Volume 85, Issue 27 Web Edition SERVING BREVARD COLLEGE SINCE 1935
April 8, 2020
Several members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. From right to left: Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious
Diseases, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Deborah Brix, United States Global AIDS Coordinator and Response coordinator for White
House Coronavirus Task Force.
Politics through a pandemic
By Eleanor Flannery
While most Americans remain at home in self
isolation in the midst of a global pandemic, it can
be easy to lose sight of what else is happening
in the nation. News outlets highlight the latest
updates of COVID-19, but it is vital in this
election year to stay updated in the political
world as we move closer towards November.
As of now, many states have postponed
their presidential primaries; 15 states and one
territory being Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware,
Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania,
Rhode Island, West Virginia, Wyoming and
Puerto Rico. These areas have all either “pushed
back their presidential primaries or switched
to voting by mail with extended deadlines,”
according to the New York Times. Alaska is
one of the states that will be voting completely
via mail, with the state’s primary scheduled for
The Democrats will have to decide, ultimately.
between candidate hopefuls Senator Bernie
Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden.
As it stands in the current polls, most recently
gathered by RealClearPolitics, the average for
the 2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination
shows Biden leading over Sanders, 56 percent
to 35.5, and delegate count 1,217 to 914. It’s
looking like Biden will most likely become the
Democratic nominee to battle President Trump
later this fall.
See 'Pandemic' on page 2