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Barron: Don’t Vote for Utah’s RNC Republicans

Republican Headquarters in Salt Lake City on Wednesday October 3rd, 2018 (Photo by: The Daily Utah Chronicle).

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

September 8, 2020

  Three Utah politicians played major roles in the recent Republican National Convention — two of whom are seeking office this November. Senator Mike Lee proudly cast Utah’s 40 Republican delegate votes for President Donald Trump. Both Burgess Owens, the Republican nominee for Utah’s fou...

Cushman: Party Politics Have No Place in Public Education

A Utah State Board of Education office in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. (Gwen Christopherson | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer

September 4, 2020

  This year, Utah’s ballot for the state school board election has party labels next to each candidate’s name. A 2019 Utah Supreme Court ruling has allowed school board candidates to run affiliated with a party for the first time in Utah history. Having candidates for the Utah State Board of E...

Barron: A Vote for Ben McAdams Is a Vote for Utah

Barron: A Vote for Ben McAdams Is a Vote for Utah

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

September 1, 2020

  A recent Deseret News poll found that the race for Utah’s Fourth Congressional District (UT-04) is tied up, with 35% of voters supporting Ben McAdams, the Democratic incumbent, and 35% supporting Burgess Owens, the Republican nominee. While UT-04 is a competitive district, this race should not be ...

Letter to the Editor: How Utahns Can Vote During a Pandemic

Letter to the Editor: How Utahns Can Vote During a Pandemic

By Lauren Harvey

August 30, 2020

  With the 2020 Election rapidly approaching and increasing doubts that are circulating about the efficacy and security of voting by mail, knowing the voting laws of one’s state is as important as it has ever been. Luckily for Utahns, the Utah State Legislature unanimously passed S.B. 6007...

McGrath: They Don’t Want You to Vote — Go Anyways

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By Mackenzie McGrath, Opinion Writer

August 27, 2020

  As election day nears, many fear how voting will be impacted during a pandemic, especially when our own president is attacking a federal system that we use to deliver and receive mail-in ballots. I never thought we would have to defend and protest to save the postal service, but now our votes depend on it. Vote-by-mail lowers the barrier for partic...

Cushman: Support Initiatives That Protect Voters

People casting their votes during the Midterm Elections 2018 at the Salt Lake County Building in Salt Lake City, UT on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer

August 27, 2020

  In late July, the postal service sent letters to 46 states as well as D.C. to warn them that the USPS does not have the resources to guarantee that all mail-in ballots cast for this year’s presidential election will arrive in time to be counted. It is expected that with the threat of a g...

Scott: Taking the Protest to Your Neighbor’s Porch

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By Elise Scott, Opinion Writer

August 11, 2020

  Every year, we write a new version of the same article encouraging students to become involved in local politics. We build our case that college students have a unique passion for making a difference, that voting is a civic duty and yes, you can even get college credit for a political internship...

Barron: Like Our Air, Staggs’ Plan Need Work

Inversion in Salt Lake City, UT on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (Photo by Curtis Lin/ Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

July 27, 2020

  For almost three years, Trent Staggs has served as the mayor of my hometown. Under his leadership, a lot in Riverton has changed, from our logo to our police department. Indeed, 80% of the initiatives outlined in Staggs’ 4-year strategic plan were accomplished in his first two years in offic...

Burton: Utah’s Gubernatorial Primary Showed Us the Importance of Mail-In Voting

People casting their votes during the Midterm Elections 2018 at the Salt Lake County Building in Salt Lake City, UT on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Logan Burton, Opinion Writer

July 23, 2020

  The 2020 Utah gubernatorial race has been an exciting process. With a prolific and lengthy decade under his belt, Gary Herbert will retire his position as governor in 2021. The next governor will be a dramatic change in Utah’s leadership as the state faces the challenges that come with a...

Barron: The U Should Prioritize Students with a Remote VP Debate

Joe Biden speaks at Kingsbury Hall on the University of Utah Campus on Dec. 13, 2018. Biden's vice presidential pick is set to debate Vice President Mike Pence on October 7th and 8th in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Justin Prather | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

June 22, 2020

  Last fall, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced that the 2020 Vice Presidential Debate would be hosted at the University of Utah a little less than a month before election day.  Slated to be the first national debate in Utah, university leadership prioritized the success of th...