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Voting During COVID-19

November 1, 2020

With the Nov. 3 election just days away and COVID-19 case numbers surging across the country, many Americans are experiencing increased uncertainty about how they will vote.  Over the last week...

Cruz, Kasich struggle to remain relevant in race

Ted Cruz Illustration
March 23, 2016

The drama of the NCAA Basketball Tournament has nothing on the Republican race for presidential candidate. In fact, the race for the Republican Party nominee has been so theatrical that it has caused...

Billionaire playing the Trump card in primary

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March 23, 2016

Donald Trump is a well-known billionaire, famous for his real estate business, but recently, even more famous for his outrageous statements and controversial stances. He is a bottomless source of media...

Lifelong politician leads in Dem. delegate count

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March 23, 2016

Before her campaign was official, Hillary Clinton was the first clear candidate for the 2016 presidential election. Having already run unsuccessfully in 2008, many people viewed her as the one who would...

Voting 101: What you need to know this year

Gil Bliss, a volunteer from the League of Women Voters, helps a student register to vote at the Truax Campus.
March 23, 2016

What are your plans for April 5? Hopefully, you will be heading to the polls to cast a vote for the Presidential Preference Primary election. Going to the polls can be a stressful time especially when...

Power of the youth vote is key

March 23, 2016

Young people comprise a huge portion of the eligible voting population, yet the number of young people who show up to the polls on election day has dwindled since the voting age was lowered from 21 to...

Three contested elections for Dane County Board

March 23, 2016

When Dane County voters go to the polls on April 5, they will find the big races -- presidential primary and Wisconsin Supreme Court – but for the majority of races, voters will be asked to determine...

Supreme Court race not without controversy

March 23, 2016

Somewhat overshadowed by all of the presidential election shenanigans, until recently, was the Wisconsin Supreme Court race between Justice Rebecca Bradley, and State Court of Appeals Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg....

Wisconsin’s voter ID law aims to suppress certain people’s rights

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March 23, 2016

Voter ID laws are now in effect across our state. This means that people in Wisconsin hoping to participate in this year’s presidential election will face a new obstacle at the polling stations. All...

Do your job, vote!

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As citizens, we all share a responsibility to ensure good government
January 19, 2016

President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address is a song of hope, compassion, and a message to motivate our nation that has become so besides itself, so increasingly drowned in fear that two-thirds...

Amanda Love elected Madison College senate president

May 12, 2015

A total of 12 newly elected Student Senators will soon be inducted for the 2015-16 school year. With terms beginning in the summer, new senators and executive members are already being introduced to the...

U.S. Supreme Court halts voter ID law

October 16, 2014

Voting 6-3, the Supreme Court halted the implementation of the Voter ID law for the upcoming election on Thursday Oct, 29. The Voter ID law that required all voters to provide government issued identification...

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