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Massachusetts' Voter Registration Deadline Is This Week

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    Massachusetts' Voter Registration Deadline Is This Week
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    Massachusetts residents who want to cast ballots in this year's election have until Wednesday to register to vote, if they haven't already done so.

    Residents can register at their local city and town clerk's offices or online at the secretary of state's website.

    The election is Tuesday, Nov. 6.

    There are a number of big races on the ballot.

    Watch: Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Full Opening Statement at House Hearing on Reparations

    [NATL] Watch: Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Full Opening Statement at House Hearing on Reparations

    Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of “The Case for Reparations,” testified before a House Judiciary subcommittee during a hearing on whether the United States should consider compensation for the descendants of slaves. 

    He delivered a rebuttal to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's comments that "no one currently alive was responsible for that," which Coates called a "strange theory of governance." 

    "Well into this century the United States was still paying out pensions to the heirs of civil war soldiers," he said. "We honor treaties that date back some 200 years despite no one being alive who signed those treaties. Many of us would love to be taxed for the things we are solely and individually responsible for. But we are American citizens and this bound to a collective enterprise that extends beyond our individual and personal reach."

    (Published Wednesday, June 19, 2019)

    In the contest for governor, Democratic challenger Jay Gonzalez is taking on Republican incumbent Charlie Baker. In the race for U.S. Senate, Democratic incumbent Elizabeth Warren is hoping to hold off Republican challenger Geoff Diehl and independent Shiva Ayyadurai.

    There are also a handful of ballot questions, including proposals that would require strict nurse-to-patient ratios in Massachusetts hospitals and repeal anti-discrimination protections for transgender people.

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