District Attorney Races Heat Up in Lead Up to Election Day

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In a number of counties, local voters are seeing district attorney races as a way to effect an immediate change in their communities.
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Though many are watching important Congressional races and ballot initiatives, a number of local races have national implications as well, which is especially true for one position in particular: District attorneys.

District attorney elections have historically been relatively uncontested and de-politicized. But this year, with a renewed focus on the criminal justice system, many local voters are seeing the position as a way to effect an immediate change in their communities.

Maurice Chammah, a staff writer for The Marshall Project, has the details.