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Politics

19 hours ago
Penn professor Roger Smith and former presidents of the American Political Science Association argued in a recent op-ed that media networks will not be able to call the 2020 election fairly. But Penn's elections experts who work in the NBC News Decision Desk disagree, calling Smith's claim entirely misinformed.
10/21/20 10:32pm
The former president ended the day with a ticketed “drive-in rally” outside Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia, during which he particularly urged Black men, progressives, and other voters to participate in the election in efforts to oust Trump.
10/20/20 11:32pm
Penn cites state regulations for why it cannot change the Academic Calendar without explaining other unforeseen days — such as snow days, and a day off for the 2018 Eagles parade — the University has given off in the past.
10/20/20 7:14pm
The Supreme Count rules that Pennsylvania mail-in ballots received three days after Nov. 3 can be counted — a win for Pennsylvanian Democrats.
10/19/20 11:37pm
Thousands of supporters gathered in western Pennsylvania last week for Trump's second MAGA rally since his COVID-19 diagnosis. Here's a look inside "the Trump experience."
10/19/20 11:04pm
In a push to engage voters just weeks before the presidential election, former President Barack Obama will visit Philadelphia in person to campaign for Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee and his former vice president. 
10/18/20 11:10pm
Penn Dems hosts a convention each presidential election year for other collegiate Democratic clubs. The event continued this year virtually.
10/18/20 8:04pm
In front of a socially distanced crowd of a couple dozen Penn students, community members, and campaign staff, Yang delivered an urgent plea for young Americans to vote this fall. He also spoke with the DP about the Asian American electorate and what Biden's win would mean for his universal basic income plan.
10/16/20 12:06am
Biden is currently on an unpaid leave of absence from the University, but remains the Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor, and has established the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement. 
10/15/20 9:38pm
The panel also featured Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan, former Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile, and 2005 College graduate and Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker. 
10/15/20 12:58am
The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus concluded its National AAPI Bus Tour with the one-hour Zoom rally on Wednesday evening.
10/15/20 12:11am
The Faculty Senate — which serve as the representative voice for full-time teaching faculty — announced on Oct. 6 a resolution that all Penn faculty members should accommodate students who wish to engage in “election-related activities” on Election Day. 
10/13/20 11:54pm
While they did not dominate the crowd, around 500 Generation Z Trump supporters showed up to see the president. Many said they were fervent supporters of the president due to his abortion and Supreme Court stances, but also said they feared expressing such views at their universities.
10/13/20 11:23pm
Although Trump is concerned about election integrity in Philadelphia, Penn students are not. Instead, student leaders  are pointing the finger at the 1968 Wharton graduate himself.
10/13/20 11:04pm
Giuliani made a number of false or exaggerated statements, including a statement that "people don't die" of COVID-19 anymore. 
10/13/20 10:53pm
Philadelphia lawyers argued that because satellite offices are not official voting locations like polling places, poll watchers are not permitted under state law to observe activities there. 
10/12/20 8:54pm
The Inquirer editorial board outlined five key areas in which Biden would be able to better benefit Pennsylvania: public health, the environment, the economy, racial justice, and education.
10/12/20 8:54pm
The task force consisting of local prosecutors and detectives will be responsible for reviewing and investigating complaints until and after election day.
10/11/20 11:20pm
"Boys State" follows over a thousand 16-and-17-year-old boys who gather for an elaborate mock exercise in which they “build” their own state government, mirroring the intense party divisions and hyper-masculinity currently plaguing national politics.
10/11/20 10:26pm
The debate was canceled on Oct. 19 after President Donald Trump, who had recently tested positive for COVID-19, refused to participate in a virtual debate