Rhode Islanders deciding speaker’s fate, state name change

A STATEWIDE ballot question in the Nov. 3, 2020, election asks voters whether to shorten the state's official name to drop the plantations reference. / AP FILE PHOTO/SUSAN E. BOUCHARD
A STATEWIDE ballot question in the Nov. 3, 2020, election asks voters whether to shorten the state's official name to drop the plantations reference. / AP FILE PHOTO/SUSAN E. BOUCHARD
PROVIDENCE (AP) – A statewide referendum that would shorten Rhode Island's official name and the Democratic House speaker's tight race for reelection are dominating Tuesday's election in the Ocean State. A glance at the races and issues Rhode Islanders are deciding: President Rhode Island has backed a Republican for the White House only four times…

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