After Trump win, Massachusetts becoming a hub of resistance

BOSTON (AP) — Since the election of Republican Donald Trump as president, Massachusetts has been fashioning itself into a hub of resistance.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is helping lead the opposition, vowing to oppose Trump at every turn if he fails to fight for the interests of ordinary Americans.

Warren isn’t alone.

Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey has set up a hate crimes hotline, local officials have pledged not to cooperate with stepped-up deportation efforts, and abortion rights and health care advocacy groups have vowed to fight any effort to curb access to both.

It’s a dramatic shift for a largely Democratic state whose political leaders enjoyed strong relations with President Barack Obama and who nearly uniformly rejected Trump, including Republican Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts backed Clinton by about a 27-point margin.

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