And now on to the more important matters of ballot initiatives.
In general last night’s results lead me to believe that American citizens are moving towards a more liberal (in the classical sense) political stance. In peace-loving Massachusetts, my state, Question One dealt with access to information for do-it-yourself auto repair. A “yes” vote gave citizens and small repair shops access to the same information database that big-time dealers currently enjoy access to. This “right to repair” initiative passed by a very large margin.
Question Two dealt with physician-assisted suicide. Right now, many sources say the results are too close to call without a more-thorough count, but others are reporting that the initiative was marginally defeated by an active block of meddling Catholic voters.
Finally, Question Three – legalizing medical marijuana – passed by a huge margin. This plus similar anti-drug war initiatives passing in Washington and Colorado showcases weed-loving state governments continuing to blast their Bob Marley and Sublime music from their fishbowled cars as they drive past the metaphorical police station that is the federal DEA.
Massachusetts did well. How did your state do?
This is an open thread.