Roadmap to 2020: a voting guide

September 3, 2019

 

 

 

 

With the Illinois primary election slated for March 17, 2020, and a diverse field of more than 20 candidates vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, voters will be busy in the coming months monitoring the positions of their top contenders on a variety of issues.

As of press time, only 10 candidates have qualified for the September debates, including: former Vice President Joe Biden; South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg; Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas); businessman Andrew Yang; Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.); Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.); Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.); Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.); and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro.

Although many of the candidates agree on certain issues heralded by the Democratic party, such as abortion rights, there are a handful of issues that set them apart, such as universal basic income.

The Chronicle has compiled a chart highlighting what candidates support which issues. A candidate’s full face appears when they are in support of the stated policy. A half face appears when they support a variation of the policy. A “U” indicates a candidate is undecided on the topic, and empty spaces indicate a candidate does not support the policy.

FREE COLLEGE

Amy Klobuchar

Joe Biden

Bernie Sanders

Julian Castro

Elizabeth Warren

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


MEDICARE FOR ALL

Julian Castro

Kamala Harris

Pete Buttigieg

Cory Booker

Bernie Sanders

Elizabeth Warren

Andrew Yang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


GREEN NEW DEAL

Joe Biden

Bernie Sanders

Elizabeth Warren

Kamala Harris

Pete Buttigieg

Cory Booker

Beto O’Rourke

Andrew Yang

Amy Klobuchar

Julian Castro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


BAN ASSAULT WEAPONS

Joe Biden

Bernie Sanders

Elizabeth Warren

Kamala Harris

Pete Buttigieg

Cory Booker

Beto O’Rourke

Andrew Yang

Amy Klobuchar

Julian Castro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


REPEAL HYDE AMENDMENT

Joe Biden

Bernie Sanders

Elizabeth Warren

Kamala Harris

Pete Buttigieg

Cory Booker

Beto O’Rourke

Andrew Yang

Amy Klobuchar

Julian Castro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DECRIMINALIZE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

Bernie Sanders

Elizabeth Warren

Kamala Harris

Pete Buttigieg

Cory Booker

Andrew Yang

Julian Castro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


BRING MILITARY TROOPS HOME

Bernie Sanders

Elizabeth Warren

Kamala Harris

Pete Buttigieg

Beto O’Rourke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


LEGALIZE MARIJUANA

Joe Biden

Bernie Sanders

Elizabeth Warren

Kamala Harris

Pete Buttigieg

Cory Booker

Beto O’Rourke

Andrew Yang

Amy Klobuchar

Julian Castro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME

Andrew Yang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


IMPLEMENT WEALTH TAX

Bernie Sanders

Elizabeth Warren

Pete Buttigieg

Beto O’Rourke

Julian Castro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DEBT-FREE COLLEGE OR DEBT-FORGIVENESS

Joe Biden

Bernie Sanders

Elizabeth Warren

Kamala Harris

Pete Buttiegieg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cory Booker

Beto O’Rourke

Andrew Yang

Amy Klobuchar

 

 

 

 

 

 


ABOLISH ELECTORAL COLLEGE

Bernie Sanders

Elizabeth Warren

Kamala Harris

Pete Buttigieg

Cory Booker

Beto O’Rourke

Amy Klobuchar

Julian Castro