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  • California Hispanics Shock Democrats by Opposing Affirmative Action Referendum

    11/23/2020 6:45:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/23/2020 | Rick Moran
    Proposition 16 in California, which would have allowed “diversity” to be a factor in hiring and school admissions, went down in flames on Election Day, largely because several majority-Hispanic counties voted against it.It wasn’t even close. While pro-affirmative action groups and every major Democratic organization in the state backed the measure and supporters outspent opponents $20 million to $1.5 million, the measure still lost by 14 points.It was a shocking defeat, especially since all the major Hispanic groups backed the measure. But something funny happened on the way to climbing aboard the diversity train; it had already left the station...
  • Colorado's late-term abortion ban referendum is 'too close to call': Poll

    10/29/2020 6:50:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/29/2020 | Michael Gryboski
    A Colorado ballot initiative aimed at banning late-term abortions in most circumstances has an uncertain future, with a recent poll labeling its fate “too close to call.” Colorado voters will vote on Proposition 115, which if approved will ban abortions after 22 weeks’ gestation except in the event of a life-threatening medical emergency for the mother. In a report released earlier this month, the American Politics Research Lab at the University of Colorado, Boulder found that 45% of voters opposed Proposition 115, while 41% said they supported it, and 14% were unsure. The report labeled the likely success or failure...
  • Oregon Supreme Court Requires Changes to Dangerous Infringement Referendum

    03/10/2020 5:24:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 8 March, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    On March 5, 2020, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled the dangerous referendum to require guns to be locked up, and to bypass ordinary protections of tort law where firearms are concerned, had a ballot title caption and “yes” result which did not comply with state law. From justia.com: In consolidated cases, petitioners sought judicial review of the Oregon Attorney General’s certified ballot title for Initiative Petition 40 (2020) (IP 40). If enacted, IP 40 would establish requirements for securing firearms, reporting the loss or theft of firearms, and supervising minors’ use of firearms. It would also establish consequences for violating...
  • Elections 2019: Texas Voters Approve Constitutional Ban On State Income Tax

    11/06/2019 12:50:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/06/2019 | Zachary Evans
    Texas voters on Tuesday approved an amendment to the state’s constitution banning an income tax. While Texas is already one of seven states that does not have an income tax, the amendment will make it extremely difficult to impose the tax in the future. “Today’s passage of Prop 4 is a victory for taxpayers across the Lone Star State,” said Republican Governor Greg Abbot. “I am grateful to Rep. Jeff Leach for his bold leadership on this issue, and for the overwhelming majority of Texans who voted to ensure that our great state will always be free of a state...
  • Elections 2019: Washington state voters reject affirmative action

    11/06/2019 12:47:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    AJC ^ | 11/06/2019 | By Tim Darnell, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    Voters in the state of Washington rejected a controversial affirmative action proposal in Tuesday’s elections. According to the latest figures from the Washington secretary of state’s office, Referendum 88, which would have reinstated the use of affirmative action in state employment, contracting and admission to public colleges and universities, was defeated 52% to 48% With 100% of precincts reporting and 983,438 votes counted, 509,144 people voted against the referendum and 474,294 people supported it.Opposition to the measure was led by a group of Chinese immigrants, according to the Seattle Times. Opponents said the referendum would have given the government the...
  • The political stakes for Proposition CC are huge. It’s a test case for a major fiscal overhaul

    10/05/2019 1:26:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Colorado Sun ^ | October 3, 2019 | John Frank
    This November, Proposition CC will ask Colorado voters to permanently lift the spending limits in the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, but the political stakes embedded in the question are even more consequential. The ballot question represents the most significant overhaul to TABOR since voters approved the constitutional provision in 1992, and serves as a test case for a broader Democratic effort to overhaul how the state levies taxes and spends money. If voters approve Prop. CC, Democratic leaders and their allies believe it would give them momentum for a broader agenda to revamp property tax rates, increase taxes for key...
  • Effort to Stop Constitutional Carry in OK Lacks Signatures; Official Count Pending

