Voters in Herndon, VA, ousted the mayor and two town council members who supported the construction of a city-financed center for day laborers.

I don't know too much about Herndon's situation specifically, but I wonder how much of this vote was based on local concerns, and how much was based on the fact that immigration is such a hot-button topic nationally right now. Like, would the vote have been different if the election had taken place a month ago, before immigration was as "on the radar" as it is right now?

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