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Pothier said he’s happy not to be voting in Massachusetts.

“[Massachusetts] is just such a Democratic state,” he said. “Here, it is right down the middle, which will be interesting. Not that my vote counts more here, but each guy’s policies are debated more around here. Up there, either you’re a Democrat or don’t even talk about it.”

Mike Green, who is Canadian, said guys talk about politics “a bit” in the locker room. Poti said the players usually keep their opinions to themselves.

“Everyone has their own opinion, and that is what’s great about America - nobody is wrong,” Poti said. “You can believe in what you think and go with your instincts and hope that works out.”

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