A nationwide increase in youth voter participation impacted the presidential election in some battleground states, researchers, UCLA faculty and students said.
The youth voter turnout in the 2020 election is projected to be somewhere between 53% to 56% of all eligible young voters ages 18 to 29, according to election data by the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement.
The craze of election season is over, but the real work is just beginning.
While the entire country is grappling with a mix of emotions, we can all share a sense of gratification that we don’t have to handle another presidential debate or anxiously refresh another electoral college map – at least for a little bit.
The 2020 election was the first time voting in a presidential election for many college students. Bruins share their experiences with voting, while voicing their opinions on the current state of the United States and their hopes for the future under a new administration.
Areli Gonzalez danced with joy when she heard former Vice President Joe Biden became the president-elect of the United States.
The fourth-year psychology student, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program recipient, said she celebrated with her parents and posted the news on social media.
Election season is far from over.
Also far from over is the barrage of assignments, classes and midterms being hurled at students as they attempt to process a vindictive, megalomaniac cry foul.
In West Hollywood and Silver Lake, Angelenos celebrated on the streets after the election was called for Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States and Kamala Harris as vice president, the first woman of color to be elected to the position.
This post was updated Nov. 8 at 8:08 p.m.
For some UCLA students, the news of a Joe Biden presidency is a sigh of relief.
Former Vice President Biden won the 2020 presidential election and is now the president-elect, according to the Associated Press.
This post was updated Nov. 8 at 9:51 a.m.
Student and faculty groups hosted a virtual post-election healing event Thursday to give students a place to discuss and digest the 2020 election.
This post was updated Nov. 8 at 8:03 p.m.
The Democratic Party must continue to pay attention to California even though the state historically votes for Democrats, UCLA faculty said.
Protestors in Beverly Hills and Downtown LA on Tuesday met a widespread police presence as they took to the streets in anticipation of election results.
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