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A police officer enters the Salt Lake Metro Jail in South Salt Lake City on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020.

Reese: Voting Is a Right and Our Government Needs To Treat It as Such

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer November 8, 2020

  For every 100,000 people in Utah, 439 of them are incarcerated. Approximately 2.3 million people are currently incarcerated in the United States — the equivalent of around 2/3 of Utah’s population....

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Alexander: Thanks to Trump, Republicans Distance Themselves From the Constitution

By CJ Alexander, Special Projects Managing Editor November 6, 2020

  Ever since President Donald Trump won the 2016 election, Republicans have bent the United States Constitution to their will. Whether it was the Trump administration abusing its power time after...

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints office building in Salt Lake City photographed on August 28th, 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Kincart: Biden Has Earned the LDS Vote

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer November 3, 2020

  In the last week leading up to Election Day, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden have been making their final efforts to garner support. Throughout their campaigns, both...

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McGrath: Plastic Straws Aren’t Killing Us, Corporations Are

By Mackenzie McGrath, Opinion Writer November 2, 2020

  We’ve all heard or used the term gaslighting — it is “a tactic in which a person or entity, in order to gain more, makes a victim question their reality and own sanity.” You might think...

Students at the University of Utah are following the COVID-19 guidelines by wearing masks while working on campus (Photo by Abu Asib | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Saifee: Cast Aside Individualism for a Better Tomorrow

By Zahra Saifee, Opinion Editor November 2, 2020

  We are now beginning the eleventh month of this hellish year. And unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be getting any better. Utah's COVID-19 cases are increasing at alarming rates. Just this past...

Salt lake resident shows their support for Biden-Harris presidency on Thursday, October 29th, 2020. (Photo by Maya Fraser | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Burton: Biden Will Change, But Not Revolutionize, American Economics

By Logan Burton, Opinion Writer November 2, 2020

  For many voters, Biden’s biggest appeal is who he isn’t — Donald Trump. Watching the presidential debates made this fact abundantly clear. Biden is clearly benefitting from characterizing...

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Reese: Vote for Pro-Labor Candidates this Fall

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer November 2, 2020

  Utah, a right-to-work state, isn’t known for having a strong labor union presence despite having a long history with the labor movement. In the early 1900s, Murray elected socialist candidates...

UT-04 Democratic Candidate Ben McAdams with supporters. (Photo courtesy of the Ben McAdams campaign)

Barron: Margins and Municipalities Matter: Why Utah Dems Still Need to Vote

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer November 2, 2020

  Donald Trump has a 96% chance of winning Utah’s electoral votes this November, Republican Gubernatorial candidate Spencer Cox leads his Democratic opponent Chris Peterson by more than 20 points...

A Biden campaign sign in a Salt Lake City residents lawn (Photo by Maya Fraser | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Soter: Utah Needs Joe Biden in the White House

By Theadora Soter, Multimedia Managing Editor November 2, 2020

  For months now, journalists at the Daily Utah Chronicle and around the nation have been working tirelessly to provide you, the public, with the information you need to vote confidently, compassionately...

Former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden speaks at Kingsbury Hall on the University of Utah Campus on Dec. 13, 2018. (Photo by: Justin Prather | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Poma: I Was Undecided. After Weeks of Research, I’m Voting for Biden.

By Sasha Poma, Assistant Opinion Editor October 29, 2020

  Over the past few weeks, I’ve kept an eye on the presidential candidates so I could make an informed decision about whom to vote for. The task of choosing the right man for the job while simultaneously...

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