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    What's on your ballot?

    So, let's talk about what else is on folks' local ballots this November.
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    Re: What's on your ballot?

    "The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command." George Orwell, 1984

    "One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its Black Gates are guarded by more than just Orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep, and the Great Eye is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire and ash and dust, the very air you breathe is a poisonous fume." Boromir

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    Re: What's on your ballot?

    In ND we have Measure 1 on the ballot. It's an ethics in government initiative. However, in my mind it contains an unethical portion.

    As written, Measure 1 has a supremacy clause making it more powerful than even the ND State Constitution.
    The measure has good and reasonable merit; however, that supremacy clause is a non-starter with me.
    I'd look at it with the supremacy clause removed.

    With the supremacy clause it's a flat "NO".
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    Re: What's on your ballot?

    No referendums. Just people. Lots of Judges, etc.
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    Re: What's on your ballot?

    Also in ND we have Measure 3: recreational marijuana.

    A medical marijuana measure passed recently but it was so poorly written the Legislature couldn't implement it without significant changes so there is that history.

    But, knowing the conservative nature in ND, I see the recreational marijuana measure going up in smoke.
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    Re: What's on your ballot?

    Yeah, I'm gonna be that guy.

    What's the difference between this and the midterm election thread?

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    Re: What's on your ballot?

    Quote Originally Posted by unofan View Post
    Yeah, I'm gonna be that guy.

    What's the difference between this and the midterm election thread?
    I suppose you could argue the other thread is for candidates. This is for "other" ballot measures. Quite frankly, we have 700 Association threads. I really don't care if people make extra topic threads.
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    Re: What's on your ballot?

    Recreational marijuana treated like alcohol

    Independent commission to draw districts

    Expanded voting, I.e. Same day registration, no reason absentee, straight ticket voting and automatic registration when you register for a state ID. Currently you have to opt in, this would make it opt out.

    Given how blue the election is supposed to be, all three should pass. Biggest issue is literally going to be making sure people flip over their ballot and fill out more than just marijuana.

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    Re: What's on your ballot?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK8fAUlqbow

    The commission and the changes to voting laws are more important though.
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    Re: What's on your ballot?

    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    I suppose you could argue the other thread is for candidates. This is for "other" ballot measures.
    Scoob's thoughts echo mine when I started this.

    I'm scared.

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    Re: What's on your ballot?

    Alaska has one ballot measure: A salmon habitat protection measure.

    Thereís a huge campaign against it, try to guess why:
    Stand for Alaska is leading the campaign in opposition to Ballot Measure 1. The Stand for Alaska-Vote No on 1 committee reported a total of $9.01 million in contributions. The top donors included BP Exploration Inc. Alaska, Conoco Phillips, Hecla Mining Company, Kinross Fort Knox, Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo, Pebble Limited Partnership, and Donlin Gold.

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    Re: What's on your ballot?

    Only one for Indiana

    SHALL ARTICLE 10, SECTION 5 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF INDIANA BE AMENDED TO REQUIRE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO ADOPT BALANCED BUDGETS FOR STATE GOVERNMENT THAT DO NOT EXCEED ESTIMATED REVENUES UNLESS A SUPERMAJORITY OF TWO-THIRDS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND TWO-THIRDS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SENATE VOTE TO SUSPEND THE REQUIREMENT?
    Other than that it's just run of the mill senate, house, state reps, auditors, and judges...
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    Re: What's on your ballot?

    https://www.9news.com/article/news/p...n/73-602151174

    Big race is governor - incumbent John Hickenlooper (D) is termed out. Walker Stapleton (R) vs. Jared Polis (D.)

    6th Congressional district is a hot race too - incumbent Mike Coffman (R) being challenged by Jason Crow (D.)

    SecState and Treasurer also up.

    Beyond that, ballot measures including independent state/Congressional redistricting commissions, limitations on location for fracking, campaign finance limitations, and your standard smorgasbord of transportation and education levies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaNorthStar View Post
    Only one for Indiana



    Other than that it's just run of the mill senate, house, state reps, auditors, and judges...
    Why are they yelling? Itís for the old people, right? Because they like to vote?

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    Re: What's on your ballot?

    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Why are they yelling? It’s for the old people, right? Because they like to vote?
    Cars running over a couple, thirteen, fourteen potholes in a city block can be rather loud...God forbid they do something to increase revenues to fix them

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    Revenue is eeeeeeeeeeevil

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    Flotida has a Constitutional Revision Commission that meets every 20 years, and this is their year. They've recommended 8 ammendments for consideration. There are an additional three measures that were referred from the legislature and two initiated by citizen petitions, so it's a big year here. Everything from banning dog racing to raising mandatory retirement age for judges. The one everyone is talking about would restore voting rights for 1.5 million Floridian felons, which is expected to pass. My personal favorite, though, is the one that bans offshore drilling AND bans vaping in indoor workplaces. Given the expected blue wave, it could be a good year to make some progress in multiple progressive directions.



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    Re: What's on your ballot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
    Recreational marijuana treated like alcohol

    Independent commission to draw districts

    Expanded voting, I.e. Same day registration, no reason absentee, straight ticket voting and automatic registration when you register for a state ID. Currently you have to opt in, this would make it opt out.

    Given how blue the election is supposed to be, all three should pass. Biggest issue is literally going to be making sure people flip over their ballot and fill out more than just marijuana.
    Per the Detroit News,

    1. 62-35 on pot

    2. 55-23 on redistricting

    3. 72-19 expanded voting
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    Re: What's on your ballot?

    For the last decade or so, liberal referendum/amendments tend to pass, conservative referendum/amendments tend to fail, but Republicans continue to get elected.

    You tell me the American public isn't nuts.

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    Re: What's on your ballot?

    Quote Originally Posted by unofan View Post
    For the last decade or so, liberal referendum/amendments tend to pass, conservative referendum/amendments tend to fail, but Republicans continue to get elected.
    Isn't that today's "socially liberal but * fiscally conservative" mantra?


    * insert words "claims to be" here
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