    09/13/2019 7:22:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11 September, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Oklahoma passed Constitutional Carry in December of 2018. The law was vetoed by Governor Mary Fallin. The legislature passed the bill again, in 2019. The statute was signed into law on 27 February, 2019, by Governor Kevin Stitt. The law restores the right to carry arms in most public places, openly or concealed, without a government permit. It is essentially what the state of law was in 1789, when the Constitution was ratified, and the modern United States came into existence. The Oklahoma legislature adjourned on 24 May, 2019. According to Ballotpedia, a referendum, called a veto referendum, could...
  • I-49, Greenwood, Charleston road projects make CAP-2 list

    09/05/2019 1:05:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Fort Smith Times-Record ^ | June 18, 2019 | John Lovett
    A first-draft plan for Arkansas roadway spending shows lane additions to the Greenwood bypass and Arkansas 22 between Charleston and Fort Smith, as well as potential Interstate 49 construction in the Fort Smith area. Dubbed the CAP-2 draft by the Arkansas Department of Transportation, the Connecting Arkansas Program-2 list is a “data driven” starting point work that will largely be contingent on the continuation of a half-percent sales tax next year, according to ARDOT spokesperson Danny Straessle. “The governor proposes to make it permanent,” Straessle said. “This is a list of about 20 years of work.” In a recent meeting,...
  • Greenland Referendum Finds That 90% Of The Local Population Voted To Join The US

    08/20/2019 5:07:17 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 81 replies
    "Greenland referendum finds that 90% of the local population voted to join the US" https://twitter.com/zerohedge/status/1163962972919742466
  • Undercover video proves Google interfered in Irish abortion referendum

    07/09/2019 7:30:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 5, 2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    DUBLIN, July 5, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Google admitted to interference in Ireland’s 2018 abortion referendum but claimed that it was merely to “help voters.” In revelations made by pro-transparency website Project Veritas, YouTube “blacklisted” a large number of videos on its platform in advance of the referendum while also interfering with search results. YouTube is wholly owned by Google. When voters searched for specific terms on YouTube, the results of their searches were manually altered by Google, thus assuring that the videos selected by Google reach the top of the search results. Among the searches affected by interference from Google...
  • Florida Ballot Initiative Seeks to Ban “Assault Weapons”

    06/15/2019 11:30:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 June, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)-Anti-Second Amendment activists in Florida are working to have a state Constitutional Amendment placed on the ballot for 2020. The Amendment would ban future sales of almost all semi-automatic rifles, some semi-automatic shotguns, and require registration of those currently owned. The problem with having people who are proudly ignorant about firearms technology draft a referendum, is they know just enough to create supremely stupid and ineffective laws.Here is the definition from the proposed state Constitutional amendment. From bawnfl.org: 1)Definitions–  a)Assault Weapons –For purposes of this subsection, any semiautomatic rifle or shotgun capable of holding more than ten (10)...
  • Russia Claims John Kerry Secretly Approved of Crimea Invasion

    06/07/2019 6:43:44 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Jun 2019 | Hayward
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with Russian media on Thursday that former Secretary of State John Kerry approved of Russia’s 2014 annexation of the Crimean peninsula, believing the residents were overwhelmingly in favor of “reuniting” with Russia. According to Lavrov, Kerry’s main criticism of Russia’s actions was to suggest holding another referendum to reinforce the legitimacy of annexation. Russia’s RT.com summarized Lavrov’s comments to the RBK news service: I won’t reveal a big secret if I say that John Kerry was telling me in April 2014: ‘Everything is clear. Everything happened the way the Crimean people...
  • Switzerland on collision course with EU over gun control

    05/18/2019 10:01:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.18.2019 | Rebecca Staudenmeieir
    “There’s this peace and inner calm that you need when shooting,” Michele Meyenberger says as the sound of gun fire echoes through the clubhouse. A magazine of ammunition for her Sturmgewehr 90, a modified semi-automatic rifle issued by the Swiss army, sits on the table as Meyenberger eyes the clock, knowing that it’s almost her turn on the shooting range. The 30-year-old is one of dozens of local rifle owners who have traveled to the Swiss village of Märwil for a shooting festival — where participants take aim at what seems like an impossibly small target located 300 meters (984...
  • Local Referenda and the Search for Straw

