Monthly Archives: November 2012

Assisted Suicide Measure Defeated In Massachusetts

Voters rejected the Massachusetts  “Death with Dignity” Initiative (also known as Question 2)  by a 51-49 margin. With 99 percent of precincts reported, results showed that 51 percent of voters opposed the measure while 49 percent favored giving terminal ill … Continue reading

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Illinois Public Pension Amendment, HJRCA 49 Fails

The Illinois Public Pension Amendment, HJRCA 49 was rejected on the November 6, 2012 election with a 44% and 56% in passing favor. On election day, the official ballot text read as follows: “If you believe the Illinois Constitution should … Continue reading

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Voters Say: ‘Tax The Rich’

In an address broadcast live on television, President Obama said to reduce the deficit debt, Congress must make a reform that will break down the cost of Medicaid and Medicare. To do so, both party leaders must come up with … Continue reading

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Instant runoff voting (IRV) upholds the goals of majority rule and voter choice

Instant runoff voting allows voters to rank candidates in order of preference (i.e. first, second, third, fourth and so on). Voters have the option to rank as many or as few candidates as they wish, but can vote without fear … Continue reading

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