Election 2020

With what many consider the most important presidential election in U.S. history looming, Student Media launched an ambitious project in September 2019 to cover the election from college students’ perspective. 

The California primary election has moved to March 3rd, Super Tuesday. Watch here to find out how this empowers voters in state.

While the two big parties might be whittling down their prospective nominees, the Libertarian party is just getting started on picking theirs. Follow the E2020 team as they interview Vermin Supreme, Lincoln Chafee, Jacob Hornberger and more!

At LMU’s annual CSJ symposium, we asked journalists from The Young Turks Network and CNN if populism is an issue that journalists are contributing to. Here, they discuss everything from emotion in politics to whether or not Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are the same.

Are YOU registered to vote? Volunteers from the Center for Service and Action and LMU Cares tell students about registering to vote at LMU.TurboVote.org.

This primary season, many on both the right and the left have been promoting a number of conspiracy theories. Learn why CNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter is worried about the impact social media could have in promoting conspiracy theories.

In an E2020 exclusive interview, CNN Anchor Brian Stelter explains why disinformation has spread in the era of fake news and how student journalists can combat it.

Check out some of the best work from the Loyolan's Election 2020 Team!

President Trump’s impeachment trial ends this week, but one congresswoman has been calling for Trump’s removal from office since 2017. We asked Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) why she has been fighting for impeachment for so long.

Have you been following the impeachment trial? Professors from LMU and Loyola Law School spoke to the E2020 team about their opinions on the trial and its implications.

E2020 joined the LA Women's March to discuss abortion rights and the Trump Administration.

In an E2020 exclusive interview, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) discusses why it's important that students recognize and are inspired by the work of Martin Luther King Jr.

Do you think that politicians should swear? Watch LMU students weigh in on the effect that cussing has on their views of politicans.

The E2020 team explores best-selling author Steve Levisky’s theory that American democracy may be dying. We asked presidential candidates and lawmakers how they would preserve democracy.

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and former HUD Secretary Julián Castro have dropped out of the presidential race after failing to meet recent debate thresholds. Election 2020 interviewed L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and former Cory Booker volunteer Rachel James to hear why some are annoyed with the lack of minority representation at the debates.

The term 'open borders' has attracted a lot of controversies. In this video, Election 2020 takes a look at what open borders are, what proponents and critics are arguing about, and why 2020 presidential candidate Julián Castro says his plan is not about open borders.

Many top-tier 2020 presidential candidates are being criticized for their environmental plans. In this video, Election 2020 breaks down why candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar believes her moderate approach is the best solution for the climate crisis.

California Senator Kamala Harris recently dropped out of the presidential race amidst campaign controversy. She says that despite this she will still fight for what her campaign was about.

Universal basic income (UBI) has attracted the attention of many voters, including college students. In this video, Election 2020 breaks down what UBI is and why 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang thinks it's a good idea.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement earlier this month to legalize Israeli settlements has created a national conversation on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Watch here as presidential candidates and LMU students discuss this topic at J Street’s national convention.

Watch as LMU students give their thoughts on the news that LMU is set to host the sixth Democratic primary debate on December 19th.

 In this exclusive interview with John Delaney, Cristobal Spielmann of the Election 2020 team asks the presidential candidate why college students should care about the Trans-Pacific Partnership. 

Los Angeles Trade-Technical College hosted a campaign event for presidential candidate Joe Biden earlier this month. He discussed gun violence, DACA and the education system.

While promoting his controversial new book, "Triggered," at UCLA, Donald Trump Jr. faced staunch protest from both anti-Trump and far-right activists. Election 2020 asked one protestor about the polarizing incident.

Political science professor and Global Policy Institute President Michael A. Genovese says that while impeachment is not likely, it is possible.

Political science professor Michael A. Genovese discusses the role of social media in elections.

In 2018, for sure. Will the trend continue in 2020? 

In this exclusive interview with Julián Castro, Veronica Backer-Peral of the Election 2020 team asks the presidential candidate about the state of democracy in the United States.

In recent years, the Electoral College has become a controversial topic. Watch LMU students share what they know about the matter and give their opinions.

As President Trump’s impeachment proceedings continue to move forward, LMU students discuss what they know about the issue and what they think the future holds.

Veronica Backer-Peral of the Election 2020 team previews the debate in 90 seconds.

Spencer Miller, a freshman biochemistry major and transgender student at LMU, discusses what it is like to be trans in an era in which the community frequently experiences discrimination and violence.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke visited Los Angeles Saturday for a town hall gathering. More than 150 supporters came to see the presidential hopeful.

One Fox News commentator compared the youthful climate strikers to Stephen King's "Children of the Corn". LMU students weigh in on the potential for violence at the climate strikes.

What does impeachment of a president really mean? Our Election 2020 team provides you the details.

Thousands of people young and old marched down to Los Angeles City Hall on Sept. 20, joining more than four-million people for a worldwide climate strike. The mood was tense at times, but overall hopeful.

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