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How does the Electoral College actually work?

How does the Electoral College actually work?
The electoral college is a system that dates back to the beginning of US history that we still use to this day
November 20, 2020
The election is not decided by the amount of votes a presidential candidate gets, known as the “popular vote.” It is instead decided by electors, or representatives states choose to cast their votes. This process comes from the Constitution, as a compromise between a vote only in Congress, and a popular vote.

Taylor Swift can now legally re-record all albums owned by Scooter Braun

Taylor Swift can now legally re-record all albums owned by Scooter Braun
The pop star confirmed that she will re-record her first five albums- but why?
November 17, 2020
"Young artists or kids with musical dreams will read this and learn about how to better protect themselves in a negotiation. You deserve to own the art you make."

Mass incarceration in Massachusetts

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Narratives from formerly incarcerated advocates and their vision of a future beyond prisons
November 16, 2020
What are the experiences of those imprisoned within Massachusetts?

The Zoo Report: Sheila Lynch on New York City during Biden’s win

Artwork by Kacey Connolly.
November 13, 2020
Tune in for a re-cap on what the Big Apple looked like when Joe Biden was declared president-elect.

How a kid from a small town became Massachusetts’ State Representative of the 14th District

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Adam Scanlon on climbing the ladder of local politics
November 12, 2020
Adam Scanlon, North Attleboro's State Representative, on climbing the ladder of local politics.

A whirlwind of a Presidential election

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in Delaware to deliver victory speech from Google Images
Overwhelming feelings have come to light from the results of the Election Day that turned into Election Week
November 11, 2020
On Saturday, Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris have officially become the president-elect and vice president-elect for the next four years, making Donald Trump one of the few incumbent presidents to lose in his race for a second term. The results brought a lot of conflicting emotions throughout the United States. 

Everything you need to know about the 2020 Presidential elections in MA

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Biden won Massachusetts, but how this election will end remains unclear
November 7, 2020
Former vice-president, Joe Biden is projected to win Massachusetts with 11 electoral votes on election night.

The Zoo Report: Post election

Artwork by Kacey Connolly.
November 6, 2020
Tune in for an election re-cap.

Getting to the polls while fighting homelessness

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How homeless people in Massachusetts are making their voices heard in the election
November 3, 2020
How homeless people in Massachusetts are making their voices heard in the 2020 election.

Women for Biden: a suburban battleground

Women for Biden: a suburban battleground
How one group just may be Biden's saving grace
November 2, 2020
There’s been a new influx of support for Biden that comes from an army of women, specifically suburban women, who have had a change of heart in the last four years. Although they played a critical role in the 2016 election for President Trump, many of these women are taking a different stance this year.

Northampton Trump rally sparks counter-protest

Black Lives Matter supporter in the middle of Trump supporters by Tristan Smith
The Chicopee Republican City Committee sponsored the event to the surprise of city residents
October 25, 2020
This was just one of many Trump rallies planned by CRCC to be held in countless cities across Massachusetts up until the November 3rd election.

Far right extremists are getting bolder with plots to kidnap U.S. governors

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The recent plot for the kidnapping of Governor Whitmer shows how political unrest is growing more violent
October 23, 2020
Members of an antigovernmental paramilitary group plotted to kidnap democratic governors ahead of the election. 
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