The GW Hatchet’s

Election Guide

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Inside the Guide
In Ward 2, locals look to usher in a permanent D.C. Council member for the next four years. Nationally, students weigh in on their preferred presidential candidate and rush to the polls. Read everything you need to know about this pandemic-era election in The Hatchet’s 2020 Election Guide.

⭑ Local Elections ⭑

Vacancies, new commissioners to mark new era for ANC

More than half of the Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission’s eight seats remain up for grabs during the election.

Ward 2 D.C. Council race marked by controversy, close competition

The resignation of a veteran lawmaker and a controversial short-term incumbent have set the stage for a high-stakes general election.

Two seniors spearhead campaigns for local office in D.C.

Seniors James Harnett and Yannik Omictin launched bids to represent Ward 2 on the D.C. State Board of Education and the Foggy Bottom and West End ANC

⭑ National Elections ⭑

Republican students split on support for Trump, debating GOP’s direction

Republican voters at GW said they’re divided as students struggle to decide whether to support President Donald Trump in the election.

Students say pandemic, racial justice pushed them to polls in record high numbers

Students voting said they’ve seen mail-in ballots and statewide health precautions reconfiguring the American voting system during the COVID-19 pandemic.

GW donors overwhelmingly flock to Biden, still anchor Trump funding from D.C. institutions

Joe Biden reeled in 12 times the funding Donald Trump received from University employees during the 2020 election cycle, FEC data states.

⭑ Culture ⭑

Drinking games to get through election night

From booze to bets, here are all of the essentials you’ll need for election night if you’re 21 years or older.

From campus to campaign trail: Alumni work together as CBS campaign reporters

For some of these reporters, working as an embed on the campaign trail was an aspiration they said began during their time at GW.

Students join local, national campaigns to help decide the fate of upcoming races

Students said they wanted to get active in the upcoming election to find their footing in politics and help sway a particularly high-stakes race.

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Featuring Republican, Democrat student leaders

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Featuring discussions with CBS campaign reporters