MSU students exercise their right to vote on Election Day

“It’s either you stand for something or fall for nothing,” said Michigan State University freshman Sam Bryant on voting in the 2016 Presidential Election. Thousands of MSU students feel the same way, with record-high numbers of new student voters registering to vote in this year’s election.

Slices of life from East Lansing elections

The presidential election means the world to East Lansing resident Evangelos Papoulis, especially since it’s his first time voting. He hopes that everyone makes it to their polling locations. “I think the voter turnout is going to be very high today because of the importance of this election,” Papoulis said after voting at Brody Hall. “Everyone is very emotionally charged for this election.” Taylor Zachar, Michigan State University computer science engineering sophomore, believes that every vote matters in this election.

How social media almost kept me from voting

Social media can be a great way to connect with family and friends, but all of the conflict found there during this election cycle almost made me afraid to speak — or vote.

Social media rumors of rigged election worry new voters

“Rigged or rumored?” is the question that people all over the United States are asking. Recently, there have been social media charges about a rigged voting machine. It started as a simple status on Facebook and then circulated throughout the web, migrating to Instagram, Twitter and other platforms.

Here are two posts with the rumor. “I’ll definitely be more cautious about what I’m doing because who’s going to want Trump to win?” said Ayleen Perez, an East Lansing community member. Perez said that because she is Mexican American she has to use caution when voting because she does not want someone in office who is “against her race.”

Like Perez, Michigan State University student Sela McCarver said that she will be more cautious, but she feels that this voting machine rumor may simply be a way of making Trump seem fraudulent.

What do millennials think of the electoral college?

The election is right around the corner. While some are ready for a change in the oval office, maybe we should consider changing something else about our election process, the electoral college.

It has been nearly 16 years ago since the last time the electoral college did not represent the popular vote in an election. It has happened three times before that as well. But do students think a candidate should be able to lose the popular vote and still win the election?

Megan Walsh taking to Twitter for the latest election news.

Millennials, social media and the election

Social media use is at an all-time high and with the millennial generation. With the upcoming election it is being used as a main source of information. How big of an effect does social media have on the younger generation?