Unlike the rest of the country, my home State of Rhode Island stayed blue, with both congressional seats going to Democrats.
Or should I say, my home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations stayed blue.
As my readers know, there was a referendum on the ballot yesterday to enact a state constitutional amendment removing the words “and Providence Plantations” from the official state name, on the ground that the terminology was racist and/or insensitive.
As I posted before, that wording had no historical connection to slavery or slave plantations.
The referendum was defeated yesterday 78-22.
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