Lawrence S. DiCara

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No surge of ‘new’ voters

No surge of ‘new’ voters

Boston follows its traditional municipal voting pattern in the preliminary election

In the Spring issue of CommonWealth, several months before Boston’s September mayoral preliminary election, we argued that a candidate who was able to energize the incipient swath of new voters in the city’s northern and downtown neighborhoods could potentially emerge victorious. In that article, as well as a follow-up online analysis of the recent special(...)

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Elections highlight shifts in Boston voting

Elections highlight shifts in Boston voting

Recent special elections put spotlight on changing electorate

In the spring issue of CommonWealth, we wrote about the shifts occurring in the distribution of votes in Boston, highlighting the big increase in votes coming from downtown and other northern neighborhoods populated mainly by white, younger, and educated professionals (Statistically Significant, “Where the votes are in Boston”). We wrote that these residents, who have(...)

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