Propositions, George Takei, and Social Media: Ohhh Myyyyy

Independent voters might get to vote how they please in future elections

Colorado voters will get the chance to change the way they vote with propositions 107 and 108. Proposition 107 would change Colorado from a “closed primary” state where unaffiliated voters must choose a party in order to vote, and instead permit voters to select any presidential candidate on the ballot without changing affiliation. Proposition 108 would allow independent voters to participate in primaries for state, county, and local positions. Opponents to each proposition claim this would make it even more difficult to vote, would result in ballots being incorrectly filled out, and allows too much governmental involvement.

To boldly go where no Takei has gone before

George Takei, best known for his role on Star Trek as Hikaru Sulu, visited the University of Colorado Boulder campus this past Wednesday. Takei spoke about being in an internment camp as a child due to Executive Order 9066, the time he decided to come out as a gay man and ridicule then-governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger, and about the current presidential election. Takei spoke briefly about his support of Clinton over Trump while fielding audience questions after his speech.

Frustrated with Election, social media users dismayed as frustration continues when they go online

According to Pew Research Center, 59 percent of social media users are frustrated after interacting online in political discussions. The same report showed more than 80 percent of people online actively avoid posts they disagree with. One solution is to disconnect online until after Election Day-or just watch videos like this.


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