Tag Archives: Politics

Politics Take Over BRHS

With the election approaching, political events have become prominent at our school. Senator Angus King came to speak with the students on Thursday about his role in government and provided ample time for questions to be asked. Students were provided with an inside look at what being a senator is really like: the constant traveling, his various responsibilities, and the time he makes for his family.  The following day we were provided with an inside look at the junior AP Language classes debate that included a local, state, and federal issue. The issues debated were in regard to the roundabout, legalization of recreational marijuana, and the presidential race. They began with opening statements, then debated back and forth in a  civil manner, followed by opening the discussion to the audience, and ending with the closing statements. They followed this structure for each question that was debated. Concluding the political take over at BRHS, will be the mock election held on Tuesday, November 8th, which is also election day. Students registered to vote on the 7th which was required for the voting process the next day. The mock election will take place during CORE and students will be given the opportunity during that time to place their vote on questions that are going to be on the November 8th ballot.

Political Caucuses

The Lincoln County republican and democratic caucuses took place on March 5th and 6th, respectively.  A little over 700 people attended the March 5th Republican Caucus at Wiscasset Middle High School.  U.S. Senator Ted Cruz received 325 of 746 votes and won with 43.5% of votes. New York billionaire Donald Trump received 270 votes or 36.1%. Ohio Governor John Kasich received 92 votes or 12.3% and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio received 50 votes or 6.7%.  In the state of Maine, Senator Cruz won the Maine caucus with 45.8% of votes. Trump received 32.6% of votes.  Kasich earned 12.2% of votes and Rubio received 6.6%.  On Sunday, March 6th, the democratic caucus was held around Lincoln County.  Almost 3,000 people came out to support their candidate and cast their vote in the primary election.  At the end of the day, Hillary Clinton ended with a total of 30 delegates.  Bernie Sanders ended with a total of 61 delegates from around Lincoln County.  Sanders also won the State of Maine caucus with a total of 64.9 percent of all votes.