An Election Sprint-Turned-Slog Comes to an End

Finally.

The elections that were supposed to come and go in March (the primary) and May (the runoff) — elections delayed by redistricting litigation and stretched out by new federal laws that add days to the stretch between the first and second rounds — are coming to an end on Tuesday.

More than six dozen candidates for state office who expected to be doing something else with the middle of their summer have almost reached the end of the primary marathon. Many are running in contests in which the general election won’t be competitive, either because the other major party doesn ...

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