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Pitt students cast their votes in the 2019 General Election

November 6, 2019

Pitt students discuss the decisions they made while voting in the 2019 general election.

Opinion | Candidate “electability” argument isn’t relevant

Opinion | Candidate “electability” argument isn’t relevant

By Devi Ruia, Staff Columnist

May 28, 2019

People don’t seem to understand what they’re saying when they talk about electability or what a self-fulfilling prophecy it becomes, and voting for the candidate they deem most “electable” in the Democratic primary instead of the candidate they genuinely want isn’t a good way to go about things.

Grad students will decide union question starting April 15

Grad students will decide union question starting April 15

By Joanna Li, News Editor

March 25, 2019

PLRB announced on Thursday the dates and times of polling locations on campus. The election is intended to allow more than 2,000 graduate students to vote to join a union. In order to form a union, a simple majority of the grad student population, or more than 50 percent, needs to vote yes.

Gallery: 2019 SGB Election

Gallery: 2019 SGB Election

By Hannah Heisler and Thomas Yang

February 20, 2019

Zechariah Brown will serve as president of Pitt’s Student Government Board during the 2019-20 school year, after winning 62 percent of the vote against Albert Tanjaya Tuesday. Brown said he felt “grateful and thankful and overwhelmed” when Katie McLaughlin, chair of SGB’s Elections Committee,...

Trump seeks to end recounts in Florida’s Senate and governor elections, and alleges fraud without evidence

Trump seeks to end recounts in Florida’s Senate and governor elections, and alleges fraud without evidence

By Eli Stokols | Los Angeles Times

November 12, 2018

President Donald Trump on Monday called for a halt to recounts in Florida, where Republican candidates for Senate and governor lead. He alleged without evidence that Democratic candidates' gains were the result of fraud. The president's statement, in a morning tweet, contradicted Florida officials...

Gallery: Lamb vs Saccone

Gallery: Lamb vs Saccone

By John Hamilton and Christian Snyder | TPN Staff

March 14, 2018

Voters in Pennsylvania’s 18th District cast their ballots Tuesday for Conor Lamb or Rick Saccone, but election workers couldn’t count absentee ballots fast enough to declare a winner by midnight.   ...

Lamb vs. Saccone: National attention on Pa’s 18th District

Lamb vs. Saccone: National attention on Pa’s 18th District

By John Hamilton / Managing Editor

March 13, 2018

Voters are going to the polls today in Pennsylvania’s 18th District to decide between Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone in a uncharacteristically close race in the deeply Republican district. The 18th District favored President Donald Trump by 20 points in 2016, but polls show a v...

Erika Strassburger wins District 8 special election

Erika Strassburger wins District 8 special election

By Christian Snyder, Multimedia Editor

March 6, 2018

Independent candidate Erika Strassburger will succeed Dan Gilman on Pittsburgh City Council after District 8 voters handed her a decisive victory Tuesday. Strassburger finished with 64 percent of the vote, more than double her closest opponent, Democratic nominee and East Liberty restaurant owner Sonja Finn, who finished with 28 percent. ...

Maggie Kennedy wins SGB presidency in close election

Maggie Kennedy wins SGB presidency in close election

By Christian Snyder | Multimedia Editor

February 20, 2018

Maggie Kennedy will be the 2018-2019 Student Government Board president, winning 56 percent of the vote. Watch the live announcement here: 2 p.m. Polls opened at 8 a.m. today for the 2018 Student Government Board election, in which students can vote for one president and three board members to fill nine election positions on next year’...

Editorial: The Pitt News endorses Maggie Kennedy for Student Government Board President

Editorial: The Pitt News endorses Maggie Kennedy for Student Government Board President

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 19, 2018

Candidates for the position of Student Government Board president run campaigns every year, requiring them to sit down with any number of student organizations, clubs and social groups and explain their case. With election day right around the corner, this year’s two candidates met with one more gr...

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