SLOw election results ahead as votes counted

Victoria Billings vbillings@mustangdaily.net Residents in the 24th congressional district (San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County and a sliver of Ventura County) were prepared for a long wait to learn the final tally of the highly-contested district seat, but were…

Four more: Obama reelected for second term

Laura Pezzini lpezzini@mustangdaily.net President Barack Obama has been reelected for the 2012-16 term, beating opponent Governor Mitt Romney by 97 electoral votes. Obama, the Democratic candidate, received 303 electoral votes as opposed to Romney’s 206 as the Republican candidate. At…

The Businessman who’s running for mayor

James Corbett jamescorbett.md@gmail.com Upon entering mayoral candidate Steve Barasch’s office, it’s difficult to miss the large stuffed life-size doll bearing a resemblance to Robin Williams in the film “Mrs. Doubtfire.” According to Barasch, the doll serves as a token of…

Cal Poly courting the youth vote

Laura Pezzini lpezzini@mustangdaily.net Though the election is looming and people seem to grow more and more outspoken about their political opinions, the youth vote is still an elusive item. Young voters have shown a lack of participation in past elections,…

ASI looks to increase student voter registration

Elections are less than a month away and as many students prepare to vote once again, some are getting ready to pick names, decide on propositions and cast their ballots for the first time. Before students can vote though, they…

Why race matters in politics

Whether the conservative establishment likes it or not, race is a determinant of electoral victories. Many Republicans like myself prefer to talk about issues that affect us personally — such as jobs. But this is part of the reason why…

Romney might gain Hispanic support through VP

They have both said the same exact words repeatedly (“I will not be VP”) — sometimes casually, sometimes forcefully. But Marco Rubio and Susana Martinez both realize they would be an ideal counterweight to Romney’s ticket. As we all know,…

Mixing social networking and politics

By many accounts, the political season leading up to the November 2012 election will be nasty. And while everyone ought to care about who represents them at local, state and national level, it can be tough forming a rational political…

The news has election fatigue

Spring quarter is a fascinating reversal of the dandy bravado with which we assault the returning of classes in the winter or fall. One hears less of the exciting pursuits of higher knowledge. The hallways instead seem to echo with…

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