Tag: election

The American flag, flying over Denver, Colorado, on April 12th, 2017. Photo by Kevin Trejos.

Why we need another DACA

Undocumented immigration became a hotly contested issue during the 2016 presidential election. One of President Donald Trump’s major campaign promises was to build a wall along the Mexican border to discourage illegal immigrants from crossing over into the United States. While the wall has not yet materialized, Trump took a major step in his fight against illegal immigration on Sept. […]

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America Made the Wrong Choice on Election Day

America Made the Wrong Choice on Election Day

*This story was originally published in the December 2016 print edition of The Eagle Eye, and therefore does not include recent controversial political developments.* This year’s presidential election on Nov. 8 was one that was unprecedented – one that illustrates just how uncaring and bigoted the majority of (white) America is. The Department of Justice sued Donald Trump, the chosen […]

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Electors remain loyal to Trump and formally elect him as president

Electors remain loyal to Trump and formally elect him as president

Exceeding the required 270 votes to assume the presidency, on Dec. 19 Trump received 304 electoral votes and took the next step in the process to be declared President of the United States. While Clinton received 277, she won the popular vote by more than two percentage points. The official Electoral College results will be authorized on Jan. 6 by […]

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Members of the MSD politics club show their support for Clinton at one of her rallies.

Trump takes presidential title

The insanity that was the 2016 presidential election has finally come to an end. Republic nominee Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States of America. Trump defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s 218 electoral votes with a whopping 289 votes. Trump’s success can be credited to his huge wins in swing states Florida, Michigan, Texas and Pennsylvania, though Clinton claimed […]

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State of the American Presidential Election

State of the American Presidential Election

It’s not too much of a stretch to say that this is one of the worst elections in United States history. Americans immensely dislike both candidates: according to Reuters, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s respective 55 percent and 62 percent disapproval ratings rank as the two highest in the six decades that presidential disapproval has been measured. What’s sad about […]

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