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Sac State responds to pro-Trump extremists storming the U.S. Capitol

Mercy Sosa and Chris Wong January 7, 2021
A mob of domestic terrorists supporting President Donald Trump broke into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday while Congress convened to certify the presidential election declaring Joe Biden as a winner. Here’s what the Sac State community had to say.
A Trump supporter clashes with other members of his group where were all protesting the election results in Sacramento, California, Saturday Nov. 21, 2020. The argument was over the police action taken against the marchers at Cesar Chavez Plaza.

PHOTOS: Trump supporters rally in downtown Sacramento for third consecutive week

Sara Nevis, Ian Ratliff, and Dominic Vitiello November 23, 2020
Trump supporters rallied for the third consecutive at the California State capitol. After protesters marched to Cesar Chavez Plaza an order to disperse was given by Sacramento Police after punches were exchanged between pro-Trump protesters and counter-protesters.
The McConnell Center welcomed Vice President Joe Biden as a part of the McConnell Center's Distinguished Speakers series Feb. 11, 2011. Biden's relationship with McConnell will be the key to a successful presidency, says opinion writer Jordan Parker.

OPINION: Biden needs to bridge the gap between McConnell and Democrats

Jordan Parker November 19, 2020
Opinion writer Jordan Parker talks about why President-elect Joe Biden needs to re-establish a connection with current Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to advance his agenda.
Lisa Dalton, ASI's executive and board associate, and Lexie Tesch, a civic engagement coordinator for ASI's Office of Governmental Affairs, discuss their roles in ASI's 2020 Buzz the Ballot campaign. ASI registered 1,767 students to vote in the 2020 election through its campaign, coming in third place in the statewide Ballot Bowl. Photos taken via Zoom by Jenna Cooper. Promotional graphics provided by ASI.

ASI registers 1,767 students to vote in Buzz the Ballot campaign

Camryn Dadey and Jenna Cooper November 19, 2020
Sacramento State’s Associated Students, Inc. registered 1,767 students to vote in its Buzz the Ballot campaign, registering more than double its goal and placing Sac State third in the statewide Ballot Bowl.

OPINION: Joe Biden was not my first choice for president- I settled

Magaly Muñoz, opinion editor November 16, 2020
Opinion editor Magaly Muñoz went to social media to ask students whether Joe Biden was their first choice as president, or if they settled like she did.

Pro-Trump protesters and counter-protesters clash outside Capitol

Mercy Sosa and TJ Martinez November 15, 2020
A “Recount America and Anti-Lockdown” protest was held by the Freedom Angels at California's State Capitol Saturday. A counter-protest was promoted by Antifa Sacramento that called for an anti-racist demonstration.
Chantay Ross (left) and other protestors sing to the closing lyrics of the United States national anthem at the California State Capitol on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, for a Trump rally calling for recounting votes in California and in battleground states. Ross states her cause for a recount due to not trusting the voting process. (Rahul Lal)

MULTIMEDIA: Trump supporters protest vote counts in California

Sara Nevis, Dominic Vitiello, and Rahul Lal November 8, 2020
Trump supporters rallied in downtown Sacramento Saturday, calling for recounts of votes in California and battleground states following the announcement that Joe Biden is the new president-elect.
Sacramento State's Vice President of Student Affairs Edward Mills said, “It may take us a few more days, maybe even through the weekend, before anything is really finalized.

Sac State counselors discuss how to cope with a post-election environment

Michael Pacheco November 5, 2020
Sac State Division of Student Affairs and other counselors discussed coping strategies to deal with the stress of a post-2020 election environment.

The State Hornet Voter Guide 2020

November 5, 2020
For some, this is our first election. For others, this is one of many. For all of us, this is a monumental election. Get information on the election by students, for students, here.
Sacramento State's Martin Luther King Jr. Center outreach coordinator Kaifa Yates said, “I voted for everything else but the president.” The Martin Luther King Jr. center held a voter dialogue that focused on the election and its impact on the Black community Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. via Zoom. Screenshots taken by Gerardo Zavala via Zoom.

Presidential dissatisfaction and election anxiety key topics of MLK Center’s voter dialogue

Gerardo Zavala November 5, 2020
The Martin Luther King Jr. Center at Sacramento State University held a voter dialogue that focused on the election and its impact on the Black community Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. via Zoom.
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