Congressional Republicans and Democrats Present Plans for Police Reform

Congressional Republicans and Democrats Present Plans for Police Reform

Posted by on Jun 25, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis began a wave of protests that have swept the nation for the past month. Public outrage over instances of police violence and racial inequality have led many activists and legislators to call for police reform. But Republicans and Democrats differ on what that reform should look like. Here, btw takes […]

Ossoff Victorious in Difficult Georgia Primary

Ossoff Victorious in Difficult Georgia Primary

Posted by on Jun 22, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

The most recent story on Election Central discusses Jon Ossoff’s primary victory in Georgia. Recently, Jon Ossoff–from the state of Georgia–won his primary election, meaning that he will face off against Republican Senator David Perdue in November. Here, Election Central takes a look at some of the circumstances surrounding Osoff’s win, as well as the […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on May 19, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

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?

Biden’s Running Mate?

Posted by on May 15, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on Election Central 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 choose […]

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

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

Posted by on May 13, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

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 Great DNC Delay

The Great DNC Delay

Posted by on Apr 23, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on Election Central explains another aspect of the COVID-19 quarantine–a rescheduling of the Democratic Party’s National Convention. It may seem like this is the presidential primary season that won’t end. And now, it looks like it’s going to last even longer. That’s because the Democratic National Convention has now been pushed […]

Sanders Exits 2020 Race

Sanders Exits 2020 Race

Posted by on Apr 16, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on Election Central breaks the news that Bernie Sanders dropped out of the race for the Democratic Party nomination last week. Last week, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders withdrew from the 2020 presidential primary. This leaves former vice president Joe Biden as the presumptive Democratic nominee. Here, Election Central takes a look […]

Biden Takes Stronger Lead in Democratic Primaries

Biden Takes Stronger Lead in Democratic Primaries

Posted by on Mar 26, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on Election Central catches you up in the results of last week’s Democratic primary contests and what might be happening in the coming months. Chances are, you were so distracted by the coronavirus pandemic that the most recent round of primary elections–held on St. Patrick’s Day–snuck in under your radar. If […]

Super Tuesday Shake-Up

Super Tuesday Shake-Up

Posted by on Mar 12, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on Election Central catches you up on the quick turn of events after Super Tuesday. March 3 was “Super Tuesday”–the day when Democrats in fourteen states went to the polls to cast their ballot for the candidate they want to take on the Republican nominee (most likely Donald Trump) in November. […]

South Carolina: A Turning Point in the Presidential Primary?

South Carolina: A Turning Point in the Presidential Primary?

Posted by on Mar 6, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on Election Central tries to evaluate the importance of last weekend’s South Carolina primary voting results. First, there was Iowa . . . then New Hampshire and Nevada . . . and this past weekend, South Carolina. For many Democrats, the outcome of the South Carolina primary was a turning point, […]