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GALLERY: 2016 Election in Pittsburgh

GALLERY: 2016 Election in Pittsburgh

By The Pitt News Staff

November 9, 2016


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November 8, 2016


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Karen Acosto, a senior mechanical engineering major from Cape Coral, Florida, voted for Clinton today. "I just really don't want to see Trump as President. It's a really scary thought to see what he would do," Acosto said. Acosto said it makes her upset that many people don't vote. "If you...

By Brady Langmann / Culture Editor

November 8, 2016


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At the Crown Plaza Hotel in South Hills, before any states were called, Kelsey Robinson, a junior at Geneva College, stuck to the banquet hall’s edge. Volunteering for Pa. Senator candidate Guy Reschenthaler, Robinson said she feels good about local politics, but not the presidential race. Alth...

November 8, 2016


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Julia Stein, a senior psychology major at Pitt, voted for Hilary Clinton at St. Paul Cathedral’s Synod Hall. “I’m appalled at Trump, and the world seems very sad right now," Stein said. "I hope it’ll be better tomorrow -- I’ll feel excited only if it’s all okay tomorrow."...

November 8, 2016


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.@ThePittNews WOW! THE MAP IS GROWING RAPIDLY! @AshSivaganesh and I are both hard at work hand-coloring these states pic.twitter.com/s7SlFMUlyz — Jordan Mondell (@snoredan) November 9, 2016 ...

November 8, 2016


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Nick Hopkins, a senior physics major at Pitt, voted for Clinton at St. Paul Cathedral’s Synod Hall. “I’m very, very happy that it’s come to an end because it’s annoying to see all the opinions shot out all the time," Hopkins said. "We’ll have to live with whoever gets elected, but at...

November 8, 2016


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Kyle Jasko, a Pitt alum who majored in finance, said he voted for Trump based on his immigration and Second Amendment policies. "It's everyone's right as a citizen to come out to vote," Jasko said. "Honestly, I would just tell people to grow up, everyone has their right to their own choice."...

November 8, 2016


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With an hour and a half left before the polling stations close, poll workers have seen multitudes of voters throughout the morning and afternoon. At Wesley Posvar Hall, Judge of Elections James Love said his polling station had seen 927 voters by 6:15 p.m. Although the line was only several people...

November 8, 2016


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Kim Rooney, a sophomore double majoring in English writing and communications, voted for Clinton at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall today. "This is my first time voting," Rooney said. "It's a little anticlimactic after the crazy campaign season we've had. It feels strange knowing nothing mor...

Sheriffs serve court order at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall

November 8, 2016


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Poll watchers at two on-campus locations — the William Pitt Union and Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall — have been told not to interact with Judges of Elections. Students not showing up on voter rolls can bring up their name on the online database, but not with help from poll watchers, says...

November 8, 2016


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First-year nursing student Maura Hillsey voted for the American Solidarity Party presidential candidate Michael Maturen and vice presidential candidate Juan Muñoz Down the ballot, she voted Republican. "I felt like both [Clinton and Trump] were very extreme and I didn't necessarily agree w...

By Nikita Karulkar / Staff Writer

November 8, 2016


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Dan Frankel, a candidate for Pennsylvania State representative and current member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, voted democratic down the ballot at St. Paul Cathedral’s Synod Hall Tuesday afternoon. Frankel has been involved in the election process due to his candidacy, and said...

By Nikita Karulkar / Staff Writer

November 8, 2016


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  Olivia Brooks, a third-year psychology major at Pitt, voted for Hilary Clinton at St. Paul Cathedral’s Synod Hall. Brooks thinks that the election season has been a hard and emotional period. “It’s not been just about party division- it’s also been about your decency as a per...

Pitt medical student encounters problems at polls

November 8, 2016


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Amol Koldhekar got to the polls before 7 a.m. to ensure he had plenty of time to vote. The only problem Koldhekar, a Pitt medical student, expected to run into was with the spelling of his last name. Koldhekar, who voted at the Shepherd Wellness Community Center in Bloomfield, has voted in his precinct...

