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For the last year and a half, members of the L.A. Loyolan Election 2020 team covered the historical election year, creating content curated for students and the LMU community. Now, on the eve of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, the two team coordinators and senior correspondent…

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We spoke to LMU students about their biggest social and political concerns, and how they hope that the Biden administration will address them in their first 100 days in office.

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While Joe Biden might have won the presidency, the GOP had a fair share of victories on Election Day, especially in California. Cristobal Spielmann of the Election 2020 team looks over these wins and talks to congressional candidate Joe Collins to learn where the CAGOP goes from here.

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You probably know about the Electoral College, but do you know who actually votes in it? In this exclusive interview with California elector Jihee Huh, Veronica BP of the Election 2020 team explores how electors are chosen, what the voting process is like and whether the Electoral College ma…

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In light of a federal court’s decision to reinstate Obama-era DACA protections, LMU community members reflect on the resources that LMU offers its students and the impact that policy has on DACA recipients in our community. Watch a DACA recipient, a legal expert and a scholar discuss these i…

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If confirmed by the Senate, Alejandro Mayorkas will be the first immigrant and first Latino to hold the role of Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. In this video, the dean of Loyola Law School and a DACA recipient at LMU discuss the importance of Mayorkas’ experience as an immigrant.

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Alejandro Mayorkas was just nominated by Joe Biden to lead the Department of Homeland Security. How did a Loyola Law School education prepare him for this position? How will his nomination, in turn, impact the Loyola community? In this interview with the dean of LLS and one of Mayorkas’ form…

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Unlike most of California, Orange County was a haven for Republican candidates for decades. But in 2016, 2018 and now in 2020, Orange County has cemented itself as a battleground. E2020 spoke to two LMU students living in Orange County about what it’s like to vote in a politically contested …

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To the surprise of many political pundits, Trump’s support among the Latinx community grew slightly in 2020 from 2016. We asked some students from the community to give their thoughts and insight on this complex demographic.

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Alejandro Mayorkas was nominated by president-elect Joe Biden to lead the Department of Homeland Security. Not only will he be the first immigrant and first Latino to hold the position, but he is also a Loyola Law School (LLS) alumnus. In the first part of this series, Veronica BP speaks to …

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With the holiday season approaching, especially following this year’s intense election season, we all should expect some difficult conversations. In this video, students from the new swing states — Georgia and Arizona — discuss the importance of having conversations with people who have diff…

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For the first time since 1992, Georgia voted for a Democratic candidate. In the second of this series on the new swing states, LMU students from Georgia share their thoughts on the election results.

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For the first time since 1996, Arizona voted for a Democratic presidential candidate. In the first of this three-part series on what some are calling the new swing states, LMU students from Arizona share their thoughts on the election results.

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Following Joe Biden’s election, the Iowa State University College Republicans tweeted that people should “arm up.” Veronica BP of E2020 speaks to Kylee Haueter, the Iowa State Daily reporter who covered the story about the political climate at her university, as well as Adam Fingerhut, a psy…

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After almost all the votes have been tallied, Joe Biden has been declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election, defeating incumbent president Donald Trump. Veronica Backer-Peral interviews LMU College Republicans President Will Donahue and LMU College Democrats Vice President Anish M…

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This isn’t the first time this year that election results got delayed. In September, election expert Justin Levitt shared his views with Election 2020 on the voting delays in the Iowa primary and his predictions for the general election. In this video, we compare Levitt’s predictions with th…

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Age has been a hot topic in this election for social media memes, the news and candidates themselves. But what do college students, a portion of America's youngest voting bloc, make of their presidential candidates' old ages? E2020 talks with 2 LMU students to see what they think.

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Do you know all that you can vote on this November? California will have 12 propositions on the ballot, and it's important for college students to know what exactly they mean. In the final episode of Prop Quiz!, Cristobal Spielmann takes a look at 2 propositions that attempt to deal with the…

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Do you know all that you can vote on this November? California will have 12 propositions on the ballot, and it's important for college students to know what exactly they mean. Cristobal Spielmann takes a look at Prop 14 and its history with Prop 71 and stem cell research as well as Prop 24 a…

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Members of the military supported Trump in 2016, but has that changed in recent years? Aidan Buzo of the Election 2020 team talks to veteran and LMU student Emmanuel Broussard about how the military vote might be affected come Tuesday's election.

