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Political activist Kevin Wilkerson canvassing for votes outside of the Lewis School on Walnut Ave. in Roxbury.

Political activist Kevin Wilkerson canvassing for votes outside of the Lewis School on Walnut Ave. in Roxbury.

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Candidates of color fade at Boston mayoral polls

The six candidates of color in Boston’s mayoral preliminary garnered three-quarters of the vote in the black community, but the top black vote getter — Charlotte Golar Richie — finished with 15,536 votes, more than 4,000 shy of what she needed to defeat State Rep. Marty Walsh or Boston City Councilor John Connolly.