November 8, 2016


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Outside some polling places, the Allegheny County Board of Elections posted reminders for voters, ranging from information about their rights to the proper voting screen that should appear. According to the post, "an elector shall have the right to cast his or her vote.. without the use or th...

November 8, 2016


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Pitt first-year Ryan Rice voted for Trump at an on-campus polling place. "I looked at both of the candidates and I didn't like either," Rice said. "But I felt like the policies that Trump has would better help the country than what Hillary plans on doing."...

November 8, 2016


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Jason Weinberg, a junior computer science major, said he voted for Hillary Clinton even though she wasn't his favorite candidate. "My favorite candidate is Jill Stein, but I voted for Hillary because of how close the election is here," Weinberg said. "Since it's a swing state, it's too close."...

November 8, 2016


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Hudson Carter, a sophomore microbiology major, said he voted for Clinton today. "Between [Clinton] and Trump, I feel like her policies are better. Trump doesn't have a policy plan per-say," Carter said. "Maybe he can figure it out, but that's kind of a wildcard."...

By Janine Faust / Staff Writer

November 8, 2016


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Nathan Harris, a sophomore computer science major, voted in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall. "I think I saw all the other elections through rose-colored glasses when I was younger. Now that I'm old enough to vote, I see that it can get pretty hostile, and that's not what America should be ...

November 8, 2016


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Kait Pendrak, the president of Pitt's Political Science Student Association, said that the organization will not be holding a watch party for students because "tensions are high." She said the PSSA has allowed students to express and defend their opinion on all four candidates through events like t...

November 8, 2016


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1:09 p.m. Although no states have been called for either candidate yet, FiveThirtyEight poll forecasts put Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton on track to win the presidential election. Clinton has a 71.4 percent chance of winning the national election, according to FiveThirtyEight’s forecast. In ele...

Problems at polls, County says not to worry

November 8, 2016


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With reports of voter issues this morning throughout parts of Allegheny County, Director of Communications for the county Amie Downs assured voters there are no “red flags” so far. Downs said, in a mass email at 10 a.m. Tuesday, that there had been several issues brought to the county’s attention...

By Janine Faust | Staff Writer

November 8, 2016


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First-year Adarsh Cavale, voting at Soldier's and Sailor's Memorial Hall. "This is my first time voting in a general election. I voted for Bernie in the primaries, and I voted for Hilary just now because she's the most aligned with what I believe. I didn't like any of the other options, and while I don'...

November 8, 2016


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Pitt's Druids, that secret group of self-described do gooders, hung a sign outside Posvar Hall early Tuesday morning that read, "We voted, have you?" Posvar Hall is one of several polling stations in Oakland today. At this point, the Druids have not publicly endorsed a presidential candidate so ...

November 8, 2016


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Senior political science major Nick Letkus, catching voters as they head into Soldiers and Sailor's Memorial Hall to vote. "We're out here as a last-minute effort to encourage people to stop in to vote and support Hilary. We got stickers and posters for people who already did so. [Students for Hi...

November 8, 2016


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Line for voting at Posvar Hall at 9:45 a.m. @ThePittNews #OaklandVotes pic.twitter.com/ObSc4gg8Xj— Alexa Bakalarski (@roartonwizards) November 8, 2016 ...

November 8, 2016


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Desolate polls at the William Pitt Union on campus. Monitors said there was a bit of a line early this morning. #OaklandVotes @ThePittNews pic.twitter.com/7gTA55ksBC— Elizabeth (@LeproLiz) November 8, 2016 ...

The polls are open in Pennsylvania!

The polls are open in Pennsylvania!

November 8, 2016


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Still confused about the ballot? Check out our Guide to the Allegheny County ballot. Polls are open until 8 p.m. Follow and contribute to our live coverage on Twitter with the hashtag #OaklandVotes. And check back in on this page throughout the day. Remember, if you are voting in this precinct fo...

Election Day

Election Day

November 6, 2016


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Welcome to The Pitt News' Election Day hub. Reporters and photographers will be out all day Tuesday monitoring Oakland's polling stations, keeping track of early results and talking to voters. Check in throughout the day for updates and breaking news. Plus follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @ThePittNews. Good...

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