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The album cover of POTUS by Daniel W. Jacobsen. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Satirical album runs down the ugly history of United States presidents

Lajiere Blake November 7, 2020
Artist David W. Jacobsen released “POTUS,” a humorous album serving as an homage to former U.S. presidents who are often overlooked. Each song on “POTUS” teaches the listener something new.
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Why I’m voting third party this year

Steven Keehner November 7, 2020
#OPINION: I’m writing this on Oct. 23 — a day before early voting opens in New York. For the last six months, I have stared down the dreaded dilemma: Who should I vote for in the most important election of my lifetime?
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From the archives: Student coverage of U.S. presidential elections

Peter Lupfer November 4, 2020
Even under normal circumstances, every campaign comes with its own unique characteristics. The circumstances surrounding this 2020 election cycle, however, have been extraordinary.
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Stony Brook University Election Day Voting Photo Gallery

Rabia Gursoy November 3, 2020
Stony Brook University students head over to the Walter J. Hawrys Campus Recreation Center to vote on Election Day. The recreation center was strictly used as a voting center on Nov. 3.
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Election Special Issue Podcast

Juliana Slocum November 3, 2020
Podcast Intern Jules Slocum interviews SBU political science professor Helmut Norpoth, an expert on election forecasting, voter behavior and creator of the "Primary Model." Listen to him talk about his prediction for Trump's re-election.
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Republican Elephant and the Democrat Donkey icons. Stony Brook University’s Chemistry Department Nancy Goroff. Goroff alongside incumbent Lee Zeldin is on the ballot for the upcoming election.DONKEYHOTEY/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

SBU Professor Nancy Goroff and incumbent Lee Zeldin vie for eastern Suffolk’s seat in Congress

Iryna Shkurhan November 3, 2020
In New York’s Congressional District 1, former Chairwoman of Stony Brook University’s Chemistry Department Nancy Goroff (Democrat) and incumbent Lee Zeldin (Republican) are on the ballot for the Nov. 3 election. 
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WSHU hosts an informative conversation about the current political climate

Lajiere Blake November 2, 2020
On Friday, Oct. 30, WSHU held a virtual discussion titled “Through the Looking Glass: A Campaign Like No Other” with a panel of journalists, professors and media critics.
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Center for Civic Justice pushes for more voter engagement at Stony Brook University

Maya Brown November 1, 2020
The Center for Civic Justice had a single mission before Nov. 3 — to get students to vote. The center provides services and support that empowers students to contribute to their community. Voting during elections allows students to do so. 
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“Every vote really does count.” Young voters feel a push to the polls in 2020

Steven Keehner November 1, 2020
Both Harvard Polls and what has already been observed in early voter turnout data show that decades of attempts to get young people to “rock the vote” may have finally paid off.
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