Luc Stringer | Banner | A riverside home touts political signage, exemplifying support for the Recall Gavin Newsom campaign.

Governor recall campaign grows in state

An ongoing campaign to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom claims to have collected over 1.2 million petition signatures in support of the recall effort, according to the Recall Gavin 2020 website. In California, voters can recall state and local officials before the next election cycle. The process requires the proponents of the recall to file and […]

Courtesy of Eric Haynes | Joe Biden speaks at the Blue Ribbon Panel for Cancer Moonshot during his vice presidency in October 2018.

Biden begins presidential term

President Joseph R. Biden  Jr. was officially inaugurated on Jan. 20. After a long election process, his speech was focused on a message of unity. “For without unity, there is no peace, only bitterness, and fury,” Biden said. “No progress, only exhausting outrage. No nation, only state of chaos. This is our historic moment of […]

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Candidates debate before election

The first 2020 presidential debate took place Sept. 29 between President Donald J. Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Vice President Joe Biden. Since the first presidential debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon in 1960, debates have been a major part of the election process. They consist of both major party candidates answering a […]

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Campaigns change during COVID-19

As the 2020 election approaches, candidates have had to adapt how they campaign amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Politics shifted to keep up with  the ever-changing state of the world. Patricia Lock Dawson, a candidate for Riverside mayor, reshaped her campaign to comply with COVID-19. The campaign trail, which once was dependent on rallies, fundraisers, meet-and-greets […]