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GALLERY: 2016 Election in Pittsburgh - The Pitt News

GALLERY: 2016 Election in Pittsburgh

Bernie Sanders held a rally in Pittsburgh during the Democratic primaries. An estimated 8500 people attended the rally at the David Lawrence Convention Center. Kate Koenig | Senior Staff Photographer

April 6. Sander’s primary opponent, Hillary Clinton, held her first rally in Pittsburgh at Carnegie Mellon University. She was joined by Mayor Bill Peduto (left) and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald (right). John Hamilton | Senior Staff Photographer

April 13. Republican candidate Donald Trump made his first visit to Pittsburgh. Trump held a rally inside the David Lawrence Convention Center. Supporters and protestors gathered outside. Theo Schwarz | Senior Staff Photographer

A group of Trump protestors gather outside the rally. Theo Schwarz | Senior Staff Photographer

A Trump supporter has a friendly argument with a protestor. John Hamilton | Senior Staff Photographer

July 11. Trump returned to the area a few months later, holding an airport rally in Moon Township.  “I look at Pittsburgh, and I hate to tell you, but you’ve been wiped out, folks,” Trump said. “I love steel, and I love the miners. We’re going to put the miners back to work.” Stephen Caruso | Senior Staff Photographer

Trump supporters waited in the heat at Atlantic Aviation hanger before their candidate arrived. Stephen Caruso | Senior Staff Photographer

July 7. Pittsburgh native Mark Cuban endorses Hillary Clinton before her rally at David Lawrence. Stephen Caruso | Senior Staff Photographer

August 9. Supporters cheer as Trump’s running mate Mike Pence enters onstage at Senator John Heinz History Center. Stephen Caruso | Senior Staff Photographer

September 5. Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine and Vice President Joe Biden wait backstage before speaking at the Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade. Stephen Caruso | Senior Staff Photographer

Vice President Biden rallies a crowd of labor union members before the parade and after Kaine made his speech. “We will include labor in everything we do,” Kaine said. John Hamilton | Senior Staff Photographer

September 9. In addition to Hillary Clinton’s four rallies in the Pittsburgh area, her husband, former President Bill Clinton, also made a few visits. Wenhao Wu | Senior Staff Photographer

September 16. After losing to Clinton in the democratic primaries, Sanders endorsed Clinton and began campaigning for her. The Vermont senator stopped at CMU to campaign for Clinton and Katie McGinty. John Hamilton | Senior Staff Photographer

Democrat Katie McGinty ran for U.S. Senate against incumbent Pat Toomey. John Hamilton | Senior Staff Photographer

September 22. Trump spoke at the Shale Insight conference in Downtown. “Producing more American energy is an essential part of my plan to making America wealthy again,” Trump said. Jordan Mondell | Asst. Visual Editor

September 28. Michelle Obama stopped by the Fitzgerald Field House to encourage the youth to vote for Hillary Clinton. “If you think your vote doesn’t matter, it does,” Obama said. “Get out there and vote.” Elaina Zachos | Visual Editor

October 26. Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren stumped for McGinty and Hillary Clinton. “I’ve got bad news for Donald Trump and Pat Toomey,” Warren said. “Nasty women in Pennsylvania vote.” Meghan Sunners | Senior Staff Photographer

November 11. Donald Trump returned to the Pittsburgh area for a rally. More than 6,000 people attended the rally with several thousand more outside. John Hamilton | Senior Staff Photographer

Trump was two hours late to the rally so he spoke briefly. “We have the greatest movement in the history of this country,” Trump said.

November 7. One day before the election, Hillary Clinton held a final rally in Pittsburgh. Katie McGinty, mayor Bill Peduto, Braddock mayor John Fetterman and others joined Clinton’s rally on Bigelow. Julia Zhu | Staff Photographer

November 9. After it became clear Donald Trump would win the election, hundreds of Pitt students protested the election results, voicing their concerns with of a Trump presidency. John Hamilton | Senior Staff Photographer

November 10. While some students responded to the election results with protests, others offered hugs in consolidation. Kyleen Considine | Staff Photographer

 

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