On November 6, Americans will head to vote in the 2018 Midterm Elections. Depending on what the results turn out to be late that night or the next morning, one thing is certain: college students will have just as big of a reaction as they did on November 9, 2016.
How they will react depends on how the election turns out, which, at this point, doesn’t look like it will be a good night or morning for the Democrats. In order to avoid chaos and being put into dangerous situations on campus here are some precautions that students can take.
Consider Your Personal Safety
Before I start on this point, this is not an encouragement to skip class. This is encouragement to check your email from your professors about whether or not class will take place. Also, check with other students to see what conditions on campus are like before leaving your dorm or apartment. If conditions on parts of campus are not good due to protests, then stay away from those areas.
Avoid Large Gatherings
If Republicans gain seats in the Senate and maintain the majority in the House of Representatives, there are likely to be protests on campus. Stay away from these protests and any other large gatherings since there is no way to tell what is going to happen.
Following the 2016 Election, multiple protests on campus resulted in heated discussions, arguments, and some violence directed at students who supported Trump. These same actions are very likely to take place again if the Republicans are able to maintain control of at least one chamber of Congress.
Be Open To Discussion In Class
This is something that should be happening every day of the year but even more so the day after an election. If you politely and precisely present your points, you may be able to convince someone on the opposite side that everything won’t be as bad as they think it will be and that there will be something for them. Being polite, win or lose, will also win you some bonus points with your professors as well.
Following these tips will be an easy way to guarantee your safety and well being on campus the day after the midterm elections. It will also uphold your reputation and help you look like the bigger person among your peers, professors, and both sides of the political aisle on campus.
The views expressed in this article are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Lone Conservative staff.