In photos: Election Day at VCU
With their masks on, students went to the polls to make themselves heard.
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020
Virginia Commonwealth University students and millions of Americans on Tuesday made their voices heard by voting in the 2020 presidential election — both in person and by mail.
At VCU, which was recognized earlier this fall as one of the best colleges in the U.S. for student voting, the student-run, nonpartisan network VCU Votes spent the months leading up to the election promoting voter registration drives in Richmond and sharing information about how people could register and find their polling place. On campus Tuesday, students cast ballots at two polling places: the Institute for Contemporary Art and the University Student Commons.
Votes in several key battleground states that will affect the result of the contest between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden — and which party controls the U.S. Senate — were still being counted Wednesday morning. Biden and Sen. Mark Warner have been declared winners in Virginia, and Virginians overwhelmingly voted in favor of establishing a bipartisan redistricting commission.
VCU’s Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture will host a virtual panel discussion analyzing the election on Thursday from 6-7 p.m.
A glance at some images from campus on Tuesday:
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