Pennsylvania Races: U.S. Senate Winner: Pat Toomey (R) In a Senate race that was moving in Democratic challenger Katie McGinty’s favor, incumbent Pat Toomey (R) won by over 1.5%. This can largely be attributed to Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the Keystone State through huge margins in rural counties. Toomey’s reelection helped Republicans retain control … Continue reading Guide to Down Ballot Races
“Overcome.” “Love trumps hate.” “We go high, they go low.” “What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now.” “The people, united, will never be defeated.” These are a few of the messages University of Pennsylvania students chanted loud and clear during a “Solidarity Walk” the day after the election of one of … Continue reading Penn Students Hold ‘Solidarity Walk’ to Protest Trump Victory
After a historic Election Day, the University of Pennsylvania is reacting to the first election of one of its own alumni to the highest office of the United States. Many professors canceled classes and examinations scheduled for Wednesday. A Wharton management professor claimed to “have heard from an unusual number of students this morning that … Continue reading Penn Reacts to Clinton Loss with Canceled Classes and Coloring
Late on October 22, Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine came to the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Park to rally support for their ticket with little more than two weeks before Election Day. Despite a fifty-minute late start and sporadic technical difficulties throughout Clinton’s speech, the event certainly showed the support … Continue reading Clinton, Kaine Rally at Penn Park
Yes, I am an ever-exotic Ivy League Republican. No, Donald Trump is not a perfect conservative. Yes, I am still voting for him. Surely those in the party who have declined to do so have noticed that Hillary Clinton is no ideologically pure adherent to liberalism. Yet if elected, she has pledged to lead the … Continue reading Oh Yes, I Am a Trump Supporter
After spending just a month on campus this fall, in the midst of a heated presidential election cycle, I have lost count of how many times those words have been shouted at me as I walk to and from my classes. Voter registration groups have been prevalent on campus this past month, hoping to register … Continue reading Are you registered to vote in Pennsylvania?
“So these are three major issues that the country faces: security, jobs, and government reform, and I think I am very well, uh, suited – certainly far better suited than the two major party candidates – to deliver that.” -- Evan McMullin, independent presidential candidate, August 11th interview on The Glenn Beck Show. When Evan McMullin … Continue reading Evan McMullin: Option for #NeverTrump?