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As election season heats up, campus political groups rally voters

College Republicans (left) and College Democrats (right) at Pitt have both begun work on energizing western Pa. voters for both local and national elections on Nov. 3.

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

The College Democrats and College Republicans at Pitt have both begun work to energize western Pennsylvania voters for both local and national races, seeking to bolster voter turnout for what is considered to be one of the most important swing regions in the state, which itself is a swing state on the national level. The groups continue to hold virtual events due to COVID-19 restrictions, disrupting their typical in-person election-season activities.

Opinion | The U.S. has a problem — the voters don’t care. Let’s fix that.

Opinion | The U.S. has a problem — the voters don’t care. Let’s fix that.

By Ethan Tessler, Staff Columnist

September 15, 2020

Though there are many reasons why Americans don’t vote, there are ways to eliminate this problem and create a culture of better informed voters.

Opinion | I am once again asking you to make a voting plan

Opinion | I am once again asking you to make a voting plan

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist

September 13, 2020

There is too much at stake in this election for us to not do everything in our power to cast our ballots.

Opinion | The 2020 election is a test that swing voters can’t afford to fail

Opinion | The 2020 election is a test that swing voters can’t afford to fail

By Alison Sivitz, Staff Columnist

September 6, 2020

Young swing voters will play a vital role in determining the outcome of the presidential election, and we can’t afford to selfishly fumble that responsibility.

Opinion | Americans need a populist that will fight for them

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt ran on his famous New Deal platform that included many economic reforms, public works and many other social programs.

By Ethan Tessler, Staff Columnist

August 26, 2020

America needs a populist president.

Opinion | South Asians must acknowledge anti-Black attitudes before claiming Kamala Harris

Opinion | South Asians must acknowledge anti-Black attitudes before claiming Kamala Harris

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist

August 23, 2020

It’s not right for anyone in the South Asian community who is complicit in or perpetuates anti-Blackness to suddenly claim Kamala Harris.

Opinion | Veepstakes: Ranking Biden’s possible VP picks, take two

Opinion | Veepstakes: Ranking Biden’s possible VP picks, take two

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist

July 14, 2020

Two months ago, columnist Devi Ruia wrote about her thoughts on the potential VP picks that she’d seen mentioned the most. But things have changed since then, other contenders have emerged and others that were mentioned as top choices have dropped out of consideration.

3 ways to request a mail-in ballot for Pa. primary on June 2

Due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, Pennsylvania has allowed mail-in ballots for anyone who requests one.

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer

May 19, 2020

In Allegheny County, there are three ways to apply for a mail-in ballot for the rescheduled June 2 primary. Voters must apply before a May 26 deadline for a mail-in ballot to receive one.

Opinion | Veepstakes: Ranking Biden’s potential VP picks

Opinion | Veepstakes: Ranking Biden’s potential VP picks

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist

May 19, 2020

Here is my ranking of some of the potential VP picks.

Opinion | You’ve got mail(-in ballots)

Voters drop off their presidential primary mail-in ballots at a drop box at King County Elections in Renton, Washington, on March 10.

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist

April 13, 2020

The primary elections in Wisconsin last week were an unnecessary disaster.

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