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Editorial: Despite new district map, parties still responsible for success

Editorial: Despite new district map, parties still responsible for success

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 21, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

The Supreme Court released a new Pennsylvania Congressional District map Monday, redrawn to correct the state’s 2011 Republican-drawn version of the map, which the Supreme Court ruled as being an “unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.” Democrats feel encouraged by the new map, while Republicans are understandably concerned this new congressional map...

Students lament low voter turnout at local elections

Students lament low voter turnout at local elections

By Hannah Schneider, For The Pitt News

November 8, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

After last year’s presidential election results, Zoe Kovacs didn’t expect to be one of the only people at the polls Tuesday. But when she showed up at Posvar Hall at 2 p.m., she was “appalled” to find she was only the 40th person to show up. “[The poll workers] were all cheering, ...

Editorial: Use Election Day as opportunity for progress

Editorial: Use Election Day as opportunity for progress

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 6, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

In the aftermath of last fall’s presidential election, many young voters eagerly looked forward to the next chance they’d have to influence their communities through the ballot box. Unfortunately for those of us in Pittsburgh, however, some of today’s most visible municipal elections offer littl...

When representatives don’t represent, don’t reelect

When representatives don’t represent, don’t reelect

By Saket Rajprohat | Senior Columnist

August 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

How does something extremely unpopular become law in our democracy? Congress. Over the past few months I have attempted to keep up with fast-paced news like the GOP’s health care bill’s rapid push through Congress by Mitch McConnell or the votes on the Restoring Internet Freedom Act — two b...

The polls are open in Pennsylvania!

The polls are open in Pennsylvania!

November 8, 2016


Filed under Election Feed

Still confused about the ballot? Check out our Guide to the Allegheny County ballot. Polls are open until 8 p.m. Follow and contribute to our live coverage on Twitter with the hashtag #OaklandVotes. And check back in on this page throughout the day. Remember, if you are voting in this precinct fo...

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