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Brookings County breaks records for 2020 election

Brookings County breaks records for 2020 election

Andrew Rasmussen, Reporter (He/him) November 17, 2020

The 2020 election has come and gone, ending with some historic results in South Dakota. Brookings County, home to part of District 4 and all of District 7, saw a 74.9% voter turnout during the general...

Territories and states do not vote; people do

Territories and states do not vote; people do

Becca Ady, Guest Columnist (She/her) November 17, 2020

When looking at past elections, there have been instances where the winner of the popular vote has not won the presidency because of the electoral college. No other developed country has an electoral...

Editorial

Editorial: Make time to go vote

Editorial Board October 27, 2020

The 2020 election is just around the corner, and with an election year as controversial as this, voting is imperative. While it may be too late to submit a ballot by mail, you can still vote in person...

Students’ final thoughts on election candidates

Students’ final thoughts on election candidates

Jacob Boyko, Reporter (He/Him) October 27, 2020

As the contentious and bitter presidential campaigns enter their final stretch of the race, voters all around the country are weighing their options and casting their ballots. Thursday night’s presidential...

Former South Dakota Senator, Larry Tidemann, runs for District 7 representative

Former South Dakota Senator, Larry Tidemann, runs for District 7 representative

Megan Bertsch, Copy Editor (She/Her) September 29, 2020

Larry Tidemann is a former South Dakota Senator up for election into the House of Representatives. He has served the state legislature for six years in the house, and then ran for the Senate serving eight...

Former Brookings Mayor, Tim Reed, runs for District 7 representative

Former Brookings Mayor, Tim Reed, runs for District 7 representative

Megan Bertsch, Copy Editor (She/Her) September 29, 2020

Tim Reed is no stranger to serving the Brookings Community. He is the current District Seven representative up for re-election, serving two terms in the legislature thus far. Before that, Reed served in...

Important questions answered on election integrity in South Dakota

Important questions answered on election integrity in South Dakota

Megan Bertsch, Copy Editor (She/Her) September 29, 2020

The Rotary Club of Downtown Sioux Falls hosted a panel to discuss election integrity in South Dakota Sept. 14. “Although we have been conducting elections in this nation for well over centuries, the...

Voting in South Dakota: What you need to know

Voting in South Dakota: What you need to know

Andrew Rasmussen, Reporter (He/Him) September 29, 2020

Election day is weeks away, but voting has already begun in South Dakota. While the general election officially takes place Nov. 3, early and absentee voting started Sept. 18. In order to cast a ballot,...

Vote. Its that simple.

Vote. It’s that simple.

College Republicans September 29, 2020

With the 2020 election right around the corner, we have one simple message: Vote. During the 2018 midterm election, voter turnout in the 18-29 age range was 36%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. While...

A multitude of worries

A multitude of worries

College Democrats September 29, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s journey to the presidential nomination has certainly been tumultuous. While maybe not every Democrat’s first-choice candidate, Joe Biden’s left-centrist positions...

A Black and white vote: Statewide voter disparities

A Black and white vote: Statewide voter disparities

Andre Gary-Mack, Opinion Editor (He/Him) September 29, 2020

It is no secret that 2020 has been quite the year. There has been some good, but mostly it has been like we are living in some sick and twisted experiment. Between COVID-19, the Black Lives Matter movement,...

Election 2016 vs. 2020: Whats changed, whats stayed the same?

Election 2016 vs. 2020: What’s changed, what’s stayed the same?

Jordan Rusche, Lifestyles Editor (She/Her) September 29, 2020

With another presidential election right around the corner, students and staff at South Dakota State University may wonder just how different this year’s election will be compared to the 2016 election. David...

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