[Gabe Amo has won the Democratic primary and we wish him well. He will be up against Republican Gerry Leonard in the November general election.] The primary will decide. Voters living in Congressional District 1 will vote today in the special election primary. For those new to the area, the winner in the democratic primary will be our next representative in the United States House of of Representatives.* We need someone who can stand up to the Sedition Caucus and get things done. We may never know what, if any, effect that party-switching will have on the outcome, but the best defense is a big turnout. Do not sit this one out!

The Providence Journal compiled a comprehensive “Voter Guide for RI’s Special Election” including thumbnails of the candidates and links to their debates. (Don Carlson has dropped out of the race.) WPRI News also has a voter guide and reminds everyone to bring a valid ID:

  • Driver’s license or permit
  • US passport
  • State-issued ID card
  • Voter ID card
  • US military ID
  • ID issued by a US educational institution
  • Tribal ID

Polls are open from 7am to 8pm. Go here to find your polling place.

*Yes, there will be a special general election in November, but due to decades of wheeling and dealing — and the insidious master lever, only recently eliminated — our state’s Democratic party has overrun state politics. This de facto one-party system is not a healthy one, but this is where we find ourselves.

Primary Election Day, 7am to 8pm, Tuesday, September 5


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