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Student Government Board hosted the Meet the Candidates event Wednesday evening for Pitt students to get to know who will be on the ballot in the upcoming election on March 2.

Pitt students meet SGB candidates at virtual event

By Millicent Watt, Staff Writer February 19, 2021
Student Government Board hosted the Meet the Candidates event for students to get to know who will be on the ballot in the upcoming election on March 2. With a total of 15 candidates, three are running for president and 12 competing for eight board positions.
Samantha Schatten, a senior political science major, is the deputy campaign manager for Bethani Cameron’s campaign for city council.

Pitt senior kick-starts her career in progressive politics

By Betul Tuncer, Staff Writer February 3, 2021
Most graduating seniors are looking for their next step. But for Samantha Schatten, she may have already found it. Schatten, a senior political science major, has already started her career in politics and is the deputy campaign manager for Bethani Cameron’s primary challenge against Anthony Coghill to represent District 4 of Pittsburgh City Council.
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.
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.
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.
Political clubs have adapted their campaigning methods prior to the Nov. 3 election and are now doing the majority of phone banking online.

Political campaigning moves online during pandemic

By Punya Bhasin, For The Pitt News October 30, 2020
Multiple student organizations, including College Republicans and College Democrats, are coming up with new ways to politically engage their peers while America faces a global pandemic at the same time as the upcoming Nov. 3 presidential election.
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.
Nora Blithe Runsdorf has been an election judge for the past 39 years for Pittsburgh Ward 4 District 7.

Election judges play key role in helping Election Day run smoothly

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer October 28, 2020
Nora Blithe Runsdorf has served as an election judge for 39 years and is responsible for helping train poll workers and answering all questions that come up and run a fair and clean election on Election Day.
Election 2020: What’s on the ballot in Allegheny County?

Election 2020: What’s on the ballot in Allegheny County?

By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor October 28, 2020
Voters will decide on more than just the next president this election. Here’s what is on the ballot in Allegheny County.
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