The Daily Northwestern’s 2020 election guide for Evanston voters

The Daily Northwestern’s 2020 election guide for Evanston voters

With Election Day right around the corner, voters across Evanston are preparing to cast their votes. So we’ve compiled information on some of the candidates and issues found on ballots in Cook County to help you decide how to vote this year. Here’s the rundown. President and Vice President (4 year term, vote for 1) Joseph R. Biden & Kamala D. Harris, Democratic Party Former Vice President Joe Biden most recently served as vice president under President Barack Obama from 2009-17. Previously, he served as a senator for Delaware from 1973-2009. Biden has campaigned on issues such as affordable health care, stricter COVID-19 response plans and economic recovery, and frequently positions himself as a foil to President Donald Trump. Biden chose Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) for his running mate in August after Harris suspended her presidential campaign in December 2019. Donald J. Trump & Michael R. Pence, Republican Party Trump is the current president of the United States, and the incumbent in the race. After a 2016 victory against Hillary Clinton, Trump plans to cut existing government health care plans, and has criticized vote-by-mail efforts, claiming they aren’t as secure as in-person voting. In December 2019, Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives — though he was acquitted by the Senate. Trump’s vice president is Mike Pence, a former governor of Indiana. Howie Hawkins & Angela Walker, Green Party Howie Hawkins, the Green Party’s presidential candidate, is one of the party’s founding members, and has run for a […]

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