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Mailing in the Votes

Mailing in the Votes

by Michael Barbella Voting in the 2020 presidential election could prove challenging this year as the unrelenting coronavirus pandemic fuels fear of going to the polls in person. In order to allay those fears, as well as address the lack of poll workers who are also...
Sowing Seeds of Doubt to Suppress the Youth Vote

Sowing Seeds of Doubt to Suppress the Youth Vote

by Jodi L. Miller There are nearly 17 million students enrolled in colleges and universities across the United States. Some of these students are passionate about political causes and feel strongly about exercising their right to vote. According to Tufts University’s...
Settling the Question of Faithless Electors

Settling the Question of Faithless Electors

by Maria Wood On November 3, 2020, Americans will once again cast their ballots in a presidential election. Those ballots will be cast, not directly for a presidential candidate, but for a slate of electors who will gather as part of the Electoral College to cast...
Vote Locally If You Want to Make a Difference

Vote Locally If You Want to Make a Difference

by Jodi L. Miller In November 2018, voters exercised their right and responsibility to vote in mid-term elections—at least some of them did. Voter participation usually goes down when the election of a president is not at stake. The United States ranks at the bottom...
Is Repealing Citizens United the Answer?

Is Repealing Citizens United the Answer?

by Alice Popovici In the trailer for the documentary “Dark Money,” investigative reporter John Adams draws dollar signs on a diagram to show how money from large corporations is used to influence the outcome of elections. “Corporation funnels money to a dark money...