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Political experts panel analyzes midterm results

Pennsylvania Democratic chairwoman Dr. Nancy Patton Mills speaks at an election analysis panel hosted by Chatham University’s Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics.

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, For The Pitt News

November 9, 2018

The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics organized a panel of political experts at Chatham Thursday to analyze the 2018 midterm election.

Children’s Fund proposal fails

51.69 percent of Allegheny County voters voted against the proposed Children’s Fund referendum in Tuesday’s midterm election.

By Hannah Schneider, News Editor

November 8, 2018

The Allegheny County Children’s Fund would have contributed to numerous education initiatives, but the measure failed to pass by a narrow margin Tuesday.

Volunteers encourage student voting on campus

Students wait in line to vote in the 2018 midterm election at the Posvar Hall polling location.

By Janine Faust, Managing Editor

November 7, 2018

For many Pitt students, the midterm elections were the first vote they cast since the 2016 presidential election, when President Trump was elected.

Conor Lamb, D-Pa., victorious in 17th Congressional District election

Democrat Conor Lamb gave a victory speech at in Canonsburg before he was declared the projected winner of the primary election in March 2018.

By Sarah Shearer, Assistant News Editor

November 6, 2018

In the only U.S. House race between two incumbents, Conor Lamb, D-Pa., took victory of the 17th Pennsylvania district over Keith Rothfus, R-Pa.

Tom Wolf wins second term as Pa. Governor

Tom Wolf, Incumbent and Democratic candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania attends a student forum in Philadelphia, Pa., on Oct. 10, 2018.  (Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto/Zuma Press/TNS)

By Hannah Schneider, News Editor

November 6, 2018

Incumbent Democrat Tom Wolf will remain governor of Pennsylvania after defeating Republican Scott Wagner in the midterm elections Tuesday.

Pa. Senator Bob Casey Jr. beats Lou Barletta, wins third term

Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey address delegates during the 2016 Democratic National Convention on Monday, July 25, 2016 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa. (Clem Murray/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

By Joanna Li, Assistant News Editor

November 6, 2018

Four-term Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta sought to take the sole Senate seat of two-term incumbent Democrat U.S. Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr. — but failed to do so, as Sen. Casey defeated Barletta.

Midterm special election question: Allegheny County Children’s Fund

Students and community members voted in Posvar Hall Nov. 7, 2017. About 80 people cast their votes at the polling station.

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, For The Pitt News

November 6, 2018

Alongside voting on local representatives in the midterm election, residents of Allegheny County will vote on the proposed Allegheny County Children's Fund.

Everything Pitt students need to know about the 2018 midterm elections

Students line up to vote in Posvar Hall in November 2016. About 80 people cast their vote at the polling station in November 2017.

By Dylan Giacobbe, Hannah Schneider, and Ashley Priore

October 19, 2018

The 2018 midterm elections in Pennsylvania take place Nov. 6 — but Pitt students who vote in these elections have traditionally been low in number.

Editorial: State gerrymandering decision needs action now

Map of Pennsylvania’s current congressional districts . (Photo via United States Census Bureau)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 24, 2018

As midterm elections loom and Pennsylvanians prepare to deliver their opinion on President Donald Trump’s first two years in office, the Commonwealth’s Supreme Court added to the drama Monday when it ordered a change to the lines of battle themselves: Congressional district borders. In a long-...

Editorial: Trump’s revisionist history leaves everyone behind

(Illustration by Abby Katz | Staff Illustrator)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 28, 2017

Presidential endorsements of Senate hopefuls can often make the difference between a candidate winning and losing the election — though that wasn’t the case in Alabama this week. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence publicly supported Republican Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama’s...

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