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Presidential election 2020: Back to the future

What if Democrats start playing to the Democratic base? What if young liberals were genuinely excited to vote? The demographic game has changed since 2016, in ways significant enough to affect the election. But if people were reluctant to vote for a candidate they didn’t believe in in 2016, I can only imagine how difficult the Democratic party will find it to drag demoralized and unenthusiastic voters to the polls in 2020.

Californians vote on 11 statewide propositions

On Election Day, California voters elected Democrat Gavin Newsom as their new governor over Republican challenger John Cox and decided the fate of 11 high-stakes statewide propositions affecting issues from children’s hospitals to rent control. Five propositions were passed, four were rejected and two had yet to be called early Wednesday morning. Political analysts kept…

In ASSU executive debate, slates disagree on undergraduate representation on Title IX panels, methods of enacting change

On Sunday, Apr. 8, two of the three executive slates running for the 2018-2019 ASSU presidency and vice presidency participated in a debate co-hosted by The Stanford Daily and KZSU. Shanta Katipamula ’19 and Ph.D. candidate Rosie Nelson (the Shanta-Rosie slate) debated Khaled Aounallah ’19 and Michael Ocon ’20 (the Khaled-Ocon slate) for approximately an hour while KZSU’s Caleb Smith ’17 M.A. ’18 and The Daily’s Yasmin Samrai ’21 moderated.

Hewlett-Packard co-founder considered in renaming of Palo Alto middle school

At next Wednesday’s Palo Alto Unified School District Board meeting, two names will be recommended to replace the names of Jordan Middle School and Terman Middle School, respectively. Among the nine finalists, which include seven deceased individuals and two geographic landmarks, are William Hewlett ’39, co-founder of Hewlett-Packard, and Ellen Fletcher, former Palo Alto city councilwoman.

GSC votes to resend election ballots to affected voters

In its meeting on Wednesday, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) discussed resolutions to fix the discrepancies on ballots in the recent GSC election. Council members voted to resend ballots to students in the Law School and the School of Medicine as well as voters affected by an originally incomplete link who were unable to re-vote by the Friday night deadline. This partial re-do would include re-voting on all aspects of the original ballot apart from the Executive slate.