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Protesters march on Cedar Ave. S. on Wednesday, Nov. 4. The rally was held to address a People’s Mandate requesting action be taken to end racism, COVID-19 and the recession no matter who wins this year’s presidential election.

‘It’s outrageous’: Over 600 protesters surrounded, detained and arrested on I-94

Samantha Hendrickson and Lydia Morrell
November 6, 2020
After 20 minutes of marching, police detained protesters for nearly five hours before arresting and citing 646 activists on the closed-off highway
Jason Lewis, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, checks in with his campaign team before delivering a speech at the GOP election event in Minneapolis on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Election Day wanes with parties, polls

Minnesota Daily News Staff
November 4, 2020
As polling places around UMN went dark, the DFL and GOP celebrated in dramatically different ways during the pandemic.
Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., waves to those who came out to support Amy Klobuchar’s presidential bid on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

In close race, Tina Smith wins U.S. Senate seat

Samantha Hendrickson and Tiffany Bui
November 4, 2020
Smith beat Lewis by about 6 percentage points, winning the state with 49.4% of the vote.
A voter waits in line to cast their ballot outside Marcy Open Elementary School on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

UMN students push canvassing efforts on Election Day

Jasmine Snow
November 4, 2020
University of Minnesota student groups have been working on student turnout efforts for months.
Daily File Photos

Noor, Dziedzic win reelection bids

J.D. Duggan
November 3, 2020
The two incumbents clear paths to keep their seats.
U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar addresses a socially-distanced crowd at a student event at the Knoll on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Ilhan Omar wins again

Minnesota Daily News Staff
November 3, 2020
Omar kept her seat with nearly 65% of the vote.
A socially-distanced crowd of students listens intently to an address delivered by U.S. Senator Tina Smith and U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar at the Knoll on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Smith, Omar hit campus in last-minute young voter rally

Jasmine Snow, City Reporter
November 3, 2020
This year, a broad coalition of students is working to break the University of Minnesota’s 2018 voter turnout record.
A voter turns in their ballot at Marcy Open Elementary School on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Early morning voters take to University-area polls

Minnesota Daily News Staff
November 3, 2020
Voters cited concern about long lines and even Republican delegitimization of mail-in ballots as reasons for showing up in person during the pandemic.
The Minnesota State Capitol on Nov. 18, 2018.

Lawmakers weigh in on long-awaited bonding bill, effect on UMN

Samantha Hendrickson, City Reporter
October 29, 2020
“I don’t think that in the past the U has gotten their fair share,” Sen. Kari Dziedzic, DFL-Minneapolis, said.
A look at UMN employee political donations

A look at UMN employee political donations

Jasmine Snow
October 23, 2020
Between congressional and federal races, Democratic candidates receive more donations by a large margin.