Afghanistan: a victory for the US, women

DEVELOPMENT — An Afghanistani voter shows his inked finger to show that he has voted. Google Images

The recent presidential election in the Middle East may be a sign that the region is making increased progress I saw the headlines, and it was as if I was reading a fantasy, something that could not be true—under any circumstances. As I have Googled information about the Afghani election, …

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Election impacts

Falwell encourages students to vote With Lynchburg City Council Elections approaching May 10, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell said he would like to encourage students to participate in the local political process. “It only takes a small turnout to make a difference during these off-season elections, 3,000 votes is all …

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Make a difference, cast a vote

Liberty University administrators voice opinions about the importance of student participation at the polls As I observe the students around me, I notice little things that say a lot. One of these little things is the attitudes displayed in Convocation when President Jerry Falwell urges students to vote, or when …

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Vote in Virginia’s governor election

Speak out — Students should participate in the upcoming Virginia election. Photo credit: Abigail Bocke

The upcoming gubernatorial race will hold significant consequences for the future of our state and our nation E pluribus unum. The Latin phrase, inscribed into the Seal of the United States, is one of our nation’s first and greatest mottos. Translated into English, the expression reads “out of many, one.” …

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Elections approach

Romney. Google

With the presidential election quickly approaching, the candidates are continuing to persuade undecided voters to join their cause. Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are traveling the country in hopes of gaining votes. Third-party candidates from the Green, Constitution and Libertarian Parties are also pursuing votes. This week, the …

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Convention highlights

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Incumbent President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney have accepted the nomination for the 2012 presidential election at the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention, respectively. The following are excerpts from each presidential nominee’s acceptance speech. I won’t pretend the path I’m offering is quick or easy. …

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City Council elections held May 1

Students can voice their opinions on important issues affecting Lynchburg City Council elections are next week — Tuesday, May 1. Many students who are already pressed with decisions of which finals to study for and how they are getting home for summer plans may find themselves asking why they should …

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Meet the City Council candidates

Editor’s note: City Council elections will be held May 1, and the Liberty Champion news staff has decided to give each candidate a platform to discuss his opinions about issues relevant to Liberty University students. Each candidate was given the same amount of time to respond to the Champion’s questions, …

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Romney announced as commencement speaker

Liberty University announced April 19 that Mitt Romney will be addressing Liberty graduates at the 2012 Commencement, on May 12. Romney is currently the front-running Republican candidate for the 2012 Presidential elections. According to his website, Romney was born in Detroit on March 12, 1947. Although Romney is now classified …

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Liberty precinct a success

Vote — Students will have the opportunity to vote again May 1. Photo credit: Joel Coleman, Promotional Publication

Republican primaries receive high turnout Liberty University’s precinct had a higher than expected voter turnout March 6, leading the way for Virginia with one of the highest voter percentages in the state. Liberty’s precinct, which is 302 third Ward second precinct, had a total of 590 votes counted, 13 percent …

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A look at GOP Primary candidates


When the Virginia Republican primaries are held Tuesday, March 6, only two candidates will be on the ballot, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul. The information below profiles each candidate’s stance on key issues, and can be found on their official campaign websites. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney Romney has promised …

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Knowing the rules of voting

Today is Election Day for the presidential primary. Two more election days fall in this calendar year, including the local election in May and the presidential election on Nov. 6. What many people are unaware of is the importance of properly completing the registration process in order for a vote …

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Students to vote at Vines Center

Romney, Paul on ballot for primary Students living on campus now have the opportunity to vote at Liberty University’s Vine Center after the recent redrawing of district lines. As of Feb. 2, more than 4,000 students were registered to vote at the Vines Center, according to General Registrar for the …

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Re-register to vote

“The ballot is stronger than the bullet,” Sixteenth President of the United States of America Abraham Lincoln said during a speech on May 19, 1856. Liberty University students have repeatedly proven this statement to be true through their participation in the local polls, according to Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. However, …

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Karl Rove discusses 2012 presidential race


Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush Karl Rove spoke at Randolph College Jan. 26 about President Barack Obama, the upcoming election and his years of experience in politics. Nicknamed “The Architect” for his role in designing both of Bush’s presidential campaigns, Rove said …

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