Talking Politics is back to unpack the lessons of the 2022 Massachusetts primaries with political scientists Tatishe Nteta of UMass Amherst and Shannon Jenkins of UMass Dartmouth, who have some thoughts on the progressivism — or lack thereof — of the electorate and the future electoral prospects of Massachusetts Republicans.

Plus, former congressional candidate Jesse Mermell and Vanessa Snow of MassVOTE discuss the increasing popularity of early and mail-in voting and whether there's a way to avoid early voters’ remorse. This primary was a prime example of how eleventh-hour twists can leave voters wishing for a do-over, with one statewide candidate dropping out at the last minute and late-breaking revelations in the Suffolk County district attorney race.

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