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Big Wins, Close Finishes And At Least 1 Recount In Tuesday's Local Elections

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Residents vote at a polling place on Concord Avenue in Cambridge. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Residents vote at a polling place on Concord Avenue in Cambridge. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

It was an exciting election night in Massachusetts.

Boston is poised to have its first majority-minority city council. Pro and anti-development forces battled it out in Newton and Cambridge council elections. Taunton elected its first female mayor.

We break down some of the key races from around the state.

Guests

Mike Bello, deputy city editor at the Boston Globe. He tweets @TheBelloBlotter.

Marie St. Fleur, former Massachusetts state representative for the 5th Suffolk district and principal at St. Fleur Communications. She tweets @vote1965.

Setti Warren, former mayor of Newton, an Iraq War veteran and executive director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He tweets @settiwarren.

This segment aired on November 6, 2019.

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