November 13, 2016

On Beacon Hill: Massachusetts was with Hillary, but many of state’s poorer towns backed Trump; Pike clears its plate for Thanksgiving

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Sam Doran / State House News Service

Trump protesters rallied at the State House last week.

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Trump carried 94 communities in state, including many poorer, smaller towns

Trump Country in Massachusetts hits its farthest point west in the Franklin County town of Monroe, the state’s second-smallest municipality — and among its handful of poorest communities — which favored the president-elect by a vote of 26 to 25.

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Donald Trump

It includes pockets of the North Shore and the South Shore — such as Salisbury and Kingston — along with the Cape Cod town of Bourne, and a wide swath of Central Massachusetts, according to a Boston Globe map breaking down the presidential election vote community by community.

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