Election 2020

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NYC celebrates Biden-Harris Ticket Election Win

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NEW YORK- At around 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 8, residents erupted into celebration as the results of the 2020 presidential election were announced: Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senator Kamala Harris had beat out the divisive incumbent, President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Michael Pence. Windows above the streets were lifted open as residents cheered, banged pots and pans, and expressed relief and happiness. Cars stretching down Broadway honked and drivers lifted raised fists out their windows. Dance parties convened at random in every borough and public park. After five days of post-election day tension and an omnipresent anxiety, New York City residents rollicked and flooded the streets as…

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Election Day, New York City

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As the U.S. copes with economic strife, a global pandemic, and the products of an ideologically divided nation, the 2020 election is a reminder that our nation’s political landscape has markedly shaped individuals’ everyday reality. In New York City, Election Day was unlike years previous. Eerily quiet, NYC residents acknowledged their reality through casting their ballots – and looked towards the future of the nation. Editor’s note: Because of the pandemic, we will be featuring stories from our student journalists reporting from other parts of the country periodically.

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Palo Alto Voters Feeling “Nervous” About the Election

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Voters in Palo Alto are feeling nervous about the election as the polls come to a close. Kevin Duan, who said that he’s lived in Palo Alto for about 16 years, felt stressed after casting his vote. “If I had to summarize it, mild anxiety, a lot of dread, indignation,” he said, adding that his friends have been calling it “doomsday.” Ching-Pei Hu said that she’s feeling “super nervous.” “No matter what happens,” she said, “let’s just hope it’s fair and square.” Another voter, who gave her name as Laila, said she was “terrified” of what would happen if Trump won again. “It’ll be a different place around here,” she…

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East Palo Alto Voters Hopeful on Election Day

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Voters in East Palo Alto are feeling motivated to have their voices heard in this year’s election. Henry Fields, 50, voted for the first time ever this year. “I want to stand for something,” he said. “It’s the right thing to do.” Saraí Esfuerza, another East Palo Alto resident, said that California’s propositions this year are “really going to pave the way for our communities.” “As a state, we still need to look into more progressive legislation,” she said, adding that she was particularly concerned about the “unjust” criminal court system. East Palo Alto City Council candidate Antonio Lopez said that after the election, organized, peaceful protests may be the…

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