West sharply critiqued the Democratic Party, especially its failure to protect and uplift the working class, and cited frustration with having to vote for Biden, whom he labeled a "neoliberal disaster."
Biden's win in Pennsylvania pushed him across the 270-vote threshold to become president-elect Saturday morning. Penn students and thousands of local residents filled the streets to rejoice the long-awaited victory.
Members of the Penn and Philadelphia communities masked up and voted in person at three different campus polling locations on Election Day. As ballots continue to be counted, tension and uncertainty hang over the city. The Daily Pennsylvanian sent a team of photographers to capture this unique election week.
Although Trump took a strong lead in Pennsylvania on Election Day when in-person results were tallied, the vote count is now trending towards Biden in a “blue shift," as mail-in votes are more likely to favor the Democratic nominee.
The Daily Pennsylvanian spoke to leaders of some of Penn’s major political groups – Penn Democrats, College Republicans, Penn Leads the Vote, and Penn Justice Democrats – regarding how members of each group are preparing to watch election results trickle in.
Students participating in the strike cited the cancellation of fall break, Penn’s failure to cancel classes on Election Day, and the police killing of Walter Wallace Jr. as causes of students' mental health struggles this semester.
If the vote totals on Nov. 3 in Pennsylvania are close enough that ballots received after Election Day could impact the state’s results, legal challenges over the ballots could prolong final election results.
Her thesis, titled “Incarceration in the U.S. and The International Bill of Human Rights," has progressive themes that sharply contrast with her the political rhetoric of her father, 1968 Wharton graduate and current president Donald Trump.