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Point Park Students Get Out To Vote

By Andrew Brinker, Point Park News Service Students woke up early this morning but not just to get to class. Instead, hundreds, maybe more than ever before, headed to the Epiphany Catholic Church in Downtown Pittsburgh, the designated polling place for those registered to vote on campus. By early afternoon, the Catholic church was packed with voters. The line formed... Read More

Health Care on the Minds of Voters

By Kelsey Paulus, Point Park News Service The constant sound of the radio scanner in No. 4 Engine House did not seem to stop democracy today. With three voting machines and five welcoming women running the polls, voters flowed in and out throughout Election Day in the mid-afternoon. Fifty-four-year-old Tonya Payne, whose usual work duties are as a safety manager,... Read More

Voter Turnout ‘Excellent’ Says Ligonier Judge of Elections

By Carley Bonk, Point Park News Service Angela McDonnell has been fulfilling her duties as Judge of Elections in her hometown of Ligonier, Pa., for over a decade. But this midterm election in particular carried weight, she said. “The turnout has been excellent,” McDonnell said. “Today’s midterm affects the national picture. There’s been a great interest and seriousness surrounding the... Read More

South Side Market House Voters Hopeful This Election

By Mitchell Drake, Point Park News Service Small waves of hopeful voters floated into the South Side Market House this morning despite the heavy voter turnout predicted for this midterm election. The long historic hall was mostly only populated with kitsch fall décor and the smiling faces of volunteer poll workers. The hall lacked signs, fliers or campaign advocates promoting... Read More

Voters in Monroeville Voice Opinions on Trump

By Christiana Cates, Point Park News Service Voters gathered today at the Municipal Building in Monroeville to participate in the General Election which serves Ward 6 District 9. Voters assembled themselves in a room with the two lines reaching out into the lobby. At 1:15 p.m., the location was mildly crowded, with voters moving toward the seven machines resembling black... Read More

A Quiet Firehouse Turned Polling Station

By Megan McKenzie, Point Park News Service On a rainy Election Day morning at 9 o’clock, voter turnout at the No. 4 Engine House on 1324 Forbes Ave. in Pittsburgh was shockingly scarce. This year’s midterm election is estimated to have one of the highest voter turnouts for those under 35 years old in Pennsylvania’s history. Observations at this polling... Read More