Special Election Issue: US November 8 State Referendums
Referendums on Directly Killing People Assisted Suicide / Euthanasia
Colorado Proposition 106 End of Life Options Act (to legalize physician-assisted suicide). Consistent-life vote: NO 65% Yes · 35% No
California Proposition 62, The Justice That Works Act (to abolish the death penalty) Consistent-life vote: YES Results: 46% Yes · 54% No California Proposition 66, Death Penalty Reform and Savings Act (pro-death penalty) Consistent-life vote: NO 51% Yes · 49% No Nebraska Question 426, The Death Penalty Repeal Veto Referendum (to overturn the legislature’s abolition of the death penalty) Consistent-life vote: RETAIN 39% Retain · 61% Repeal Oklahoma State Question 776 Constitutional Amendment on the Death Penalty (to affirm it) Consistent-life vote: NO 66% Yes · 34% No
Since all of our issues were resoundingly defeated, and we don't like to be the bearers of entirely bad news, we'll also mention another referendum that doesn't involve one of our mission-statement issues but will help prevent some direct violence and infliction of suffering, especially if other states and countries also take it up: Massachusetts Question 3 · Prohibits selling farm products from animals not raised in spaces that meet a minimum size requirement (that is, prohibits cramming farm animals in spaces so small they can't even turn around) 78% Yes · 22% No
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