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Don’t expect a winner on election night

The traditional Electoral College map generally shows a clear winner on election night, but that might not be the case this year because of so many people voting by mail.
Mail-in ballot counting could delay outcome for weeks
October 31, 2020

This story can also be viewed in our November 2020 Features Issue under the Print section of our website. Election day is Nov. 3, which means that’s when Americans will know who becomes the next president...

Former Vice President Joe Biden will restore civility to the White House

Democratic challenger Joe Biden hopes to return to the White House after servicing as vice president for eight years under President Obama.
October 31, 2020

The 2020 presidential election is one of the most crucial elections in decades.  The outcome will either secure a strong future filled with opportunity and prosperity for generations of Americans...

Cal High students get involved in 2020 presidential election

Cal High senior Kimi Shirai drops off her ballot at the dropbox inside San Ramon City Hall. Shirai is among the many Cal students participating in this year's election by either voting or volunteering.
October 31, 2020

This story can also be viewed in our November 2020 Features Issue under the Print section of our website. It’s been four years since the last presidential election. That means on Nov. 3, American citizens...

Why does America still use the Electoral College?

The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is essentially an agreement between states in which they would pledge their electoral votes to the candidate that wins the most votes nationwide.
National Popular Vote Interstate Compact provides a viable alternative
October 31, 2020

This story can also be viewed in our November 2020 Features Issue under the Print section of our website. The Electoral College is America’s very own unique and almost unexplainable democratic lovechild. But...

What it’s like voting during a pandemic

This ballot drop box in front of San Ramon City Hall can be used for voters who prefer to mail their ballots instead of standing on line.
With the coronavirus posing a threat, millions of people are sending in their ballots by mail
October 31, 2020

This story can also be viewed in our November 2020 Features Issue under the Print section of our website. Millions of California’s voters will be voting in this most-unusual presidential election. Some...

Local government matters

October 30, 2020

With a historically important election just around the corner, the eyes of Americans have been fixated on their TVs and social media feeds, attentively watching the race between candidates President...

Six candidates vying for two school board seats

October 30, 2020

With national elections coming up, local politics are often overshadowed by the big names running for president.  But Nov. 3 is not only election day for the next president. It also includes...

San Ramon mayoral, city council candidates battle for votes

October 30, 2020

This year, three of the five San Ramon City Council seats, including the mayor's, are up for grabs.  Six mayoral candidates, two District 1 candidates, and four District 3 candidates are vying...

Trump will make America even greater than he already has

President Donald Trump is hoping to be re-elected on Nov. 3.
October 30, 2020

With the 2020 election upon us, you might not be sure which candidate you would like to support. There are many reasons why you should support President Donald Trump, despite how the media portrays...

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