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Has the presidential election divided your family and friends? We’d like to know

LEFT: US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) at their 42nd International Convention at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 19 July 2016.

Trump vs. Clinton: The Seattle Times is looking for people who say the upcoming election has complicated their private relationships.

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