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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Colbert takes another stab at politics

Cool runnings — While Colbert’s run in the 2012 election was short-lived, the result of his push for a Super PAC may become a trendsetter for future elections. Getty Images

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, …

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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 …

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Romney: The saltine candidate

The Left-Wing conservative — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has a whole lot of convincing to do if he hopes to entice the conservative voters. Getty Images

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 …

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Gov. McDonnell endorses Garrett for state senate

Tom Garrett, 22nd District Republican candidate, visited the Republican Victory Center at 3:30 p.m. Sunday to campaign for a seat in the Virginia State Senate. Gov. Bob McDonnell endorsed Garrett at the rally and encouraged supporters to urge as many people as possible to go to the polls and vote …

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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’ …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Meet the candidates: Sen. Steve Newman

Sen. Steve Newman, a 15-year state Senate veteran, seeks reelection as the 23rd District Virginia State Senator. Newman, 46, is the Republican incumbent for the 23rd District, which includes Lynchburg and Bedford, Amherst and Campbell counties. Newman’s democratic opponent is Robert Short Sr. Newman was elected into the Virginia State …

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Meet the candidates: Robert Short Sr.

A self-defined small-government and libertarian Democrat, Robert W. T. Short Sr., 24, is running against Republican incumbent Steve Newman for position of 23rd District Senate seat for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Short currently lives in Bedford with his wife Amanda and three children, Rebecca, 3; T.J., 2; and Andy, 6 …

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Liberty theology professor runs for office

November has arrived, and with it comes some familiar traditions. Leaves are falling, assignments are piling up and Liberty students will once again have the opportunity to vote in local elections on Nov. 8. Upon entering the voting booth, some students may recognize the name of one of their professors …

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Community meetings pushed forward

City Council gives Lynchburg locals a voice in the redistricting process Lynchburg City Council is currently hosting a set of community meetings as it moves forward in the redistricting process. Before the plans are voted on for approval, the meetings give citizens a chance to speak with members of council …

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