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By Ella Mitchell, Contributing News Editor • June 14, 2024

Live: Hundreds surround White House, Ward 2 candidates make last pitches on Election Day

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Hadley Chittum | Staff Photographer

LIVE: Last updated on Nov. 4, 2020 at 9:14 a.m.

By the time polls opened in D.C. this morning, Ward 2 candidates were already stationed at voting booths, while other people were beginning to gather around the White House to show support for their preferred candidate.

Election Day progressed rather calmly in the District as thousands of people took to the streets to watch race results unfold on a jumbotron or demonstrate in Black Lives Matter Plaza. Hatchet reporters spread out across D.C. to capture scenes throughout the day and wrapped up Tuesday coverage in the evening with election results uncertain.

Take a look at some sights throughout day:

12 a.m.
17th and U streets NW

[gwh_image id=”1130535″ credit=”Zach Brien | Staff Photographer” size=”embedded-img” align=”none”]Demonstrators cross 17th and U streets NW during a march from Thomas Circle to the Fourth District police station.[/gwh_image]

8 p.m.
McPherson Square

[gwh_image id=”1130498″ credit=”Lillian Bautista | Senior Photo Editor” align=”none” size=”embedded-img”]Live results of the presidential election are projected on a building at the corner of 16th and I streets.[/gwh_image]

[gwh_image id=”1130496″ credit=”Lillian Bautista | Senior Photo Editor” size=”embedded-img” align=”none”]A person paints the words “Count Every Vote” on a red sign.[/gwh_image]

[gwh_image id=”1130497″ credit=”Lillian Bautista | Senior Photo Editor” align=”none” size=”embedded-img”]People watch as results from the presidential race are called on an outdoor projector. [/gwh_image]

7:30 p.m.
White House

[gwh_image id=”1130520″ credit=”Sarah Urtz | Staff Photographer” align=”none” size=”embedded-img”]A person sits down to check election results outside the White House. [/gwh_image]

7 p.m.
Malcolm X Opportunity Center

[gwh_image id=”1130485″ credit=”Hadley Chittum | Staff Photographer” align=”none” size=”embedded-img”]A voter walks past the Malcolm X Opportunity Center in Southeast D.C. just an hour before polls close in D.C.[/gwh_image]

[gwh_image id=”1130487″ credit=”Hadley Chittum | Staff Photographer
” align=”none” size=”embedded-img”]Members of Fuel the People, an organization that provides food and safety equipment to Black Lives Matter protesters, stand outside the Malcolm X Opportunity Center distributing free food to voters in Southeast D.C.
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6:50 p.m.
White House

[gwh_image id=”1130480″ credit=”Zach Brien | Staff Photographer” align=”none” size=”embedded-img”]People wave a flag outside the White House reading “Remove Trump.”
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6:45 p.m.
White House

[gwh_image id=”1130524″ credit=”Sarah Urtz | Staff Photographer” align=”none” size=”embedded-img”]Hundreds of people flock to the White House in anticipation of presidential election results. [/gwh_image]

5:38 p.m.
BLM Plaza

[gwh_image id=”1130475″ credit=”Zach Brien | Staff Photographer” align=”none” size=”embedded-img”]A man dances to music from the Long Live GoGo bus as it leaves BLM Plaza.
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5:20 p.m.
BLM Plaza

[gwh_image id=”1130474″ credit=”Zach Brien | Staff Photographer” align=”none” size=”embedded-img”]Metropolitan Police Department officers detain a man after a group of people playing GoGo music out of a bus in BLM Plaza refuse to move.[/gwh_image]

4:20 p.m.
White House

[gwh_image id=”1130490″ credit=”Sophie Moten | Staff Photographer” align=”none” size=”embedded-img”]MPD officers monitor the crowd gathering in front of the White House.[/gwh_image]

