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Majority of Mass. voters still opt out of party affiliation

Voter registration numbers released Tuesday show the majority of Massachusetts voters continuing to abandon the two major political parties, underscoring the continued importance of independent voters in statewide races.

While Democrats still hold a 3-to-1 advantage over Republicans among registered voters in a historically left-leaning state, more than 52 percent of the 4.2 million voters who are registered for the state’s Sept. 6 primary elections chose not to align with either major party.

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