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A look back at the 2016 Election

POSTED: November 15, 2016, 7:00 am

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It was a long presidential campaign, with candidates declaring their bid for the White House two years ago, and on November 8 the nation electing Republican Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States over her challenger, Democrat Hillary Clinton.

We present some of our election coverage as we look back on one of the most contentious presidential elections in history.


Democratic Convention Highlights

Rev. William Barber at the Democratic National Convention
North Carolina NAACP President Rev. William Barber addresses the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

Philadelphia DA and Ben Crump on WDAS-FM
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams and National Bar Association President Benjamin Crump on WDAS-FM in Philadelphia

NorthStar News Executive Editor on WDAS-FM Executive Editor Walter Fields on WDAS-FM in Philadelphia

Sanders Supporters
Protest by supporters of Bernie Sanders outside of the Wells Fargo Center, site of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

State Ballot Questions
A look at important ballot questions in select states on November 8

Down Ballot Referenda
Voters need to cast ballots on important public questions on November 8

What this Debate was Not
Looking at the first presidential debate at Hofstra University on Long Island, New York


Decoding the Presidential Debate
Executive Editor Walter Fields reflects on the first presidential debate at Hofstra University

To Be Equal

National Urban League CEO Marc Marc Morial looks at a bus tour of Ohio to encourage voters of color to head to the polls

Rigged Elections, an American Tradition
Executive Editor Walter Fields suggests we stop pretending that elections have been fair in America

About Last Night
Executive Editor Walter Fields expresses disappointment over the final presidential debate

Is it Over Yet?
Executive Editor Walter Fields laments the state of the 2016 presidential campaign

Why King's Voice Still Matters
Executive Editor Walter Fields reminds us the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke truth during a volatile election

Our Work in the Age of Trump
Executive Editor Walter Fields suggests Black Americans will need a different approach during the Trump era

To Be Equal

National Urban League CEO Marc Morial reflects on the need for healing in America after the presidential election

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