Independents are now the majority in Massachusetts, however this has been obviously ignored as the states independent redistricting proposition was shut down.
- Percent of registered Democrats, Republicans fall from 1982-2010; "unenrolled / other" voters now in the majority (By Dan Ring, The Republican - MassLive) The increase in independents was 6 percentage points in the 1990s, dropping to 2 percentage points between 2000 and 2010, according to an analysis of statistics from Secretary of State William F. Galvin’s office. But long-term, the percent of the state’s 4 million voters not affiliated with a political party leapt from 40.6 percent of the total in 1982 to 51.9 percent in 2010.
- Rep. O’Connell, R-Taunton, local politicians react to redistricting process vote (By GERRY TUOTI, Taunton Daily Gazette - MA) “I was disappointed to see this particular amendment not adopted,” said Rep. Angelo D’Emilia, R-Bridgewater. “I believe an independent commission would have sent a clear message to the residents of the Commonwealth that we are looking to provide a transparent process.”