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

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.

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.

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

Members of Pitt College Republicans at the 2020 Lincoln Dinner in February.

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.

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

The deadline to request a mail-in ballot is Oct. 27.

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.

A Pitt student’s guide to voting

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall is one of the largest polling locations in Allegheny County.

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.

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 | 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.

Opinion | This guy wants to give you money

Opinion | This guy wants to give you money

By Ethan Tessler, For The Pitt News

February 5, 2020

Andrew Yang is running for president — and you need to vote for him.

Editorial: Iowa failure shows a lack of concern for voters

Carl Voss, chair of Des Moines' 55th precinct, displays the phone app he used to view Iowa caucus results, at the Iowa Democratic Party headquarters, Feb. 4, in Des Moines, Iowa.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 5, 2020

The app should have had more rigorous stress testing done on it before its use, as this debacle communicates a lack of concern for Iowan voters on behalf of the state Democratic Party.

Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar packs Stack’d

Presidential hopeful Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., spoke to a full crowd in Stack’d on Wednesday night at an event hosted by Pitt College Democrats.

By Rachel Romac, For The Pitt News

September 19, 2019

Sen. Amy Klobuchar entered Stack’d Burgers and Beer with a strong smile and wave, to chants of “Amy! Amy! Amy!” from the bar area and the sidewalk next to the restaurant.

Elizabeth Warren “100% behind” Pitt grad student union

Sen. Elizabeth Warren visited Alumni Hall in October 2016 to rally for Katie McGinty for Senate and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

April 9, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., encouraged the union hopefuls in a short video posted to social media Tuesday.

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