacks said. “Taking three sentences, and [the speeches] both match up, I mean every […]

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Chris Matthews Shares His Thoughts on RNC Night One Speeches

By Mike Carter, July 19, 2016

CLEVELAND — Before accusations of plagiarism began spreading throughout social media about Melania Trump’s speech, Elections Unpeeled reporter Mike Carter spoke with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews about his thoughts on the first night of the RNC.

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Day One of RNC: Make America Safe Again

By Keely Sullivan, July 19, 2016

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Dan Rather on Taking a Second Look at Donald Trump

By Mike Carter, July 19, 2016

Legendary news anchor and broadcast journalist Dan Rather took a moment to speak with Elections Unpeeled reporter Mike Carter on what the GOP needs to do to sway voter support toward Donald Trump. “He needs to be able to convince Americans at large that he’s viable as a presidential candidate. They need to be able […]

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Exclusive RNC Media Tour

By Keely Sullivan, July 18, 2016

Elections Unpeeled reporter Keely Sullivan takes you on a backstage tour of Media Row at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Pennsylvania Primary Coverage

New York Primary Coverage

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Politics on The Tracks

By Michael Carter, April 22, 2016

By Michael Carter UTICA, N.Y. (NCC News) – If you were taking Amtrak’s Empire Service on Wednesday afternoon through upstate New York it would have been hard to miss David Georgius and his wife Betty Hughes. Decked out in matching Bernie Sanders tee-shirts, the couple was on their way home to Utica from a trip […]

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Trump rally in Syracuse criticizes rivals and brags himself

By Wen Xin, April 21, 2016

Syracuse, N.Y. – On a Saturday noon against the red wall, there is a line of people waiting to get inside of Oncenter Convention Center in Syracuse, N.Y. They chatted with each other, barely talking loud and heading slowly to the place. On the other sider of the street, there is a different scene. People […]

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Voting Day

By Morgan Gordon, April 19, 2016

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NY Primary Package

By Amika Osumi, April 18, 2016

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Computer campaign

By Win Xen, April 17, 2016

When Bernie Sanders first announced his campaign 11 months ago, he was barely known to the public at large. What’s worse, observers didn’t take him seriously. Now Sanders attracts large crowds of supporters and he has become someone many people pay attention to. Sanders held a rally last week in the Oncenter Convention Center in […]

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Donald Trump Rally

By Morgan Gordon, April 16, 2016

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“Bernin” up the stage

By Tim Ferguson, April 15, 2016

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Bernie Sanders Watch Party

By Lindsey O’Laughlin, April 13, 2016

At Munjed’s Middle Eastern Cafe on Westcott Street, supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders trickled into the small neighborhood bar to watch the results of the New York State Democratic primary. The din gradually rose as chatter filled the room, and the atmosphere was warm. A group of three women were the first to arrive for […]

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At Syracuse campaign stop, Senator Bernie Sanders calls for love to trump hatred

By Lindsey O'Laughlin and Danielle Gehman, April 13, 2016

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Downtown march draws supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders

By Morgan Gordon, April 10, 2016

Democratic candidate for president Bernie Sanders is coming off a win in Wisconsin, and his New York supporters want to keep the momentum going. Sanders supporters marched through Downtown Syracuse today in hopes of encouraging voters to vote for Sanders in the upcoming New York Primary on April 19, 2016. To gain more attention, people […]

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Trump Talks Jobs in Western New York

By Tim Hansen, April 10, 2016

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New Hampshire Primary Coverage

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To trace the campaign trail, to challenge the limits

By Wen Xin, February 23, 2016

Behind a high-raised iron stand up stage, there was a long, plain white table with a line of laptops and some clumps of electric wires. Compared with loud music and talking out of the stage, this place seemed pretty quiet and few people talked with each other. Instead, they all watched at the screen with […]

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Why is New Hampshire Primary Election important?

By Wen Xin, February 10, 2016

Less than a week comes the Iowa Caucuses. All the candidates went into the final phase to make push for the primary election. Right after that, the New Hampshire Primary will happen on February 9th and it officially opens the door of the Presidential Election this year. New Hampshire is the place where candidates tend […]

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How Bernie Sanders gained the millionaire’s Voters heart

By Wen Xin, February 10, 2016

Concord, N.H. – Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders just won the New Hampshire Primary Election on February 9th. According to poll, there are more young voters that prefer to vote for Sanders other than Former Secretary Hillary Clinton. A group of over 60 students gathered Thursday night to watch for the Democratic Party Debate among Bernie […]

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Before the NH primary, Volunteers on their way

By Wen Xin, February 8, 2016

It was a cold Sunday afternoon in Manchester, New Hampshire. The snow shattered on the side of the way and the sun slanted on the window of the house. A team of two women volunteers was on their way to try to persuade the undecided and independent persons in West Manchester Community for Hillary Clinton. […]

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Fight for $15 crashes GOP Pep Rally

By Tim Hansen, February 7, 2016

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How Democrats gain election advantage

By Tim Hansen, February 6, 2016

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Monkey on the table

By Wen Xin, February 4, 2016

It was a night full of fireworks for the Democratic Party in New Hampshire as presidential contenders Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton faced off at 9 pm on February 3 at Opera House in Derry, New Hampshire. The forum was hosted by CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, offering a chance for the candidates to sell their […]

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