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 vote in a local Lynchburg election. “Voting locally will employ […]

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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, and the only criterion was keep the answers to roughly […]

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Liberty precinct a success

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 of the registered voters for the precinct, while Virginia’s overall […]

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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 a historic day if sworn into the presidency Jan. 20, […]

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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 to count, and the proper location where they can go […]

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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 City of Lynchburg, Carolyn Sherayko. Sherayko hopes the convenient location […]

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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, due to the new districting patterns of Lynchburg, students must […]

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Colbert takes another stab at politics

A strict social-conservative, a tithing Mormon, a former Libertarian and a congressional D.C. native are the popular faces of this year’s group of Republican nominees, but in recent weeks their claims to fame have been slightly upstaged by the ever more popular Comedy Central comedian Stephen Colbert. On Jan. 12, Colbert announced on his show “The Colbert Report” his plan […]

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Virginia Primaries approach

The Virginia March Primaries are approaching at a rapid rate. The voting for the Republican candidates will take place March 6 at various polling locations throughout the state. “Due to Virginia candidate qualification laws there will only be two republican presidential candidates on the Virginia ballot, Gov. Mitt Romney from Massachusetts and Con. Ron Paul from Texas,” Political Director for […]

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Romney: The saltine candidate

As GOP candidates drop left and right, voters are left with a handful of unappealing options to choose between How far is too far? Many already believe former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has been having the best and worst several weeks a primary candidate could ever ask for. On one hand, Romney won New Hampshire comfortably after a squeaker of […]

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Republican Tom Garrett addresses accusations

As the time for State Senate elections approaches, the stress level of the politicians who are running for office continues to increase. Over the past few months, several Republican politicians have unexpectedly begun to change places of residence as they run for State Senate in the upcoming election. The politicians’ increased need for realtors is a result of the decennial […]

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Meet the candidates: Kathy Byron

Byron runs unopposed for Virginia House of Delegates, 22nd district As several political candidates fix their eyes on the news and hope for victory in their race, one Republican delegate can sit back and relax as she is running unopposed this election cycle. Kathy Byron has been a Republican member in the House of Delegates since 1997. She represents the […]

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Choosing an American Leader

Voting strictly on religious beliefs is not always the best way to choose a presidential candidate to support Charles Wendell “Chuck” Colson, a Christian leader, Prison Fellowship Ministries founder and former Special Counsel for President Richard Nixon during the Watergate era, recently wrote a column about whether Christians should consider voting for a non-Christian presidential candidate. Colson declares that there […]

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Council takes on hard issues

Liberty University is still on track to receive its own polling location, following approval by the City Council during an open hearing Oct. 25. The redistricting changes must be approved by the federal government, but the polling location should be in place for spring elections. Only students who are registered as living on campus will be able to vote at […]

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