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States Begin to Reopen
May 28, 2020

States Begin to Reopen

This week’s story update on Election Central summarizes how some states are opening back up after the coronavirus pandemic quarantine period. One of the greatest challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic is that every state has been impacted differently, and as a result, every state has responded in its own unique way. Back in March, while […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
May 27, 2020

Stuff YOU Should Know

Batterygate Were you an iPhone user before 2018? If so, did you find that your phone slowed down dramatically, or turned off unexpectedly? You’re not alone. Turns out, Apple deliberately slowed down the processors of iPhone6s, iPhone7, and the original iPhoneSE without notifying its customers that it was doing so. This slowing down is called […]

Living History
May 26, 2020

Living History

Have you ever heard the expression, “May you live in interesting times”? No one knows for sure the origin of the quote, but it certainly applies today. So far, 2020 has been marked by catastrophic wildfires and weather events, murder hornets, and of course, the coronavirus pandemic. Do you ever stop to think about how […]

The Electoral College Goes to Court
May 21, 2020

The Electoral College Goes to Court

This week’s story update on Election Central thinks about the role of the Electoral College. You might never have thought about the Electoral College until the 2016 presidential election, when Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton despite the fact that Clinton received three million more votes than Trump did. The Electoral College is written into our […]

Unemployment on the Rise
May 20, 2020

Unemployment on the Rise

Have you or someone you know lost a job as a result of COVID-19? It should come as no surprise to anyone that the global pandemic has taken a devastating toll on the U.S. economy. But it’s starting to become clear exactly how big a deal this really is. New reports from the Department of […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
May 19, 2020

Stuff YOU Should Know

Census Count Delayed? Because you’ve been reading btw this year, you know how important the U.S. Census is. Aside from being mandated by the Constitution, this national headcount is used to determine everything from an area’s congressional representatives to the number of electoral votes each state receives. The federal government uses this count to draw […]

Biden’s Running Mate?
May 15, 2020

Biden’s Running Mate?

This week’s story update on Election Central looks considers the question of how to choose a vice presidential running mate. Imagine that you are Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president. Aside from having to figure out how to run a presidential campaign in the middle of a nationwide health crisis, you need to […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
May 14, 2020

Stuff YOU Should Know

Ireland Pays Back an Old Favor One of the silver linings to the global COVID-19 pandemic is all of the stories of strangers reaching out to help one another. One great example of this is the country of Ireland, which has provided nearly $1.5 million in donations to the Navajo Nation to assist Navajo and […]

New York Primary Election: To Be or Not to Be?
May 13, 2020

New York Primary Election: To Be or Not to Be?

Despite the global coronavirus pandemic, primary elections are still going on here in the United States. However, over the past few months, since the outbreak began, many questions have been raised over how to hold the primaries in a way that protects peoples’ voting rights and their health and safety at the same time. This […]

The Reopening Debate
May 7, 2020

The Reopening Debate

This week’s story update on Election Central looks once more on the tensions surrounding the debate of restarting the nation’s economy during the COVID-19 crisis. It seems like a lifetime ago that we were able to eat at a restaurant, shop at the mall, check out a book from the library, or get a haircut. […]