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Provincetown Is Biden’s Top Massachusetts Town This Year … So Far

November 8, 2020

Do you think Cambridge was the most pro-Joe Biden municipality in Massachusetts?

That’s close, but think again. Cambridge was number two on that list with the Democratic nominee receiving 92 percent of the vote in the November general election. However, there is a town farther east where Biden received a higher vote percentage:  Provincetown.

The town at the tip of Cape Cod known as a popular destination for homosexuals went overwhelmingly for Biden as well, as did many other parts of the state. However, in Provincetown, Biden received 91.7 percent of the vote to sitting President Donald Trump’s 6.9 percent. (The current numbers are 2,399 for Biden to 181 for Trump, out of 2,616 voters.)

Meanwhile, in Cambridge, Biden got 91.2 percent of the vote and Trump got 6.5 percent. (The current numbers are 45,426 for Biden to 3,248 for Trump, out of 49,644 votes.)

Provincetown edged out Cambridge in margin of victory for Biden:  84.79 percentage points in Provincetown versus 84.67 percentage points in Cambridge.

But the race isn’t over. Cambridge officials haven’t yet counted mail-in ballots that were postmarked by election day Tuesday, November 3 but arrived by the deadline of 5 p.m. Friday, November 6. That count is scheduled to begin Monday, November 9.

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