The Columbia Chronicle

462 days before the 2020 election, young people are already fired up

462 days before the 2020 election, young people are already fired up

July 30, 2019

With many young voters incited by President Donald Trump’s political agenda and a diverse field of Democratic candidates, an increase in political engagement from young voters could impact the 2020...

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...

Attack ads may hinder voter turnout

Attack ads may hinder voter turnout

February 12, 2018

With eight registered candidates vying for Illinois governor in the March 20 primary, a plethora of attack ads have flooded the state’s media, which may leave a sour taste in voters and steer them a...

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...

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