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Friday, November 17, 2017

The threat of Trump is a signal to become politically active

Election Day 2016 will certainly be a memorable day for Americans, and for all the wrong reasons. Most people, this editorial board included, probably did not expect Donald Trump to win the presidency. Nevertheless,...

Declaring Election Day a holiday is one of many ways to improve voting

Well, the elections are over at long last. Regardless of our various reactions to the outcome, we can’t ignore how millions were frustrated by the excruciatingly long lines they endured last Tuesday before they...

Riverside community responds with protests to Trump victory

Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election Tuesday (Nov. 8) evening has triggered responses from both the UC Riverside and local Riverside community altogether. Following Trump's acceptance speech late Tuesday evening, a crowd of nearly 300...

Developing: UCR students protest Trump victory at Bell Tower

  A crowd of approximately 300 students gathered at UC Riverside’s Bell Tower around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 to protest Tuesday night’s election results that revealed Republican Donald Trump as the U.S. president elect....

Richard Roth returns to seat on California senate

Incumbent Richard Roth (D-Riverside) has won a seat on the California senate as a representative of Riverside County’s 31st District, with a victory over Richard Brent Reed (R-Riverside). As part of his campaign to improve California’s...

Mark Takano re-elected to U.S. House of Representatives

The incumbent for the 41st District Mark Takano has been re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Takano, a Democrat, won over challenger Doug Shepherd, a Republican. Takano was originally elected in 2012 to the...

Jose Medina re-elected to California Assembly

  The three-time incumbent of the 61st District of California Jose Medina was re-elected to the California Assembly. He defeated challenger Hector Diaz (R- Moreno Valley). Medina was initially elected to the Assembly in 2012 in the...

Kamala Harris earns historic seat on U.S. senate

California voters made a historic vote on Tuesday, electing the state’s first new U.S. senator in 24 years and the first black politician to represent the state in the senate in electing State Atty....

Elections are important, but so are other issues

Every elections cycle, media coverage tends to work out the same way: As the election year looms, elections discourse begins to trickle into the news. Then, as the primaries and caucuses hit full swing...