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Continuing Coverage Entry: 2016 presidential race in PA

Written by Tim Lambert, WITF Multimedia News Director | Feb 3, 2017 12:37 PM

The 2016 presidential race in Pennsylvania was historic.

Long considered a battleground state in name only, Donald Trump became the first Republican presidential candidate to win the commonwealth since 1988.

WITF focused on telling stories that included not only the candidates' rallies and analysis from political observers, but also the views of potential voters on issues like poverty, the potential for voter fraud and energy.

This entry highlights excerpts from the department's work from the end of the Democratic National Convention through the state's Electoral College vote in December.

Story order:

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton makes a campaign stop in Harrisburg in late July, the day after accepting her party's nomination in Philadelphia. -- Katie Meyer

Republican Donald Trump visits Altoona and alleges voter fraud is the only way he can lose. -- Katie Meyer

A Super PAC is launched to appeal to Amish voters in Pennsylvania. -- Katie Meyer

Can Trump win Pennsylvania? It doesn't seem likely, but he is making a push -- Katie Meyer

The rhetoric on the campaign trail rarely addresses the issue of poverty. Voters hope to hear how candidates will tackle the problem. --- Emily Previti

Trump continues his allegations of potential voter fraud in Pennsylvania (in Philadelphia in particular) in November. WITF's public affairs show, Smart Talk, looks at whether he has a legitimate case. -- Scott LaMar

Pennsylvania's coal miners are backing Republican Donald Trump, because he has vowed to "bring coal back. -- Marie Cusick

Trump dismisses criticism about his military strategies by a former dean at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle.Smart Talk talks with the former dean, Jeff McCausland.  -- Scott LaMar

Trump tells supporters to take matters into their own hands to stop voter fraud in Pennsylvania. We look at what the state laws are for manning polling place.s -- Katie Meyer

Breaking down the number of appearances in Pennsylvania by both the Trump and Clinton teams. -- Katie Meyer

Election night coverage of the presidential election and reports of irregularities at some polls in Lebanon County. -- Tim Lambert, Emily Previti and Ben Allen

Newscast from the morning after Donald Trump's stunning win in the state. -- Tim Lambert and Ben Allen

WITF's Smart Talk breaks down the results from the presidential race. -- Scott LaMar

Pennsylvania pollsters are dealing with the fallout from pegging Clinton as the front runner in the presidential race. -- Katie Meyer

The energy industry donated more to Clinton's campaign, but expects a warmer relationship with the Trump administration. Environmental groups brace for big changes on issues like climate change and regulations protecting the natural world. -- Marie Cusick

Donald Trump's victory tour comes to Hershey. -- Katie Meyer

Pennsylvania's Electoral College voters are greeted with protesters, but cast their ballots for Trump. -- Katie Meyer

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