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Buttigieg urges students to vote, campaign for Biden

Pete Buttigieg in Schenley Plaza on Saturday morning.

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor

October 31, 2020

Pete Buttigieg told a crowd of mostly Pitt students on Saturday morning that their votes could determine the fate of Tuesday’s presidential election.

Buttigieg to visit Oakland on Saturday

Pete Buttigieg

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2020

Pete Buttigieg, former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and a candidate in the 2020 Democratic primary, will visit Oakland on Saturday to campaign for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

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.

The Green Space | Breaking down Biden’s climate policies

The Green Space | Breaking down Biden’s climate policies

By Sarah Stager, Contributing Editor

October 16, 2020

Joe Biden’s climate policy outline is really, really long, and I read all of it so that you don’t have to — though you probably should anyway.

‘Stanning,’ not ‘settling’: Pitt for Biden works to mobilize students on campus

Pitt for Biden is a new student group focused on turning out the vote for the 2020 Democratic presidential ticket.

By Rashi Ranjan, Staff Writer

October 12, 2020

Founded in April as a branch of the Students for Biden program, Pitt for Biden educates students on Biden’s policies, hosts discussions with political figures and helps new voters register and feel confident in the process.

Editorial | Stop commodifying activism

Magnets and buttons for sale are displayed at the 2019 Pittsburgh Womens’ March.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 9, 2020

When we turn to capitalism and start selling goods with funny taglines, it distracts from larger issues of politics and justice that need to be recognized and advocated for.

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.

Joe Biden visits Pittsburgh in first campaign stop since DNC

Joe Biden visited Pittsburgh on Monday afternoon and spoke in the City's Hazelwood neighborhood.

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor

August 31, 2020

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden visited Pittsburgh on Monday afternoon in his first major campaign stop since the Democratic National Convention last month.

Your guide to the June 2 primary election

Pennsylvania mail-in ballots must be filled out and received by the county elections office on June 2.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

May 27, 2020

This is the first year Pennsylvania has allowed mail-in ballots for anyone who requested one by the May 26 deadline. Mail-in ballots must be filled out and received by the county elections office by 8 p.m. on June 2.

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