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Some topics should be political, but when it comes to climate change and rising global temperatures, it's remarkable how even basic facts and science continue to be disputed. Renowned environmentalist Bill McKibben speaks to Election 2020’s Veronica BP on the topic of when and how climate ch…

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Do you know all that you can vote on this November? California will have 12 propositions on the ballot, and it's important for college students to know what exactly they mean. Cristobal Spielmann takes a look at Prop 16 and interviews Maureen Simmons of the Yes on Prop 16 campaign to learn h…

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As the month comes to a close and the election is mere days away, people are wondering about the dreaded October Surprise. Cristobal Spielmann takes a brief look at what this election phenomenon is and whether this election is facing any surprises of its own.

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The abortion debate is among the most prominent political taboos. Even though vice presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Mike Pence expressed their clear positions on the issue in this month’s debate, they both quickly moved on to talk about unrelated topics. However, with the confirmati…

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Do you know what all you can vote on this November? California will have 12 propositions on the ballot, and it's important for college students to know what exactly they mean. Cristobal Spielmann takes a look at Prop 15, which is aimed at tackling commercial property taxation under the infam…

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Do you know what all you can vote on this November? California will have 12 propositions on the ballot, and it's important for college students to know what exactly they mean. Cristobal Spielmann takes a look at Props 17 and 18 and interviews Prop 17 campaign manager Shay Franco-Clausen to l…

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Do you know what all you can vote on this November? California will have 12 propositions on the ballot, and it's important for college students to know what exactly they mean. Cristobal Spielmann takes a look at Prop 23 and interviews anti-Prop 23 filmmaker and dialysis patient DeWayne Cox t…

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During the primaries, 15% of Los Angeles voters reported waiting in lines longer than 2 hours to vote. One such overcrowded polling location was on LMU’s campus. Veronica BP of Election 2020 spoke to renowned voting expert and Loyola Law School professor Justin Levitt about what Los Angeles …

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Many had the same opinion about last night's debate: it was a dumpster fire. Learn why with Cristobal Spielmann and Veronica Backer-Peral of Election 2020 as they dig into the highlights of the craziness that was the first presidential debate of 2020.

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Do you know what all you can vote on this November? California will have 12 propositions on the ballot, and it's important for college students to know what exactly they mean. Cristobal Spielmann takes a look at Prop 22 and interviews drivers Elizabeth Clews and Tyler Breisacher to learn how…

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In August, Joe Biden chose Senator Kamala Harris to be his vice presidential running mate. How has this monumental nomination affected the 2020 election and will Kamala Harris play a deciding role in it? E2020 spoke to two LMU professors to find out!

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President Trump’s Twitter feed has been filled with warnings about fraud in the upcoming election. In an interview with Election 2020’s Veronica BP, renowned Loyola Law School professor Justin Levitt argues that these claims have no real grounds. They discuss the upcoming election, the 2016 …

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Do you know what all you can vote on this November? California will have 12 propositions on the ballot, and it's important for college students to know what exactly they mean. In the first on a series detailing all of California’s props, Cristobal Spielmann takes a look at Prop 21 and interv…

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Even now that Joe Biden has accepted the presidential nomination, many members of the leftmost wing of the Democratic Party are hesitant to vote for him. The popular "Settle for Biden" Instagram and Twitter accounts are dedicated to swaying supporters of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren a…

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The United States Postal Service is in deep trouble, and the Trump administration might be actively making its problems worse. Cristobal Spielmann looks at why we have the USPS, how the Trump and Biden campaigns have tried to sway political influence over the USPS's struggles and why the USP…

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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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If you voted on Super Tuesday in Los Angeles, you saw the brand new voting system. On Tuesday, we spoke to one of the people who led this change about what worked, what didn’t, and why this new voting platform matters.

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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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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!