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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

Elections

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)

Cushman: Support Initiatives That Protect Voters

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...

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Scott: Taking the Protest to Your Neighbor’s Porch

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,...

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

Barron: Like Our Air, Staggs’ Plan Need Work

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...

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)

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

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...

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

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. ...

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

Cushman: Liberal Utahns Should Register as Republicans for the Primary Elections

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer June 15, 2020

  In order to vote in the Republican primaries this month, Utah voters must be registered as Republicans. The Utah GOP runs a closed primary, excluding anyone not officially affiliated with the...

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)

Cushman: Vote-by-Mail Is Not a Partisan Issue

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer June 8, 2020

  Utah is one of only five states where residents vote primarily by mail – a practice our Republican state leaders are proud of, but which the national GOP has openly denounced. With threats...

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Cushman: States Must Be Allowed to Regulate Faithless Electors

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer June 3, 2020

  On May 13, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Chiafalo v. Washington, a case that could drastically change this year’s presidential election just months before it is set to take place....

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Barron: Vote Huntsman, Not Cox, to Bring Utah through the COVID-19 Crisis

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer May 20, 2020

  With the June 30th primary election looming, Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox and former Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. lead the GOP field in the race to be Utah’s next governor. Back in April,...

An inaccurate census count will continue to hurt Americans long after this pandemic is over.(Courtesy Wallpaper Flare)

Barron: Don’t Let COVID-19 Harm Utahns Further Through Inaccurate Census Results

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer April 10, 2020

  As April Fools was effectively canceled this year, April 1's other, lesser-known “holiday” was brought to the forefront, with celebrities, state leaders and even former presidential candidates...