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People celebrate and dance in the street in Squirrel Hill after learning about Biden’s election win.

‘A four-year exhale’: Democratic organizers reflect on Biden’s win

By Elizabeth Primrose, Staff Writer November 11, 2020
Democratic organizers at Pitt said they were a little nervous while awaiting the results of the presidential election, yet ultimately felt relieved once The Associated Press called the race for former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday morning.
Pittsburghers celebrate Joe Biden's victory at the intersection of Forbes and Murray avenues in Squirrel Hill.

‘A road to recovery’: Pitt students reflect on Biden victory

By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor November 7, 2020
Meera Tikku and Shruti Sethuraman found out the results of the presidential election in true 2020 fashion — while scrolling through TikTok.
Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, held a drive-in rally and concert featuring pop star Lady Gaga outside Heinz Field Monday night — their final event before the election.

Joe Biden elected 46th president in historic election

By Rebecca Johnson, Mary Rose O'Donnell, and Jon Moss November 7, 2020
Joe Biden elected 46th president in historic election, according to The Associated Press. A rebuilt “blue wall” of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin ultimately helped Biden surpass 270 electoral votes.
Demonstrators gather on the sidewalk outside of the City-County Building entrance calling for every vote to be counted in the 2020 election on Wednesday afternoon.

Protesters gather outside the City-County Building to protect votes

By Nathan Fitchett, Senior Staff Writer November 6, 2020
Two rallies were held at the City-County Building Downtown Wednesday afternoon looking to ensure that the presidential vote wasn’t called before all ballots are counted. Trump filed lawsuits in three swing states Wednesday to halt vote counting.
Priya Gupta voted for the first time this year but had to track down a missing ballot after it was lost in the mail on the way from New Jersey to Pittsburgh.

First-time voters feel empowered, frustrated leading up to Election Day

By Thea Barrett, Staff Writer October 28, 2020
Priya Gupta is one of the 24 million Gen Z voters who will have the opportunity to vote on Election Day. Some first-time voters at Pitt described their thought process leading up to the election and the issues that sway them the most.
Members of Pitt College Republicans at the 2020 Lincoln Dinner in February.

‘Pseudo-Pitt for Trump’: College Republicans campaign for Trump, local candidates

By Natalie Frank, Senior Staff Writer October 28, 2020
Elizabeth Oresanya, the president of Pitt's College Republicans, said the group acts as a “pseudo-Pitt for Trump” group on campus, but prioritizes local races. She said members don’t agree with the president on every issue, but most support his re-election.
The deadline to request a mail-in ballot is Oct. 27.

Deadline for mail-in ballot requests approaches, some students express frustration with the process

By Thea Barrett, Staff Writer October 26, 2020
The deadline to request a mail-in ballot is Tuesday, and as of Oct. 25, 250,141 out of 401,733 approved requests had already been returned according to the Allegheny County Elections website.
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall is one of the largest polling locations in Allegheny County.

A Pitt student’s guide to voting

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer October 19, 2020
Voters in Pennsylvania have the potential to decide the outcome of one of the most important swing states in the country. With deadlines quickly approaching, it’s helpful to know exactly how to make your vote count.
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.

As election season heats up, campus political groups rally voters

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 | What Biden can learn from Clinton and Sanders

Opinion | What Biden can learn from Clinton and Sanders

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist April 15, 2020
The last presidential election demonstrated that simply saying “I’m not as bad as Trump” won’t suffice. Wake up, Joe — it’s time to do some work.
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