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Elections

An Official Ballot Drop Box for the Midterm Elections 2018 at the Salt Lake County Building in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman: Removing Straight Ticket Voting Will Make It More Difficult to Vote

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer February 13, 2020

  The Utah legislative session is only 45 days long and is jam-packed with bills to be debated. One such bill would remove the straight ticket voting option on Utah ballots, essentially erasing...

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Edwards: Old Enough to Vote Should Mean Old Enough to Run

By Sheely Edwards, Editor-in-Chief February 13, 2020

  Representative Candice Pierucci became the youngest member of the Utah Legislature when she was appointed to the State House by Governor Herbert in late 2019. At 27 years old, she is only two...

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Barron: Kim Coleman Wants To Bring The Swamp To UT-04

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer January 23, 2020

  Last July, Congressman Ben McAdams (D-Salt Lake City) had the highest approval rating of any member of Utah’s congressional delegation. Analysts credited this high rating to the bipartisan...

U.S. Senator Mike Lee of Utah speaking at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo by Gage Skidmore | Courtesy Flickr)

Christopherson: Mike Lee Made a Good Point. He Still Shouldn’t Be Reelected.

By Nain Christopherson, Assistant Opinion Editor January 22, 2020

  In a time when nearly every Republican in Congress appears to have thrown their morals out the window in favor of blind loyalty to Donald Trump, the bar for political courage is extremely low....

Congressman Ben McAdams (left) stands with U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Reese: Progressives Need to Think Local Before Taking On Moderates Like McAdams

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer January 18, 2020

  Many centrist Democrats are facing progressive challengers in 2020, inspired by the wins of progressives such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar. Rep. Ben...

Cushman: Utah Has a Chance to Enact Term Limits and End Career Politicians

Cushman: Utah Has a Chance to Enact Term Limits and End Career Politicians

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer January 12, 2020

In the summer of 2019, the United Utah Party proposed a ballot initiative to reinstate term limits for Utah state legislators. My colleague Sheely Edwards criticized the proposal as “false advertising,”...

Former Governor Jon Huntsman speaking at CPAC FL in Orlando, Florida. (Courtesy Gage Skidmore, Wikimedia Commons)

Reese: Utah’s 2020 GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Have A Rocky Primary Ahead

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer December 23, 2019

As the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries are heating up, so too are several state-wide races. Most notable to Utahns is Utah’s 2020 gubernatorial race. An announcement by Jon Huntsman’s campaign...

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Cushman: Participate in Elections to Cause Real Change

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer December 3, 2019

The debate over voter suppression heats up every election cycle as many Americans still feel that their voices are being intentionally excluded from the political conversation. Voter suppression comes...

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Cushman: Party-Run Primaries Present Problems

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer November 6, 2019

Faith in American institutions has been on a decline since 1958, when the National Election Study first began polling about trust in the government. The amount of Americans who believe they can trust their...

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Edwards: False Advertising Pitches Term Limits as a Simple Solution

By Sheely Edwards, Editor-in-Chief November 6, 2019

  The United Utah Party recently launched a ballot initiative campaign to impose limits on state elected officials in Utah. If passed in November 2020, “Unite 4 Term Limits” would limit state...