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Voter turnout up at Macalester
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Voter turnout up at Macalester

Almost two years to the day after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, Americans took to the polls in one of the most critical elections in recent times. The results they delivered on the federal level were mixed: Democrats won the popular vote by a substantial margin and easily reclaimed control of…

DFL celebrates in St. Paul
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DFL celebrates in St. Paul

The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) celebrated statewide victories Tuesday night in the Grand River Ballroom of the InterContinental Hotel in St. Paul. DFLers gathered to watch the election returns and hear several of their candidates make victory speeches. Throughout the night, party-goers crowded around televisions broadcasting MSNBC’s coverage around the hall, cheering on congressional candidates…

Students to represent Mac-Groveland at DFL state convention
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Students to represent Mac-Groveland at DFL state convention

Hundreds of Democratic-Farmer-Labor party (DFL) delegates from precincts across West St. Paul crowded into the Central High School’s gymnasium last Sunday, March 25, for the 2018 DFL Senate District 64 Convention. District conventions offer delegates – all of whom were elected at smaller precinct caucuses in February – the chance to listen to politicians, vote…

Walz wins DFL straw poll
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Walz wins DFL straw poll

Macalester’s John B. Davis Lecture Hall (JBD) played host to the Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) party on Tuesday night, as voters gathered here and across the state to pass resolutions, volunteer as delegates and participate in straw polls for governor at precinct caucuses. With incumbent DFL Gov. Mark Dayton not seeking a third term, the preference vote…

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Thissen visits Mac Dems as caucuses draw near

As the Minnesota gubernatorial race approaches its first caucuses, The Macalester Democrats (Mac Dems) have started preparing for a long election season. On Thursday, Jan. 25, at their second meeting this semester, Mac Dems hosted State Rep. Paul Thissen (D-MN), a candidate running for the Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) nomination. At the open Q&A-style meeting, attendees had…

IGC panel tackles  the  presidential caucus system
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IGC panel tackles the presidential caucus system

This month’s Global Citizenship in the News event, hosted by the Institute for Global Citizenship, was in the form of a panel and focused on the functions of a caucus and how it represents or fails to represent certain groups of voters. The members of the panel included Philip Chen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political…

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Mac Dems plan for midterm elections

It has been a highly active election season for members of the Macalester Democrats as they prepare for the midterm elections. On November 4, 36 states including Minnesota will elect their governors, with the vast majority of Minnesota’s other important offices also on the ballot. In preparation for this, the Mac Dems have been extensively…

Mac students attend DFL event, hear former President Clinton speak
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Mac students attend DFL event, hear former President Clinton speak

Macalester students attended a Get Out the Vote event held at the University of Minnesota last Friday that featured former President Bill Clinton. In addition, Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Governor Mark Dayton all gave speeches encouraging voter turnout. The “MN Votes Early” event featured multiple speakers aiming to raise awareness about Franken…

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Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken to speak in Kagin

Joining an already esteemed list of speakers on campus this year, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Al Franken will speak at Macalester on March 29. The event will take place in the Alexander G. Hill Ballroom in Kagin and doors will open at 1:45 p.m. Macalester College Democrats and the DFL worked together to bring the…