Kent State University

'11/8/16' looks back at a shocking, emotional Trump vs. Clinton election day — and the divides that remain

'11/8/16' looks back at a shocking, emotional Trump vs. Clinton election day — and the divides that remain

On the morning of Nov. 8, 2016, 20-year-old Hana Barkowitz, a Kent State University student with bright eyes and bleached blond hair, bubbled over with optimism. The Pittsburgh native was about to vote in her first presidential election, and her passion for her candidate, Hillary Clinton, was unsinkable.

A documentary crew captured her exhilaration as Barkowitz, president of the Ohio school’s College Democrats, spent the morning door-knocking around campus, then co-hosted a nonpartisan watch party to cheer as the polls came in.

But as the states...

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