Aftermath: Threats and false claims of a stolen election

Election Day 2020 took place across America Tuesday, Nov. 3, and there had been much anxiety and turmoil surrounding what the results would be because of President Trump’s widespread and no-basis allegations of voter fraud. Businesses boarded up in anticipation of rioting but what ensued were lies and stubbornness from Trump and his supporters. On the night of the election, though several swing states were too close to call, Trump claimed victory in a 2:30 a.m. speech. He was apparently wrong. On Saturday morning, Nov. …

Ballot Watch: How did California vote on propositions?

Last Updated: Wednesday Nov. 11, 5:00 p.m. Amid a heated and drawn out presidential race, California saw results on some of its contentious 2020 ballot propositions. Here is how Californian’s voted on state initiatives. Prop. 14: Passed California voters passed Proposition 71 in 2004 creating the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine and allotting the institution $3 billion for stem cell research. As those funds are diminishing, Prop. 14 seeks to regenerate money for the institute and expand its research to other causes such as Alzheimer’s …

Election breakdown: California, what is on your ballot?

The presidential election is the current hot topic, eagerly awaited and dominates the media immensely. The general election will take place on November 3 but the next president isn’t the only thing on the ballot. California voters will determine the outcome of 12 statewide ballot measures that, if approved, will take effect once the election results are finalized in December. The proposition topics vary from property taxes, criminal justice and workplace regulations.

Voter guide: All the wonderful ways to vote in LA

The 2020 election will be the first year that many college students are able to vote in a presidential election. Much has changed this year and even for experienced voters it may be confusing to know how to cast a ballot. Voters may have questions about when voting starts, what the mailing deadlines are, where they can vote or drop off ballots, and how to find out whether they are registered to vote or not. These are all important things to know to ensure each …

Throw the caucus away

In a crowded gym in Iowa, three people huddle up to decide a game of chance. An object is tossed in the air and all eyes are on it. Knowing that their team needs to win this, the object is caught, and the game begins. Believe it or not, this is not a basketball game at your local gym, but a part of Iowa’s democratic process—an actual coin toss for delegates. Iowa, the first major contest holder of the presidential primary season, is one of …

Andrew Yang lets down his gang

In a New Hampshire rally held on February 11, Andrew Yang made the announcement that he was dropping out of the 2020 Presidential race, to the devastation of hundreds of his attending supporters— the Yang Gang. In the beginning of Yang’s run, he was seen as a joke. It’s hard to take him seriously as a candidate when his presence in politics is nonexistent. The idea of handing out billions of dollars to every American seemed absurd, and it’s unlikely he would have won with …

New student trustee voted in for the upcoming year

Pasadena City College’s special student trustee election last week yielded Zeinab Raad as the new student voice and symbolic student vote on the Board of Trustees. While the four students contesting for the position ran on similar platforms, such as proper representation of the student body and removing barriers to equity regarding education, Raad won with 47 percent of the vote. “Working with the new board is going to be exciting because I feel so much passion from every individual and knowing their vigor is …

Comey’s life line to Trump

October 28th, 2016 may be a day that will forever be marked with infamy. Before that day, just about everyone was disgusted with Trump. His Billy Bush video sent the world into a frenzy and it seemed as though Clinton was going to be elected president without a doubt in anyone’s mind, even to those who hated her. But everyone was wrong.