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DA Voter Guide: California Propositions

The Daily Aztec has created this voter guide to help you navigate the 2020 California propositions.
by Brenden Tuccinardi, Katelynn Robinson, and Jadyn Brandt October 21, 2020

Proposition 14 Prop 14 authorizes bonds to continue funding stem cell and other medical research. It issues $5.5 billion in bonds to investors and to the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine...

Residents of all backgrounds rally behind Prop 16

by Patrick Doyle, Staff Writer October 21, 2020

Supporters of affirmative action organized a rally in downtown San Diego last Friday, Oct. 16 to show their support for Proposition 16 on the November ballot in California. Prop 16 would repeal Prop 209...

Opinion: If President Trump is re-elected, our democracy will be taken away

Opinion: If President Trump is re-elected, our democracy will be taken away
by Jayne Yutig, Staff Writer October 15, 2020

When historians look back at the summer of 2020, they will see a nation torn apart by the civil unrest in response to systemic racial injustice. They will read about potentially the worst economic collapse...

Do you know how to vote? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered

Millions of Californians will be voting by mail. Before you cast your ballot make sure you know what to do.
by Catlan Nguyen, Social Media Editor October 13, 2020

With the election less than a month away and the nation still gripped by the coronavirus pandemic, voting this year will be very different from what we are all used to. Massive changes were made to the...

“All In: The Fight for Democracy” sheds light on voter suppression tactics

by Aleah Jarin, Staff Writer September 28, 2020

Amazon Studios’ latest documentary film “All In: The Fight for Democracy,” directed by Lisa Cortes and Liz Garbus, dives into the history of voter suppression and addresses the barriers affecting...

A ranked voting system can be beneficial to ensure a fair election

A ranked voting system can be beneficial to ensure a fair election
by Mary Claire Toth, Contributor September 22, 2020

From sea to shining sea, America parades its democratic process while bullying skeptics of U.S. elective procedures. The United States has gone so far as to wage wars against countries that challenge...

The Trump Administration will restore law and order in America. Again?

The Trump Administration will restore law and order in America. Again?
by Jayne Yutig, Staff Writer September 21, 2020

President Trump formally accepted the Republican nomination for President on August 27 from the South Lawn of the White House.  Republicans put forth their central policy, contrasting with Democrats....

Opinion: Kamala Harris’ criminal justice record could cause apprehensions for voters

Opinion: Kamala Harris' criminal justice record could cause apprehensions for voters
by Jessica Octavio, Staff Writer September 11, 2020

On August 23, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris conducted their first joint interview as the Democratic presidential ticket for the 2020 election. Senator Harris’ VP nomination comes at an opportune moment...

The Democratic National Convention highlighted everyday American stories. This is what will help Democrats win in November.

The Democratic National Convention highlighted everyday American stories. This is what will help Democrats win in November.
by Jayne Yutig, Contributor August 26, 2020

A historic (and virtual) Democratic National Convention ended last week, shifting the 2020 Presidential race into hyperdrive as candidates began their sprint to Nov. 3, hoping to cross the finish line...

Opinion: Sen. Harris as Democratic VP Candidate is a big win for the Black and Asian community

Opinion: Sen. Harris as Democratic VP Candidate is a big win for the Black and Asian community
by Jayne Yutig, Contributor August 20, 2020

The Democratic National Convention took place this week and its virtual stage was outshined by a historic first — the nomination of the first Black and Southeast Asian female Vice Presidential candidate...

San Diego mayoral candidates discuss student housing, SDSU Mission Valley in campus debate

Candidates (left to right) Tasha Williamson, Barabra Bry and Todd Gloria debate the issues in Montezuma Hall.
by Alexa Oslowski, Photo Editor November 5, 2019

San Diego’s three Democratic mayoral candidates appeared on campus on Nov. 4 to pick up the debate on housing, transportation and the San Diego State Mission Valley site.  Students were given the...

San Diego mayoral candidates discuss housing, transportation at USD debate

(Left to right) Todd Gloria, Tasha Williamson and Barbara Bry sit alongside one another during a mayoral debate hosted by Voice of San Diego on Oct. 26 at the University of San Diego.
by Jack Molmud, Live Producer October 31, 2019

Three local Democrats are running to fill the seat of San Diego Mayor in 2020. On Oct. 26, the public got a taste of the campaign season in a mayoral debate at Politifest, an annual summit on local government...

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