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Biden flips 2 Illinois counties as Democrats lose 3 state House seats

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden looks to supporters and members of the press while arriving to a campaign event Friday, Oct. 16. 2020 in Southfield, Mich. (Nicole Hester/Ann Arbor News via AP)
November 22, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden flipped McClean and Kendall Counties, while in down-ballot races, Republicans picked up three seats in the Illinois State House of Representatives. In the Illinois legislative...

OPINION: The Electoral College is not representative of American voters

A supporter of President-elect Joe Biden holds up his mobile phone to display the electoral college map outside the Philadelphia Convention Center after the 2020 Presidential Election is called, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
November 16, 2020

The Electoral College, as of now, leaves room for a presidential candidate to challenge the legitimacy of it since rather than using the popular vote — it is based off of land. If it should still remain,...

World leaders respond to election results

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2020, file photo Vice President-elect Kamala Harris holds hands with President-elect Joe Biden and her husband Doug Emhoff as they celebrate in Wilmington, Del. Black policy leaders will play a pivotal role in President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team, marking one of the most diverse presidential agency review teams in history. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
November 15, 2020

As President Donald Trump continues to declare victory despite vote tallies showing President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 election, foreign leaders are responding to America’s election...

Thousands gather outside Trump Tower after Biden wins election

Eric Henry
Eric Henry
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Crowds gather across Trump Tower in Chicago after Joe Biden is declared winner of presidential election.
November 8, 2020

CHICAGO — On Saturday, crowds gathered outside of the Trump International Hotel and  Tower after Joe Biden was announced as the winner of the 2020 presidential election.   Police blocked traffic...

Election 2020: Biden wins presidential election

In this March 10, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to members of the press at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
November 3, 2020

Follow along for live coverage of the Presidential Election, State's Attorney's race, Senate races, and more. Presidential election: Results by state First reported by Associated Press Chart by...

Harris’ past prosecutorial record raises questions in some voters

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden's running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Biden receive a virtual briefing on COVID-19 from public health experts in Wilmington, Del., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
November 1, 2020

When former Vice President Joe Biden announced Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate for the 2020 election, her past prosecutorial record quickly became a source of controversy for prospective voters.  The...

Special Issue: Election 2020

Special Issue: Election 2020
November 1, 2020

After a hectic campaigning season, President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will face off in an election unlike any before. While a vast number of voters have already cast their...

Law co-written by DePaul students provides inmates voting access, education

An inmate at the Cook County Department of Corrections casts a ballot Oct. 17, the first day of early voting at the facility.
November 1, 2020

In a tweet sent out to his nearly 20 million followers on Oct. 13, Snoop Dogg announced that after looking into the law, he is in fact eligible to vote in his home state of California, despite his 1990...

OPINION: Purposefully mispronouncing Kamala Harris’ name is racist, plain and simple

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks to supporters during a campaign stop at the University of Houston Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
November 1, 2020

There are two stages in a name for people of color. First, it begins when you change your name to fit the mouths of others. It’s easier to let people pronounce your name the way they want to instead...

Biden leads in swing states as election nears

Elizabeth Quirmbach, right, registers Ayuka Sinanoglu, center, a Sophomore at the UW on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2020  outside of the UW Memorial Union in Madison, Wis.  A small but steady stream of masked UW-Madison students stopped by voter registration tables outside the unions last week to perform their civic duty. Madison City Clerk’s office employees helped them through the paperwork, sanitized their used pens and talked among themselves as they waited for the next students to filter into the fairly empty tents.(Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
October 25, 2020

As Election Day draws near, voters are keeping their eyes on polls for swing states.  While states like Illinois and Wyoming can typically be depended on to be overwhelmingly “blue” or “red,”...

Trump, Biden face off in final presidential debate

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden participate in the final presidential debate at Belmont University, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 23, 2020

In an event that lacked the rancor and chaos of the first debate, President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden portrayed their different visions for the nation in the final presidential debate...

Political Science professors discuss 2020 election in a virtual panel

People wait in line to early vote at the Loop Super Site in downtown Chicago, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
October 23, 2020

Less than two weeks ahead of election day, the Political Science Department held a panel Thursday to discuss pertinent issues of the upcoming 2020 presidential election. The event was held virtually and...

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