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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Bernie Sanders won the big prize on Super Tuesday: California. On Tuesday, Veronica BP and Aidan from Election 2020 spoke to local politicians at the Center of Study Los Angeles’ watch party about the importance of the Latino vote for Sanders.

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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.

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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.

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The E2020 team explores best-selling author Steve Levisky’s theory that American democracy may be dying. We asked presidential candidates and lawmakers how they would preserve democracy.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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Universal basic income (UBI) has attracted the attention of many voters, including college students. In this video, Election 2020 breaks down what UBI is and why 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang thinks it's a good idea.

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Los Angeles Trade-Technical College hosted a campaign event for presidential candidate Joe Biden earlier this month. He discussed gun violence, DACA and the education system.