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Editor’s Note: Historic midterm election shows power behind votes

Editor’s Note: Historic midterm election shows power behind votes

November 12, 2018

As a result of significant voter turnout, this year’s midterm election recorded numerous groundbreaking victories as the public resists the Trump Administration. According to a Nov. 9 New York Time...

Editor’s Note: High voter turnout Nov. 6 needed to restore political integrity

Editor’s Note: High voter turnout Nov. 6 needed to restore political integrity

November 5, 2018

Recent events throughout the nation highlight the importance of voicing your ideals Nov. 6. The number of horrific incidents reported within the past few weeks alone—including those involving racism,...

Gubernatorial endorsement: Illinois needs a democratic governor

By Editorial Board

November 1, 2018

Election day is here, with eager voters heading to the polls Nov. 6, and The Chronicle is proud to endorse Democratic candidate J.B. Pritzker for governor of Illinois. Eighty-seven percent of staff voted for Pritzker, 7 percent voted for Rauner and 7 percent voted for Jackson.Under current Gov. Bruce Rauner, Illinois has been in a poor financial state and went two years without a completed budget. In 2015, Rauner v...

Midterm election: everything you need to know

Midterm election: everything you need to know

October 29, 2018

After months of campaigning during the most expensive midterm in U.S. election history—with more than $1 billion spent—voters will soon head to the polls, some for the first time.Joyce Williams, dir...

Editor’s Note: Kim’s contract extension a defensive act by college officials

Editor’s Note: Kim’s contract extension a defensive act by college officials

October 29, 2018

Eight days after the C-Fac union and OurColumbia coalition called for President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim’s resignation, the Board of Trustees extended his contract through the 2023–2024 academic year. ...

Voting is millennials’ civic duty

By Editorial Board

November 3, 2014

Despite the best efforts of the Democratic and Republican parties to attract voters for the looming Nov. 4 election, young voters are less likely to participate this year than in the 2012 elections. That is regrettable because this is a vital opportunity to make their voices heard.An April 29 Harvard University Institute of Politics poll found that only 23 percent of voters ages 18–29 plan to vote in the midterm elections. Th...

Road to retail marijuana not always green

By Copy Editor

April 21, 2014

Twenty-four states have adopted marijuana law reforms, legalizing the substance for medical and—in some cases—recreational use. Still, many entrepreneurs bolting for the “Green Rush” are having difficulty getting their reefer-related businesses off the ground.Even in Washington and Colorado, where the ganja is legal for recreational use, marijuana business owners face state regulations, community animosity, bank re...

Results Update

By Tyler Davis

November 6, 2012

Here are the results as of 7:45 p.m.:Tennessee and Arkansas have been called in favor of Romney.New Jersey has gone to Obama. Obama has 79 electoral votes and Romney has 73.Democrats have gained two Senate seats. Twenty-eight House seats have gone to Democrats and 56 to Republicans.

Election results already under scrutiny

By Tyler Davis

November 6, 2012

Lately, we’ve been hearing that the results of today’s election may be so contested that the election won’t be decided by the end of the night, or even a few days after. Claims of voter fraud and questionable polling practices are already popping up.As of 10:20 a.m., the election fraud hotline 1-866-OUR-VOTE has received more than 26,000 calls, according to a tweet from the hotline. Various voting problems are being...

Get out there and vote

By Tyler Davis

November 6, 2012

Regardless of what “that guy” in your LAS course says, voting does matter.The voter turnout is expected to be high this year. High by recent American standards, which means it probably won’t get past 60 percent. Turnout in 2008 was 56.8 percent, and according to an Oct. 29  Pew poll, voters are as highly engaged this election cycle as they were then."While turnout forecasts are very difficult, the level of engagement at this point in the campaign suggests that a relatively h...

Results will roll in

By Tyler Davis

November 6, 2012

Already, polls are closing in some states and results will slowly come in the rest of the night. This is the moment we have been waiting for.Various news sites, including HuffingtonPost.com and Politico.com, will be updating their election maps as results come in. TimeOutChicago.com has compiled a list of bars and restaurants that will be hosting events and showing election results.Due to varying time zones and closing times of polls, results will come in spora...

What a candidate does on Election Day

By Tyler Davis

November 6, 2012

Today is going to be a busy day for the presidential candidates. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama will be making their final push to voters, attending their campaign’s election day events and, except for Obama, voting.Obama’s stopped by the gym before his campaign event at McCormick Place to play some basketball, according to a tweet from CBS correspondent Mark Knoller. Because Obama came to town on Oct. 25 to vote ea...

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