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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

After stepping off of his plane at Pittsburgh International Airport, then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waved a Terrible Towel and threw it into the crowd before his speech on Nov. 6, 2016.

Republicans reflect on Trump’s loss, down-ballot wins

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer November 11, 2020
While Joe Biden supporters celebrated his Saturday victory in the 2020 presidential election, President Donald Trump’s supporters had to face the reality of the Republican president losing reelection. While Biden may have turned Pennsylvania blue, Republicans still won congressional seats, giving Pennsylvania Republicans something to celebrate for themselves.
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.
The 2020 presidential election remains too close to call as of early Wednesday morning.

Presidential election hinges on too-early-to-call battleground states

By Ashton Crawley, Jon Moss, and Mary Rose O'Donnell November 4, 2020
The 2020 presidential election remains too close to call as of early Wednesday morning, with the nail-biter election hinging on the outcome of several midwest swing states, including Pennsylvania, which are still counting ballots in the high-turnout contest.
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.
Demonstrators gathered in December 2019 outside the David L. Lawrence Convention Center to protest President Donald Trump, who visited Pittsburgh to speak at the annual Shale Insight Conference.

Opinion | Trump’s a racist — vote him out

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist October 5, 2020
Voting for Trump is giving a rubber stamp to his harmful and unprecedented rhetoric and policies.
President Donald Trump wears a protective face mask in a motorcade outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center during his treatment for COVID-19 on Sunday in Bethesda, Maryland.

Editorial | The coronavirus pandemic mattered long before Trump’s infection

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 4, 2020
It is inexcusably selfish for President Trump and his administration to suddenly care about the coronavirus now that they are directly impacted by it.
President Donald Trump during a news conference at the White House.

Editorial | Do not dismiss Trump’s noncommitment to transfer power

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 25, 2020
Trump’s implication that he will hold onto power should he lose the November election is absolutely unacceptable and ought to be treated as such.
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.
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