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Washington state presidential elector Levi Guerra, center, announces that shes asking members of the Electoral College to pick a Republican consensus candidate rather than Donald Trump during a news conference in front of the Legislative Building, 416 Sid Snyder Ave., Wednesday in Olympia, Wash.

Students call for reform of Electoral College

By Lindsey Salvatelli | December 5, 2016

Washington state presidential elector Levi Guerra, center, announces that she's asking members of the Electoral College to pick a Republican "consensus candidate" rather than Donald Trump during a news conference in front of the Legislative Building, 416 Sid Snyder Ave., Wednesday in Olympia, Wash.

Administrative programs changes to finalize

Administrative programs changes to finalize

By Leah Nicolini | November 21, 2016

DeKALB | President Doug Baker will finalize changes to 236 administrative programs from Program Prioritization Nov. 28.His feedback on the task force reports will be released as the President’s Progress Report. Baker’s recommendations are final, unless...

Even after trailing in the projected polls on Election Day, President-elect Donald Trump was able to win more than the necessary 270 electoral votes by flipping swing states. Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Texas, originally projected to be “blue” states, were key wins in his victory to become president over Secretary Hillary Clinton.

Trump flips swing states for win

By Nicole Scott | November 10, 2016

Even after trailing in the projected polls on Election Day, President-elect Donald Trump was able to win more than the necessary 270 electoral votes by flipping swing states. Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Texas, originally projected to be “blue” states, were key wins in his victory to become president over Secretary Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump wins presidency

By Northern Star staff | November 9, 2016

Correction: The Northern Star mistakenly reported President-elect Donald Trump won 218 electoral votes. However, he won 228 votes.DeKALB | Donald Trump will take his seat in the White House as the 45th president of the United States.The Republican presidential...

Illinois Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, Rep. Tammy Duckworth, appears in Springfield Aug. 13, 2014.

Election: Tammy Duckworth wins US Senator seat

By Northern Star staff | November 8, 2016

Illinois Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, Rep. Tammy Duckworth, appears in Springfield Aug. 13, 2014.

Election: Trump needs more than Florida to win

By Northern Star staff | November 8, 2016

Political Science Professor Matthew Streb thinks Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton doesn't need to worry if she doesn't get Florida's electoral votes."Everyone is focused on Florida, and Florida's great; Florida's important, but Hillary...

Students should not vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

The Northern Star rejects Trump for presidency

By Northern Star editorial board | October 31, 2016

Students should not vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Libertarian candidate for president Gary Johnson delivers remarks at Liberty University Oct. 17 in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Students seek presidential candidate alternatives

By Clarissa Hinshaw | October 24, 2016

Libertarian candidate for president Gary Johnson delivers remarks at Liberty University Oct. 17 in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Election: Students vote for honesty

By Clarissa Hinshaw | October 20, 2016

DeKALB | Some students have decided to vote for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to keep Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton out of office, even though they do not completely agree with Trump’s platforms.Students who plan to vote for...

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner celebrates his win over Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn Tuesday in Chicago. Rauner claimed victory on Election Day, but incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn has not conceded as he said some votes have yet to be counted.

Funding for NIU may change under Rauner’s budget

By Kristin Maglabe | November 5, 2014

Republican Bruce Rauner’s win over Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn in the gubernatorial race could mean funding changes for NIU.Rauner, who got about 51 percent of the vote Tuesday, won over Quinn, who has yet to concede. Rauner’s budget plan includes...

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn delivers the State of the State address to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House chambers at the Illinois State Capitol Wednesday in Springfield

Gov. race worth your time

By Matthew Flores | March 26, 2014

Come November, Illinois will decide if Gov. Pat Quinn will stay in office or if the torch will pass to Republican businessman Bruce Rauner.Whatever your political affiliation, the opportunity to vote is a right many in the world do not possess and not...

NIU professors, students to explore politics in D.C.

By Logan Love | February 10, 2013

The registration for the Explore Government & Politics in Washington, D.C. is coming to an end on Feb. 18. Political science professors Artemus Ward and Matthew Streb will lead a spring break seminar in Washington, D.C., to study politics and network...