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United government to not last long without caution

If the Democrat Congress isn’t careful, they could lose their majority in the 2022 elections.
January 14, 2021

The 2020 election has revealed a great deal about the public opinion of American citizens toward the government. It showed that a lot of people were not content with Trump’s presidency, especially his...

Dr. Jill Biden op-ed demonstrates society’s inherent misogyny

Joseph Epstein has attempted to take Dr. Jill Biden’s credibility as a doctor away from her, and is completely wrong to do so.
December 23, 2020

America was taken aback on Dec. 11 by an article published in the Wall Street Journal. The author, Joseph Epstein, entitled it, “Is There a Doctor in the White House? Not if You Need an M.D.” The article...

Seniors vote for first time in 2020 election

A portion of Staples seniors voted for the next US President and local politicians for the first time in this election.
November 20, 2020

The 2020 presidential race was nothing like America has seen before. Debates between supporters of former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump have erupted across the United States ever...

Students discuss whether Election Day should be marked as national holiday

November 10, 2020

https://anchor.fm/lys-goldman4/episodes/Should-Election-Day-be-a-national-holiday-elvfph/a-a3o5b9t

Absentee ballot concerns emerge as election approaches

To reduce the potential for COVID-19 spread from in-person voting, many are choosing to vote with absentee ballots. Ballots are mailed in or dropped off in-person in official ballot drop boxes. One is located in the back of Westport’s Town Hall.
October 26, 2020

COVID-19 has induced an unprecedented increase in the use of absentee ballots in Westport, leading, in turn, to increasing ballot rejection.  Many fears stem from the fact that those now considering...

Social studies teachers approach election education with confidence

Social studies teacher Suzanne Kammerman’s classroom board depicts the Democratic and Republican tickets as well as dates for the online and absentee ballots and Presidential and Vice-presidential debates.
September 26, 2020

The November election is coming soon, and everyone can feel it. A global pandemic, nationwide protests and, arguably, more political polarization than has ever been seen in recent history. With all this...

Westport Registrar of Voters announces deadlines for 2020 election registration

By Monday, voters will need to make a final decision on which party they will be a member of for the 2020 election and whether or not to switch.
May 11, 2020

The Westport Registrar of Voters decided that May 11 would be the last day for registered voters who are currently in a political party to switch parties. All new or unaffiliated voters who wish to register...

Connecticut postpones primary elections due to COVID-19

Connecticut postpones primary elections due to COVID-19
May 4, 2020

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont moved the Democratic and Republican primary elections to June 2 in order to comply with social distancing efforts to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. This...

Misrepresented Iowa caucus proves important; continues American traditions

The results of the Democratic Iowa caucus are in after errors with the mobile app used were reported. Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg received 13 delegates from the caucus, allocating 26.2% of votes.
March 14, 2020

The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November marks the beginning of the Iowa caucuses. While the 2020 Iowa caucuses faced a considerable amount of attention with the reporting errors brought on...

Yang distinguishes himself through plan for American democracy

Andrew Yang addresses a crowd of supporters at a gun violence event in Des Moines, Iowa. He supports creating an effective nationwide gun licensing program, banning assault weapons and supporting the mentally ill to prevent gun violence.
January 15, 2020

I’m sick of Donald Trump’s presidency. I’m sick of the Tweets, I’m sick of the poor policy and I’m sick of utter chaos from our federal government. But I’m also sick of talking about Trump....

Michael Bloomberg could save 2020 presidential election

Michael Bloomberg could save 2020 presidential election
December 18, 2019

Since I will be 18 in the next election, I am trying to be more involved in the 2020 presidential race now that I have a responsibility to vote. But as somebody who considers herself to be an Independent,...

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