So What Happened Yesterday?

While it is understandable that you might want to know who will lead our country for the next four years or know who will control the United States Senate 9or your state legislature) there are other things that were decided yesterday.

From the Marshal Project:

Justice on the ballot. Marijuana legalization comes to New Jersey, Arizona and South Dakota. In Mississippi, voters approve a medical marijuana measure. ABC NEWS Oklahoma voters roundly reject a reform measure limiting sentencing “enhancements” in certain cases. THE OKLAHOMAN California voters approved an initiative to let parolees vote. LOS ANGELES TIMES They rejected another measure that would have lengthened sentences in some cases. LOS ANGELES TIMES They also, however, rejected a measure that would have ended the state’s cash bail system. THE NEW YORK TIMES

More: Oregon legalizes psychedelic mushrooms. THE OREGONIAN Voters there also decriminalize small amounts of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine. THE OREGONIAN Kentucky voters, by a wide margin, pass a new Marsy’s Law giving crime victims more rights in the courts. LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER Montana voters appear evenly divided over a measure (Legislative Referendum 130) that would preclude local government from enacting gun regulations stricter than those under state law. MONTANA SECRETARY OF STATE Voters in Nevada approved an initiative to make it easier for prisoners to gain parole. THE NEW YORK TIMES TMP Context: Our updated tracker on seven key ballot measures. THE MARSHALL PROJECT

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