Yes. Donald Trump is your next president. Pennsylvania was in the last group of states to be called, and Trump topped Clinton by a slim margin here. And as the potential of a Trump presidency neared, Pittsburghers braced themselves and responded with an early morning protest and emergency meeting scheduled for later today. Hundreds of students took to the streets early this morning, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. (ICYMI, here are some scenes from Election Day across Pittsburgh, and you can also read about what happened when one woman tried to vote without her ID.)
In a tight and expensive U.S. Senate race, Republican incumbent Pat Toomey defeated Democratic challenger Katie McGinty 48.7 percent to 47.3 percent when the race was called by the Associated Press. The bill for the race is expected to top $120 million. Toomey also waited until he voted — after 7 p.m. Tuesday — to tell voters that yes, in fact, he was supporting Donald Trump for president.
SHAPIRO TO BE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL
Democrat Josh Shapiro, Montgomery County Commissioner, is Pennsylvania’s next Attorney General. The office has seen turmoil in the last year as former Attorney General Kathleen Kane was found guilty of using her position to leak secret grand jury information in order to embarrass a political foe and sentenced to at least 10 months in jail.
|What||Marvel's "World of Wakanda" will be released Wednesday, and Pittsburgh-based poet Yona Harvey will be on hand to sign copies. Harvey contributed to the series — a spinoff of Ta-Nehisi Coates' "Black Panther" update — as did writer Roxane Gay.|
|Where||Phantom of the Attic Comics at 411 S Craig St. (Oakland)|
|When||November 9, 2016 at 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm|
THE INCLINE LIKES
Tuesday was Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay’s last day in his role. And the the Alliance for Police Accountability sent off McLay with gratitude and thanks yous Monday night. Although McLay was criticized for his DNC speech and publicly condemned by the police union, activists said they “don’t know if his shoes can be filled.” Oh, and he’s back on Twitter.