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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.
A crowd marches down East Carson Street on Saturday afternoon.

Pittsburghers take to streets to celebrate Biden victory

By Rebecca Johnson, Jon Moss, and Mary Rose O'Donnell November 7, 2020
Pittsburghers danced and marched in the streets in the City’s South Side neighborhood mid-day Saturday after the 2020 presidential election was called for former vice president Joe Biden.
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.
Photos: Conflict after Trump supporters demand only

Photos: Conflict after Trump supporters demand only “legal votes” be counted

By Sarah Cutshall and Thomas Yang November 6, 2020
Trump supporters demonstrated outside the City-County building Friday afternoon demanding only "legal votes" be counted in Allegheny County.
Satire | Three days of election night, from a stressed-out poli sci major

Satire | Three days of election night, from a stressed-out poli sci major

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist November 6, 2020
Senior Staff Columnist Devi Ruia details the unhealthy ways she got through election week nervously waiting for them to call the presidential race.
Editorial | Top 10 things to do while awaiting election results

Editorial | Top 10 things to do while awaiting election results

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 6, 2020
It’s unclear when we’re going to get finalized presidential election results. Or sleep. Here are the top 10 things we’re going to do in the meantime.
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.

VIDEO: Election night interview with Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto

November 5, 2020

The Pitt News spoke to Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto about the current political climate and the 2020 election during election night at the William Pitt Union polling location. Peduto traveled to different...

Photos: Downtown Protests in Election Aftermath

Photos: Downtown Protests in Election Aftermath

By Thomas Yang, Senior Staff Photographer November 5, 2020

Two rallies were held downtown outside the City County Building Wednesday. The first protest at 4:00 p.m. was hosted by the Pittsburgh United group along with partners such as Service Employees International...

Incumbent Mike Doyle (D) easily overcame challenger Luke Negron (R) in the 18th Congressional District.

Many local races still too early to call

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor November 4, 2020
With much of the country focused on the presidential race, there’s a number of state and local seats that were up for grabs on Tuesday. But many of the elections are still too early to call, as of 2 a.m. Wednesday morning.
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