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New Hanover voter guide 2020: District and county offices

American election mail envelopes

Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2020

this guide is intended to give you a better glimpse not only at who you are voting for, but what they are running for. 

New Hanover voter guide 2020: State offices

American election mail envelope with face mask

Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2020

Not only do local candidates have the greatest control over the facets of life that reach their citizens, but they are also more closely linked and beholden to their constituents.

New Hanover Voter Guide 2020: Federal offices

American election mail envelope with pen

Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2020

Once again, America has reached that hallowed event voters hold both sacred in their hearts and yet seem to dread all the same. One roadblock many Americans face when picking their candidates are not only deciding who to pick but deciphering what position they are running for in the first place. Positions that may read as trivial or, frankly, boring, have potentially the greatest effect on citizens.

OPINION: The differences between the Biden and Clinton campaigns

The White House - Photo by David Everett Strickler

Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2020

Through a rigorous primary season, a contentious general election season, a host of controversies, and a literal pandemic, one thought has lingered in the minds of those who have closely followed the presidential election no matter which candidate you support.

Commission on Presidential Debates cancels second presidential debate

The Commission on Presidential Debates cancelled the second debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. (JIM WATSON,SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

Bethanie Simms, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2020

In an unprecedented move, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) canceled a presidential debate amid fallout from President Trump’s positive coronavirus diagnosis.

OPINION: It’s your civic duty to vote

Voters for no-excuse, in-person absentee voting at Norfolk City Hall in Norfolk, Virginia on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (Kristen Zeis/The Virginian-Pilot/TNS)

Gia Lash, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2020

I'd encourage anyone who feels disheartened with the political process to look farther down the ballot. Find out who your local candidates are, and find out what they stand for. Understand what issues are affecting the people in your community, and understand what steps candidates are taking to fix them. While change happens at every level, local change is what you're most likely to feel the effects of. 

OPINION: The battle over the Supreme Court is a horror show full of hypocrisy and partisanship

Judge Amy Coney Barrett walks from the Oval Office to be introduced by President Donald Trump as his Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

Hannah Horowitz and Nicolas Ziccardi

September 29, 2020

There are questions regarding how this will affect the 2020 presidential race, as this is said to be an advantage to those on the right. Trump’s top pick, Amy Coney Barrett, was formally nominated in the White House Rose Garden on Saturday, just one day after Ginsburg was lying in state at the U.S. Capitol. The formal Senate confirmation hearings are to take place beginning on October 12, as there seems to be a mad dash by the GOP to place her on the high court as soon as possible.

Trump or Biden: Where Do You Stand?

In this photo combination: President Donald Trump, left, speaks during a news conference in the briefing room of the White House; and Democratic presidential candidate, and former Vice President, Joe Biden speaks about the unrest across the country from Philadelphia City Hall. (From left:Alex Wong/Jim Watson AFP/Getty Images/TNS) (Editors note: this is two combined, cropped photos from Getty Images)

Ambar Delgado, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2020

Below you will find an introductory guide to the platforms of Donald J. Trump and Joe Biden. 

North Carolina absentee mail-in voting guide

Absentee voting manager Matt Kelly holds the ballot envelopes that will be used to mail ballots at the Franklin County Board of Elections office in Columbus on July 29. The two-key system ensures no one political party will have access to ballots alone. [Adam Cairns/Dispatch]

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

August 17, 2020

Due to concerns about health and safety, amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) at the polls this upcoming election season, more and more Americans are considering absentee mail-in voting.  A recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found that about 65% of Americans support absentee voting, espec...

OPINION: For Joe Biden, it is three distinct paths

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about economic recovery during a campaign event at Colonial Early Education Program at the Colwyck Center on July 21, 2020 in New Castle, Delaware. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/TNS)

Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer

July 25, 2020

There is no doubt that both parties know this may as well be the most consequential election of our lifetimes, especially if you will be voting against the incumbent this November. When Joe Biden kicked off his third presidential run back in May of 2019, he called for a restoration of the nation's soul. At the time, it was perceived as a well-meaning, if antiquated no...

2018 Midterms – Democrats take the House, Republicans look to the Senate

Christine Giroux exits the voting booth at Transit Town Hall Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 in Sibley County, Minn. The curtains, an ode the American flag, were sewn by a past election official. (Leila Navidi/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

Tyler Newman, News Editor

November 8, 2018

The United States midterm elections were held on Nov. 6 across the nation, with many eager voters waiting in long lines and dodging adverse weather conditions to cast their ballot and make their voice heard. A record 113 million were estimated to have shown up to vote this year, the first midterm...

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