4:15 p.m.
Foundry United Methodist Church

[gwh_image id=”1130466″ credit=”Sarah Urtz | Staff Photographer” align=”none” size=”embedded-img”]Ward 2 Council member Brooke Pinto stands outside a polling site at Foundry United Methodist Church alongside several supporters. Pinto has held the Ward 2 seat since June.[/gwh_image]

3:35
Logan Circle

[gwh_image id=”1130464″ credit=”Hadley Chittum | Staff Photographer” align=”none” size=”embedded-img”]Carpenters from Gashi Construction board up the windows of Street Carts Restaurant in Logan Circle. Several restaurant owners said they plan to barricade their businesses in anticipation of unrest as election results trickle in.[/gwh_image]

3:30 p.m.
BLM Plaza

[gwh_image id=”1130461″ credit=”Kate Carpenter | Staff Photographer” align=”none” size=”embedded-img”]A group of drummers walk down BLM Plaza, drawing the main attention from the White House.
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3 p.m.
White House

[gwh_image id=”1130460″ credit=”Kate Carpenter | Staff Photographer” align=”none” size=”embedded-img”]The energy and anticipation at the White House begins to build as dusk approaches.[/gwh_image]

1:45 p.m.
Stead Park

[gwh_image id=”1130454″ credit=”Kate Carpenter | Staff Photographer” size=”embedded-img” align=”none”]Seniors Paige Grande and Audrey Friedline campaign for James Harnett at Stead Park, one of seven polling sites for Ward 2 residents. Harnett, a senior and ANC commissioner, is running for the D.C. State Board of Education.[/gwh_image]

12:31 p.m.
Eastern Market

[gwh_image id=”1130541″ credit=”Donna Armstrong | Senior Staff Photographer” align=”none” size=”embedded-img”]A dog wears an “I voted, yo voté,” sticker. [/gwh_image]

12:30 p.m.
School Without Walls

[gwh_image id=”1130508″ credit=”Sophia Young | Contributing Photo Editor” align=”none” size=”embedded-img”]Two campaign volunteers for Ward 2 candidate and Dupont Circle ANC Commissioner Randy Downs stand outside School Without Walls, one of seven voting sites for the area’s residents.[/gwh_image]

12:23 p.m.
Eastern Market

[gwh_image id=”1130543″ credit=”Donna Armstrong | Senior Staff Photographer” align=”none” size=”embedded-img”]Aria’s (5) and Nicolas’ (10) mother bought them cookies reading “Vote” and “DC” in Eastern Market. [/gwh_image]

Noon
White House

[gwh_image id=”1130451″ credit=”Kate Carpenter | Staff Photographer” align=”none” size=”embedded-img”]Two men, one in support of President Donald Trump and against him, stand outside of the White House.[/gwh_image]

[gwh_image id=”1130452″ credit=”Kariann Tan | Staff Photographer” align=”none” size=”embedded-img”]People surround the outskirts of the White House, which is barricaded.[/gwh_image]

10:50 a.m.
BLM Plaza

[gwh_image id=”1130444″ credit=”Zach Brien | Staff Photographer” size=”embedded-img” align=”none”]A Secret Security officer blocks the main entrance to BLM Plaza, which stretches through the two blocks of 16th Street NW between H and K streets. The plaza was the site of weeks of protest in the summer after the death of George Floyd.[/gwh_image]

10 a.m.
School Without Walls

[gwh_image id=”1130438″ credit=”Ari Golub | Staff Photographer” size=”embedded-img” align=”none”]Senior Yannik Omictin, a candidate for the Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission, bumps elbows with a voter.[/gwh_image]

[gwh_image id=”1130443″ credit=”Ari Golub | Staff Photographer” align=”none” size=”embedded-img”]Volunteers work the polling site at School Without Walls, one of seven voting locations for Ward 2 residents.[/gwh_image]

9:31 a.m.
School Without Walls

[gwh_image id=”1130545″ credit=”Donna Armstrong | Senior Staff Photographer” size=”embedded-img” align=”none”]A woman working at the polling location at School Without Walls sits on her phone.[/gwh_image]

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