The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Where to vote on Nov. 3

Where to vote on Nov. 3

By Samantha Boyle, Managing Editor for Reporting October 29, 2020

Figuring out where you’re able to vote can oftentimes be pretty confusing. Luckily, Champaign-Urbana and several surrounding areas have set up some universal voting locations voters can go to regardless...

Seventh U.S. Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett, meets with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as she begins a series of meetings to prepare for her confirmation hearing on Sept. 29.

Supreme Court nomination may influence election

By Haley Bickelhaupt, Staff Writer October 29, 2020

Editor’s Note: This story was written before Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed by the Senate on Monday. On Sept. 18, President Donald Trump released a statement on the impact of late Supreme Court Justice,...

Deciding who to support in the 2020 election

Deciding who to support in the 2020 election

By Shivali Shukla, Assistant Special Sections Editor October 29, 2020

More than 50 million Americans have already cast their vote for the 2020 presidential election, setting a pace that is predicted to surpass voter turnout records since 1908. Voting methods vary across...

2020 presidential election carries historical significance, future implications

2020 presidential election carries historical significance, future implications

By Michael Bodenhagen, Staff Writer October 29, 2020

You can’t escape it. You hear it from the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB. Snapchat and Facebook advertise it. Every other commercial on TV is about it. There is no hiding from the 2020 presidential election....

So what is the Electoral College?

So what is the Electoral College?

By Shivali Shukla, Assistant Special Sections Editor October 29, 2020

In 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump won the election despite losing the popular vote by almost 3 million votes. To understand how, let’s break down the Electoral College. The National Archives explain...

Champaign County residents vote at the Brookens Administrative Center in Urbana, Illinois on Sept. 24. Polling locations nationwide have implemented COVID-19 precautions.

Mail-in voting increase chance of ballot rejection

By Samantha Boyle, Managing Editor for Reporting October 29, 2020

Many of those who have voted in a general election before may be used to the in-person voting in a booth setting. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has slightly changed the way voting will happen this upcoming...

Willie Wilson departs a news conference at the Thompson Center in Chicago on May 12. Wilson is running as an independent under the Willie Wilson Party.

Presidential candidates, graduated income tax appear on 2020 ballot

By JJ Kim, Editor-in-Chief October 29, 2020

Who’s on the ballot? Here is a brief overview of what voters registered in Champaign-Urbana will see on their ballot.  Illinois Allow for Graduated Income Tax Amendment (Illinois Fair Tax) The Illinois...

Forgot to register in time? You can still vote

Forgot to register in time? You can still vote

By Meghan Lyons, Special Sections Editor October 29, 2020

Election Day is rapidly approaching and is now less than one week away. Given this is a college newspaper, the people reading this article most likely are voting in their first presidential election. Are...

Voters enter the early voting location located in the ARC on Friday. Students share their views on the importance of the 2020 Presidential Election.

University students weigh in on importance of election

By Allison Connelly, Staff Writer October 29, 2020

With the upcoming election occurring during a worldwide pandemic, it seems as if the stakes are higher than ever before. Every single University student — especially our minority students — have been...

Champaign County residents vote at the Brookens Administrative Center in Urbana, Illinois on Sept. 24. Polling locations nationwide have implemented COVID-19 precautions.

Election carries significance for first time voters

By Elizabeth Sayasane, Features Editor October 29, 2020

Voting as a college student means entering the electorate at a tumultuous time in one’s life. For most of the University’s student body, the 2016 election took place before they reached the golden...

Where do the candidates stand on political issues?

Where do the candidates stand on political issues?

By Bella Keys, Staff Writer October 29, 2020

The election is rapidly approaching with President Donald Trump facing former Vice President Joe Biden. You probably have heard lots of things about both of them, but what about the big picture? It has...

A student enters an early voting site in the Illini Union on Friday afternoon. Americans between the ages of 23 and 38 are now the most represented generation in the United States.

Understand the political ideology generational gap

By Matthew Beyer, Staff Writer October 29, 2020

One of life’s many double-edged swords is the fact that we are all entitled to our own opinion. Everyone having their own unique perspective can be a beautiful thing, as it allows us to learn the things...

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