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Staff Editorial: Make sure your vote counts

October 8, 2020

*The Guilfordian does not endorse any political party or political candidate. The 2020 election has officially already begun. In many states, voters are flocking to early voting sites in record numbers. The...

Democrats must utilize their Midterms success

Democrats must utilize their Midterms success
November 16, 2018

There was a blue wave, but it was no tsunami. Democrats won a majority in the U.S. House, but with continued Republican majority in the Senate, and a Republican Supreme Court. Midterm elections are often...

Political influence by third parties is evident

Political influence by third parties is evident
November 9, 2018

Third parties seem too obscure for most people to bother with. Some may even see them as irrelevant. When half of all eligible voters don’t even vote for two classic parties, who’s going to go out...

Voter turnout needs growth

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November 2, 2018

Nearly half of eligible Americans don’t vote. No matter how many times I hear this, it always baffles me that so many people don’t take advantage of being a part of the democratic system. “No...

Local elections are just as important as national ones and deserve people’s undivided attention

Local elections are just as important as national ones and deserve people’s undivided attention
October 6, 2017

At such a divisive time in politics, people often get caught up in large national elections and forget about local elections. These elections can have large impacts on the lives of citizens and are still...

States vote pot this election

States vote pot this election
December 2, 2016

Planted within this election was a victory for a most unexpected candidate: weed. In 1971, President Richard Nixon declared that drug abuse was America’s biggest enemy and launched the controversial...

Donald Trump must consider plurality of voters

December 2, 2016

It’s funny that in an election where Donald Trump gave a megaphone to the “voiceless,” it feels like more than 66 million Americans lost their say overnight. In the waning hours of Election Day,...

Community wants to fight voter ID law

April 1, 2016

Over 218,000 voters were denied the right to vote in the North Carolina primaries due to the state’s new voter ID laws. These changes have restricted a number of people living in North Carolina from...

Low voter turnout impacted NC by turning away voters

March 25, 2016

On March 15, North Carolinians were given the first chance to weigh in on the presidential race as well as state and local races. Precincts around North Carolina opened their doors for the state primary....

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