Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Initiatives Redux

I see that we may be voting on anther ballot issue restricting abortions. This seems to come up every election cycle. I haven't heard anything about another traditional measure, to eliminate video lottery games. This is a drawback to living in a sparsely populated state. It doesn't take that many signatures to get something on the ballot, and certain issues will always have a core group. So we have to vote on the things time after time no matter how often or how decisively they are defeated. If a measure passes the other side will bring it back. I suppose the voter-motivation they cause is a positive side-effect, but people here tend to turn out anyway.

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