election 2016

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

The University of Akron’s “State of the Parties” conference held a panel today on how political scientists are using social media.

The University of Akron’s Bliss Institute holds the conference every four years, following a presidential election. The closing panel focused a great deal of time on what they’re are – and are not -- able to predict, especially after last year’s election.

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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has reached out to elections officials in Ohio and 20 other states, which have confirmed they were targeted by hackers during the 2016 election. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports Ohio’s chief elections official said he thinks the story isn't as shocking as it may seem.

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

Kent State University’s College of Communication and Information and WKSU hosted "The Future of (Un)Civil Discourse," a community event today to discuss how social media, technology, pop culture and politics are changing the form, functions and very nature of civil discourse in the United States.

Donald Trump Supporters at Covelli Centre
Tim Rudell / WKSU

UPDATE JULY 28: Click here for a factcheck.org analysis of the claims made in President Trump's Youngstown speech. 

Donald Trump won the highest office in the land in part because of places like Youngstown, Ohio—former Democratic Party strongholds.  So on Tuesday, the President came to town. 

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THINK MEDIA STUDIOS / Phil Hedayatnia

Last summer’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland may be a distant memory for some people, but a new film profiles those four days in July. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports on “A More Civil War,” premiering tonight at the Capitol Theater as part of the Cleveland International Film Festival.

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