Election 2020

Ilhan Omar Reelected To Congress, Muslim Students Association Responds

Nov 10, 2020
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Tuesday night, incumbent Democrat Ilhan Omar was reelected to the US House in the 5th Congressional District in Minnesota. Omar, who was first elected to office in 2018, was one of the first Muslim-American women in Congress.

Muslim Students Association Vice President Jowairia Khalid said representation is important to feeling connected to elected officials and the democratic process. Ilhan Omar being reelected to Congress is a significant step in creating more representation.

“There’s barely been any diversity,” she said. “We need that representation.”

Delaware Elects First Openly Trans Person To A State Senate Seat, Inspires Hope At Southeast

Nov 10, 2020
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Democratic candidate Sarah McBride has been elected as the state senator for District 1 in Delaware, making her the first openly transgender person to be elected to a state senate seat.

McBride is now the highest-ranking openly transgender official in the country and in American history, according to an article by Vox. She was elected with 73.3% of the vote against Republican candidate Steven Washington.

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Two Amendments Could Mean Big Changes To The Missouri Constitution

Oct 30, 2020
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On Nov. 3, Missourians will vote on two amendments to the state Constitution. From changing the process of drawing legislative districts to applying new term limits on statewide offices, these amendments could mean big changes for the Missouri legislature and its constituents. Many voters may have questions as to what these amendments mean and what could be changed.

Amendment 1 and term limits for statewide offices

Missourians who vote by mail must return their ballots by mail and not in person following a federal appeals court’s order.

A coalition of civil rights groups last month sued Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft and local election officials, including the Jackson County Election Board, arguing Missouri’s rules for absentee and mail-in voting are “burdensome and unjustified.”