Cary Hall on Tuesday evening during the 2022 midterms
Across statewide offices, Lexington’s strong Democratic bent translated to decisive support for the winning Democratic candidates — more than 10 percentage points higher than the statewide outcomes for most candidates. (Sophie Culpepper / LexObserver)

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In this issue:


In MA midterms, Lexingtonians support statewide Democratic sweep and new ‘millionaires tax’

Official certified results show 64% voter turnout among registered Lexington voters, dropping nine percentage points from 2018 midterms

On a crowded ballot with few competitive races, Lexingtonians supported Democrats up and down the ticket and voted to approve an amendment to the state constitution establishing an additional tax on income over a million dollars in Tuesday’s midterms. 

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Nicco Mele, Sophie Culpepper, Erin Sandler-Rathe and the LexObserver Team

Edited by Lauren Feeney

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