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Would Mandatory Voting Change Anything?

The idea of mandatory, obligatory, compulsory voting, when people are required to vote or face hefty fines or other punishment, sounds crazy in our free society, but it's actually the law in some countries, and now, President Obama is speaking out in support of mandatory voting!

President Obama was asked about the negative effect on money on U

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Dartmouth Select Board Candidates - Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Dartmouth Select Board Candidates - Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Dartmouth Select Board Candidates Take Part In Forum

Dartmouth voters got the chance to meet the candidates seeking a seat on the Select Board Wednesday night during the Dartmouth Rotary Club's annual Candidates Night.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Sam Sutter and wife Dottie during victory celebration.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Sam Sutter and wife Dottie during victory celebration.

Sutter Victorious In Fall River Recall Election

In a historic recall election, Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan has been ousted and Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter will replace him.

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Flanagan Loses Recall Election, Sutter Wins

Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan has conceded a mayoral recall election to Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter, one of seven challengers he faced in a two-part recall vote.

Flanagan conceded Tuesday night after coming up short on both parts of the ballot

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Coakley Concedes In Massachusetts Governor’s Race

Democrat Martha Coakley has called Republican Charlie Baker to concede the Massachusetts governor's race.

Coakley's campaign sent a statement Wednesday saying she had called Baker at 8:15 a.m. to congratulate him on his victory

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Republican candidate for Governor Charlie Baker / Photo by Dina Rudick / The Boston Globe / Getty Images
Republican candidate for Governor Charlie Baker / Photo by Dina Rudick / The Boston Globe / Getty Images

GOP’s Charlie Baker Elected Massachusetts Governor

Republican Charlie Baker has been elected governor of Massachusetts, defeating Democrat Martha Coakley and three independent candidates to reclaim the state's top political office for the GOP.

The 57-year-old Baker is the former CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Voters Say ‘Yes’ to Community Preservation Act

New Bedford voters have approved the Community Preservation Act in the city.

The CPA was listed as Question Five on city ballots, with voters approving it by a 54% to 45% margin. That translates into a 1,400 vote difference

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Photo by Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Photo by Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Democrat Goldberg Elected Massachusetts Treasurer

Democrat Deb Goldberg has been elected Massachusetts treasurer, defeating Republican Mike Heffernan and Green-Rainbow candidate Ian Jackson.

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Judge Rules Flanagan Recall Move Can Proceed

A New Bedford Superior Court judge has made a ruling in the decision whether the move to recall Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan can proceed.

According to the Herald News, Judge Thomas McGuire Jr. released the ruling this morning, saying the recall is constitutional, and Flanagan's

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Who Will You Vote For In The MA Governor’s Race [POLL]

Election day is tomorrow in Massachusetts. The Bay State will have a new governor as Deval Patrick announced in January that he will not seek the office again.

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