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.
The panelists discussed how voter suppression was implemented historically, how it is still affecting the world today, and how it can be combated as election day approaches.
Of the 689 ballots cast at Houston Hall, ARCH, and Walnut Street West Library on Tuesday, 83% were cast for former Vice President Joe Biden.
Students who are not currently living on campus trekked from other states to cast their votes in Pennsylvania — one of the key battleground states that could determine the outcome of the election.
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.
The three voting sites nearest to Penn's campus — Houston Hall, ARCH, and Walnut Street West Library — have reported no lines since around 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Although Pennsylvanians have been casting their ballots for over a month through early and mail-in voting, voters can head to the polls in person today.
Biden's lead in financial contributions across Philadelphia represents a nationwide trend in his donor base from cities and suburbs.
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.
Penn's employee count is just 3,000 fewer than the 44,000-vote margin of victory that decided Pennsylvania in the 2016 presidential election.
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.
At least 500 protesters, including Penn students, gathered at the corner of Locust and 61st streets on Saturday evening to protest the Philadelphia police killing of Walter Wallace Jr.
These visits come after the president made three stops in Lehigh County, Lancaster County, and Blair County on Monday.
The Oct. 23 decision marks a defeat for Trump’s reelection campaign and other Republicans, who challenged Pennsylvania officials alleging that matching signatures on ballots to those on voter rolls were necessary in preventing fraud.
Vindman confirmed he cast his ballot for former Vice President Joe Biden.
The Daily Pennsylvanian spoke with CAPS staff about what students can do in the coming weeks to reduce stress and anxiety related to the election, namely to stay in the present, check in with friends, and get off the computer.
Penn Dems estimated that over half of the mail-in ballots of students who registered to vote with on-campus addresses, but requested their ballots to be sent elsewhere, were misdelivered by the city.
Philadelphia's percentage of eligible voters is also the highest since 2004, because the city's population has fluctuated. According to a Billy Penn analysis of data from the Philadelphia Office of City Commissioners and the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 90% of all eligible residents are currently registered to vote.
While Sanders acknowledged his differing policy stances compared to Biden, his overall approach was to unite voters within the Democratic party and throughout the country, appealing to moderates and conservatives to vote for Biden in efforts to oust Trump.