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What is the Electoral College?

What is the Electoral College?

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor

October 22, 2020

Each state has a certain number of “electors”, people who ultimately vote the president in, which is based on how many Representatives and Senators that state has in Congress.  In total, there are 538 electors; the first candidate to reach 270 votes wins the election. In all of United States History, only five presidents won the Electoral College while losing the popular vote.

US Senate acquits Trump in impeachment trial

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks about his Senate impeachment trial in the East Room at the White House in Washington on February 6, 2020. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

February 7, 2020

WASHINGTON — The US Senate voted Wednesday evening to dismiss the charges of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the third president in American history to face formal impeachment. In the first article of impeachment concerning abuse of power, Senators voted 52 to 48 in favor of “Not Guilty.”...

US House of Representatives vote to impeach Trump

Supporters who want President Donald Trump impeached rally downtown in West Palm Beach, Florida on December 17, 2019. [GREG LOVETT / palmbeachpost.com]

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

The Democrat-led House of Representatives voted Wednesday to begin the impeachment of President Trump. The chief of state is accused of soliciting Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to rig the 2020 election in Trump’s favor on July 25. An anonymous whistleblower submitted a complaint against...

Trump warns that a ‘civil war’ will start should his impeachment be successful

The White House fenced-off in Washington, D.C. on May 27, 2017

Jacob Sawyer, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2019

President Donald Trump is attempting to deter his Democratic opponents from continuing with impeachment procedures by warning them of a civil war in the event that he loses. Trump took to Twitter on Monday, Sept. 29, responding with a comment originally authored Sunday, Sept. 28, by longtime Trum...

You’re a vile one, Mr. Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court Justice confirmation hearings last year.

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

September 23, 2019

There are a few words that come to mind when I hear the name, Brett Kavanaugh: vile, pathetic, childish and, unfortunately, a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).  Last year, when Kavanaugh was in the running to become a Supreme Court Justice, I initially did not pay enough atte...

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