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2020 election

A compendium of ideas for the new administration
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Editorial
A compendium of ideas for the new administration
With America ravaged by COVID-19 because of Donald Trump’s incompetence, Joe Biden is forced as a new president to focus primarily on developing a strategy to mitigate the pandemic’s damage.
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Experts call for election integrity measures
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News
Experts call for election integrity measures
Law and governance experts gathered on Dec. 7 during a Center for American Progress online forum to advocate for election improvements as Donald Trump’s lawsuits continue to be dismissed in court.
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‘A return to decency’: Reactions to Biden win
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Local News
‘A return to decency’: Reactions to Biden win
Local elected officials and civic leaders interviewed by the Banner expressed optimism that the incoming administration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will help alleviate the divisive dynamics that have come to characterize American politics and civic life over the last four years and rebuild confidence in the country’s democracy.
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Local activists celebrate victory
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Local News
Local activists celebrate victory
By the time the marchers reached Boston’s financial district, spontaneous celebrations were erupting across Boston.
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Editorial
It’s the Electoral College that hinders the democratic process
This was an unfortunate year to propose the change because Trump had been suggesting irregularities in the election system. Many voters were understandably skittish.
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Opinion
Harris stands on shoulders of giants
Harris represents many firsts: woman, black, Indian American, child of immigrants, HBCU graduate, and if there are more, forgive me.
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Black vote was key to Biden’s victory
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Editorial
Black vote was key to Biden’s victory
Blacks turned out for Biden in massive numbers in November. This solid vote was critical in many states, and Trump was able to tally only 71 million votes, primarily from disgruntled whites.
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Biden, Harris declared White House victors
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News
Biden, Harris declared White House victors
Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris rode huge margins among Black voters in decisive swing states like Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin last week to become the declared winners in an historic and volatile presidential election.
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Opinion
Why Trump keeps beating Joe over the head with the crime bill
The challenge then is not to hold Biden’s feet to the fire for a policy from the past that’s had and has bad consequences for the present. But to hold him feet to the flame to deliver on her pledge to push for meaningful criminal justice system reforms, and programs and initiatives to aid the urban poor once in the White House.
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Trump, Biden clash over race as contest nears end
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Trump, Biden clash over race as contest nears end
President Donald Trump, despite a continuing history of divisive rhetoric, improbably anointed himself a champion of African Americans in the final debate, seeking to put a dent in his opponent’s overwhelming advantage among Black voters.
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Vote to oust the racist regime
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Editorial
Vote to oust the racist regime
Trump’s many defaults should be enough to induce even thoughtful stalwart supporters to lose confidence in his leadership. But surprisingly, the Trump base is still substantial. What benefit do they perceive from his leadership?
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Early voting, mail-in ballots
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Local News
Early voting, mail-in ballots
Early voting for the Nov. 3 election begins this Saturday, Oct. 17 and will run through Oct. 30. On weekdays, City Hall and several community centers will be open for voters to cast their ballots. On weekends, community centers, schools and social service agencies will be open for voting.
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