    03/22/2019 6:22:48 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | March 22, 2019 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Two weeks before our local spring election, I received a personal postcard in the mail, encouraging me to vote Yes on the upcoming Library referendum, for the good of our community… for the good of our children. I certainly like the public library. As a writer, I’ve used it to research issues… as an actor, I’ve used it to search for scripts… as a reader, I’ve used it to feed my various fiction habits (I used to go in for comic crime like Gregory McDonald and Donald Westlake, then as I aged, I gravitated more toward fantasy and sci fi....
  • New Mexico Turns to People to Overturn Anti-Second Amendment Law

    03/19/2019 4:29:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 15 March, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    New Mexico Second Amendment supporters are doing more than passing Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions. The New Mexico Republicans are leading a movement to repeal the offending law using the power of the people. New Mexico has a provision in its Constitution, rather similar to that in Switzerland. If the legislature passes a law offensive to the people, they can demand a referendum be held. If the law is not approved of in the referendum, the law is annulled. The Republican party in the New Mexico House released this notice: From nmhousegop.com: Santa Fe – House Republicans joined New Mexico’s...
  • Paul Ryan: Let’s Face It, If The Election Is A Referendum On Trump He’ll Lose

    03/13/2019 9:10:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/13/2019 | Allahpundit
    This seems not just correct but obviously correct. If the public is given an up or down vote on a guy who can’t seem to top 44.4 percent in average job approval, odds are good that a majority will give thumbs down. And the White House agrees! It’s not a coincidence that Trump is already testing some bareknuckle attacks for next fall, like claiming that Democrats hate Jews. He won’t phrase it this way but his 2020 message will be “Whatever you may think of me, these liberals have become g-ddamned lunatics.” He won a lesser-of-two-evils election before, he...
  • Nigel Farage: A Second Brexit Referendum May ‘Shock’ the Establishment

    01/17/2019 7:14:38 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    Newsweak ^ | Nigel Farage
    Theresa May’s government didn’t just lose a crucial vote on Tuesday, it also suffered the biggest defeat by a sitting administration in British history. Her Brexit deal, which set out the terms under which Britain was supposed to leave the European Union on March 29, was rejected by a majority of 230 MPs. That’s more than a third of the membership of the House of Commons. The word “catastrophe” barely covers it. This number was far higher than many commentators had dared to believe was likely. And yet despite Brexiteers like me being happy that Mrs. May’s appalling deal was...
  • Transgender rights lie in the hands of a state’s electorate [MA]

    10/19/2018 4:52:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 19, 2018 7:37 AM EDT | Bob Salsberg
    Nicole Talbot isn’t quite old enough to vote next month, but she isn’t shy about urging Massachusetts residents who are to keep a state law that protects transgender people from discrimination, including the right to use restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. It makes her feel safe, Talbot said, which wasn’t always the case for the teenager, an accomplished singer with dreams of a Broadway career. For as long as she can remember, she felt she was a girl — like the time she insisted upon being a princess at a preschool Halloween party — even when...
  • Californians To Try To Kill High-Speed Rail Project By Referendum

    09/26/2018 12:09:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/26/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Remember that high-speed rail project that was going to bring California’s infrastructure into the 21st century? The last we really heard about it was back in April when an audit was scheduled to take stock of just how far in the hole they were and if it could ever be finished. Of course, that’s been the story of this project from the beginning. One delay after another compounded by flawed budget estimates and construction schedules. Mix in a bit of political incompetence and malfeasance and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.This running boondoggle has been dragging on for ages,...
  • Referendum to split Calif into three states will appear on the November ballot

    06/13/2018 9:02:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/13/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    A colossal waste of time, money, and the public's attention span is underway in the golden state. Casey Tolan of the Mercury-News reports: For the first time since before the Civil War, voters across California will decide in November on a proposal to split up the Golden State – potentially remaking it into three new states. An initiative dividing California, pushed by Silicon Valley venture capital investor Tim Draper, received enough signatures to qualify it for the November ballot, the Secretary of State's office confirmed Tuesday afternoon. Supporters of the radical plan submitted more than 600,000 signatures, and a random sample projected that...