The call to defund police departments has gained popularity this summer, but the idea itself isn't new. Professors Andrew Dilts and Claudia Sandoval from LMU's political science department discuss where efforts to defund and abolish the police come from, their role in the broader movement fo…
Now that former Vice President Joe Biden has cinched the Democratic nomination for president, it's only a matter of time until he picks his own vice presidential nominee. Cristobal Spielmann of Election 2020 talks to Anish Mohanty, Vice President of LMU College Democrats of America, to hear …
Brothers of Consciousness, an on-campus organization at LMU, launched a fundraising campaign that has quickly raised more than double its original goal. In this exclusive interview with the club’s co-presidents, Veronica BP looks at how they're making a difference in the nationwide Black Liv…
There is no shortage of problems to be expected as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but one vulnerable item that many seem to take for granted is democracy. In this video, Veronica BP speaks to former diplomat Mietek Boduszyński to understand how the pandemic could have a lasting effect on…
The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across the globe, but its number of victims is not limited to those who have contracted the disease. Racially-motivated discrimination and violence against Asian-Americans has been exacerbated by fear of the virus. In this video, Veronica BP of Electio…
Just two days before Super Tuesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) hosted a massive rally with Public Enemy Radio, Dick Van Dyke and other activists and celebrities. Election 2020 looks at how this rally reflects Sanders' campaign, his record and his future in this presidential race.
The California primary election has moved to March 3rd, Super Tuesday. Watch here to find out how this empowers voters in state.
While the two big parties might be whittling down their prospective nominees, the Libertarian party is just getting started on picking theirs. Follow the E2020 team as they interview candidates Lincoln Chafee and Jacob Hornberger at a Libertarian party convention!
Despite the 15th Amendment and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, voter suppression still affects elections. Why is this? LMU professors explain why American elections are plagued by voter suppression to this day.
At LMU’s annual CSJ symposium, we asked journalists from The Young Turks Network and CNN if populism is an issue that journalists are contributing to. Here, they discuss everything from emotion in politics to whether or not Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are the same.
This primary season, many on both the right and the left have been promoting a number of conspiracy theories. Learn why CNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter is worried about the impact social media could have in promoting conspiracy theories.
In an E2020 exclusive interview, CNN Anchor Brian Stelter explains why disinformation has spread in the era of fake news and how student journalists can combat it.
President Trump’s impeachment trial ends this week, but one congresswoman has been calling for Trump’s removal from office since 2017. We asked Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) why she has been fighting for impeachment for so long.
In an E2020 exclusive interview, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) discusses why it's important that students recognize and are inspired by the work of Martin Luther King Jr.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and former HUD Secretary Julián Castro have dropped out of the presidential race after failing to meet recent debate thresholds. Election 2020 interviewed L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and former Cory Booker volunteer Rachel James to hear why some are annoyed with the lack…
In part two of the two-part series, Jacob Cornblatt, Editor-in-Chief of the LA Loyolan, takes you behind the scenes of the 6th Democratic debate. Watch the challenges, excitement, and surprises of attending the DNC debate as a student journalist.
In part one of the two-part series, Jacob Cornblatt, Editor-in-Chief of the LA Loyolan, takes you behind the scenes of the 6th Democratic debate. Watch the challenges, excitement, and surprises of attending the DNC debate as a student journalist. Stay tuned tomorrow for part two.
From Chris Cuomo to Tomi Lahren, Cristobal Spielmann and the Election 2020 team asked several noteworthy journalists and commentators what they thought of the debate and what students could learn from the experience.
Although the sixth Democratic presidential debate discussed college affordability, one issue affecting college students that was not touched upon is mental health. After the debate, Election 2020's Jacob Cornblatt and Veronica BP asked presidential candidates how they would address the menta…
After many publications declared her the winner of the sixth Democratic debate, Sen. Amy Klobuchar tells the Loyolan's Election 2020 team why she believes she won.
Scores of people with diverse views assembled at the debate’s free speech zone. Reporting by Alyssa Story and Maddie Cindrich.
Three LMU professors—Michael Genovese, Richard Fox and Kimberly West-Faulcon—share what they hope the candidates discuss at today's Democratic debate. Election 2020's Veronica Backer-Peral interviews the professors from the debate's media room.
LMU played a pivotal role in helping food service workers and Sodexo reach an agreement, according to labor and political leaders. Watch as presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren celebrates the accord and see Election 2020’s exclusive interview with DNC Chairman Tom Perez. Reporting by Vero…
Ahead of Thursday’s planned Democratic Debate on LMU’s campus, the union representing Sodexo workers plans to meet with Sodexo to negotiate contract on Tuesday. Veronica Backer-Peral of the Election 2020 Team sat down with Sodexo workers and members of the union at LMU to talk about the behi…
After the union representing Sodexo workers at LMU announced it would picket during Thursday’s Democratic Debate on campus, all seven candidates announced they would not cross the lines to attend the debate. With the viability of the debate threatened, watch the LMU Election 2020 team’s excl…
The term 'open borders' has attracted a lot of controversy. In this video, Election 2020 takes a look at what open borders are, what proponents and critics are arguing about, and why 2020 presidential candidate Julián Castro says his plan is not about open borders.
Many top-tier 2020 presidential candidates are being criticized for their environmental plans. In this video, Election 2020 breaks down why candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar believes her moderate approach is the best solution for the climate crisis.
California Senator Kamala Harris recently dropped out of the presidential race amidst campaign controversy. She says that despite this she will still fight for what her campaign was about. Watch more here.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement earlier this month to legalize Israeli settlements has created a national conversation on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Watch here as presidential candidates and LMU students discuss this topic at J Street’s national convention.
Watch as LMU students give their thoughts on the news that LMU is set to host the sixth Democratic primary debate on December 19th.
In this exclusive interview with John Delaney, Cristobal Spielmann of the Election 2020 team asks the presidential candidate why college students should care about the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Political science professor and Global Policy Institute President Michael A. Genovese says that while impeachment is not likely, it is possible.
In this exclusive interview with Julián Castro, Veronica Backer-Peral of the Election 2020 team asks the presidential candidate about the state of democracy in the United States.