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Topic: 2020 election

Apple ’21: Trust the Polls

Columns, Opinions

Apple ’21: Trust the Polls

October 19, 2020 1 comment

On Nov. 9, 2016, as much of the world reacted with shock and dismay to Donald Trump’s victory, people across the spectrum began to repeat phrases that continue to dominate the narrative of today, saying things like “the polls were wrong” or “don’t trust the polls.”

Dems outpace Republican, unaffiliated voters in cast ballots as R.I. early in-person voting, vote by mail begins

Metro, News

Dems outpace Republican, unaffiliated voters in cast ballots as R.I. early in-person voting, vote by mail begins

October 18, 2020 0 comments

More than 23,000 Rhode Island voters have already cast their ballots for the presidential election, with the vast majority participating in in-person early voting as of Oct. 16, according to official data from the Rhode Island Department of State.

From College Hill to campaign trail: how Brown students are getting politically involved virtually this semester

News, University News

From College Hill to campaign trail: how Brown students are getting politically involved virtually this semester

October 15, 2020 0 comments

When Seth Goldstein ’22.5 voted in Wisconsin’s gubernatorial election in 2018, he woke up the next morning in tears — the candidate Goldstein supported, Democrat Tony Evers, had defeated Republican incumbent Scott Walker.

Apple ’21: A vote for Biden, a vote for empathy

Columns, Opinions

Apple ’21: A vote for Biden, a vote for empathy

October 8, 2020 2 comments

In early February, at a CNN Town Hall, Episcopalian pastor Anthony Thompson, whose wife was killed in the Charleston Church shooting, asked Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden about his faith and about how he would use it in the Oval Office.

Brown community reflects on passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, future of SCOTUS

News, University News

Brown community reflects on passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, future of SCOTUS

September 27, 2020 0 comments

In 2002, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivered the baccalaureate address to the University’s graduating seniors and told a story about a time a student asked her what America’s biggest problem would be as the new century began.

Stacey Abrams, the Democratic Party’s nominee in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election, discussed the power of protests and film beyond voting with Edward Steinfeld P '20 and Liz Garbus ’92 at the Watson Institute panel, “All in: The Fight for Democracy.”

News, University News

Stacey Abrams speaks on importance of voting, activism at Watson panel

September 27, 2020 0 comments

“Voting is not enough” to address social injustice in the United States, said Stacey Abrams, the Democratic Party’s nominee in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election, at a Wednesday panel discussing the “All In: The Fight for Democracy” documentary.

Max Pushkin ’22.5, Dylan Douglas ’22, and Ben Lipson ’22 worked on Will Cunningham ’07’s campaign for Congress together before creating the political action committee Make Room recently.

News, University News

Brown students found progressive political action committee

September 9, 2020 0 comments

When Max Pushkin ’22.5, Dylan Douglas ’22 and Ben Lipson ’22.5 reluctantly finished their work on Will Cunningham’s ’07 campaign for Congress they wondered what more they could do to push progressive candidates and policies.

Supreme Court allows for eased mail-ballot rules in R.I. during pandemic

Metro, News

Supreme Court allows for eased mail-ballot rules in R.I. during pandemic

September 5, 2020 0 comments

The United States Supreme Court rejected a Republican-led effort to maintain a two-witness or notary requirement for mail-in ballots in Rhode Island. This provision had been suspended in July due to coronavirus concerns. 

Apple ’21: It’s Tammy Time!

Columns, Opinions

Apple ’21: It’s Tammy Time!

April 21, 2020 0 comments

With Joe Biden all but confirmed as the Democratic nominee, speculation has turned to who his running mate will be. Since Biden made his promise to choose a woman as his vice president, the usual suspects have been bandied about: Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Stacey Abrams, Kamala Harris.

Veluvali ’20: Establishment entitlement will cost the Dems the presidency

Op-eds, Opinions

Veluvali ’20: Establishment entitlement will cost the Dems the presidency

April 15, 2020 7 comments

On April 8, Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign for the presidency. This had been coming for a while. Though Sanders started as the Democratic frontrunner, his campaign was dealt repeated blows as his moderate opponents consolidated around Joseph R. Biden, Jr., who is now the presumptive nominee.