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2020 election

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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Opinion
Ranked-choice voting will advance social justice
Ranked-choice voting will incentivize more diverse candidates to run for office and will help level the playing field as outsider candidates compete with well-funded, well-known insiders.
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Opinion
Stop letting Trump get away with his law-and-order scam
Trump made clear from the start of his reelection campaign that his ticket back to the White House would be scamming “law and order.”
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We’re for Biden
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Editorial
We’re for Biden
The decision for Blacks is straightforward: There should be a strong vote for Biden-Harris.
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Harris battles Pence in sole VP debate
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News
Harris battles Pence in sole VP debate
Kamala Harris hammered Mike Pence on issues ranging from White House mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic to President Trump’s refusal to denounce white supremacy during last week’s debate.
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Opinion
Harris will get ‘angry black woman’ tag in Pence debate. Embrace it.
You can mail this one in. That is, Trump will again sneer at Democratic presidential nominee Kamala Harris as, take your pick, “mad,” “nasty,” “vicious,” “disrespectful” — but most of all, “angry” — after her debate with Vice President Mike Pence. He’s leveled these hackneyed epithets at Harris since the moment Biden named her as his VP running mate.
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Opinion
Trump and Biden’s debates will be good theater, but not much more
Biden or Trump will win the White House if voters really feel that one can better handle the country’s economic and domestic mess than the other. That won’t come from a presidential debate.
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Unleash the power of the Black vote
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Editorial
Unleash the power of the Black vote
Past election results indicate that Black women have reliably voted overwhelmingly for the Democratic candidate for president. This time, Black men must vote en masse and not be conned or misled. The incumbent is an enemy, posing as a friend.
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A 4F commander in chief
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Editorial
A 4F commander in chief
Thoughtful Americans will now have to be worried about a commander in chief who has no patriotic attachment to the country whose citizens he is obligated to protect against enemies, foreign and domestic.
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Black & Latino Caucus picks up new seats
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Local News
Black & Latino Caucus picks up new seats
For years, political pundits said Latino candidates couldn’t win a majority-Latino Massachusetts state Senate district in Hampden County, where Springfield candidates were often out-gunned by candidates from higher-turnout suburbs. On Tuesday, Springfield City Councilor Adam Gomez proved the pundits wrong, becoming the first Puerto Rican to win election to the Massachusetts state Senate
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Brandy Fluker Oakley wins 12th Suffolk primary
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Local News
Brandy Fluker Oakley wins 12th Suffolk primary
In a hard-fought race between three lawyers in Dorchester, Brandy Fluker Oakley appears to be the winner of the 12th Suffolk seat in the state House of Representatives.
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Editorial
A Senate race without conflicting issues
How does one explain with clarity the political confrontation between Joe Kennedy and Ed Markey? They are both Democrats who are considered to be progressive and they say that there are no substantial disputes of political issues between them.
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