Are the voters in Massachusetts ready to embrace marijuana legalization in 2012? Analysis of the vote on local marijuana legalization advisory ballot question strongly points to yes. Massachusetts allows for citizens to place non-binding local “public policy questions” on the ballot. This year, in several precincts, voters weighed in on whether their local representatives should [...]
|By: Jon Walker Friday November 5, 2010 10:27 am|
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday November 1, 2010 12:26 pm|
So what’s going to happen tomorrow? Will Prop 19 win or lose, will the Democrats keep the Senate, and how many seats will switch parties in the House? Place your bets now in the FDL Election Projection challenge. Questions: How many House seats will Democrats hold in the 112th Congress? How many Senate seats will [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday October 28, 2010 1:07 pm|
Make Your Predictions for FDL’s 2010 Election Challenge Use the form below to cast your predictions for the 2010 midterm elections & 112th Congress. There will be prizes for the winners! Email # of seats in House Democratic caucus Currently 255 # of seats in Senate Democratic caucus Currently 59 Will Prop 19 pass? Yes [...]
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday October 20, 2010 11:00 am|
Proposition 19, the initiative to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana in California, is still holding on to a very narrow lead according to a new SurveyUSA poll. SurveyUSA (10/15-10/18) California voters may also vote on several propositions. On Proposition 19, which would change California law to legalize marijuana and allow it to be regulated and [...]
|By: Jon Walker Monday October 18, 2010 5:21 pm|
With Proposition 19, the initiative to legalize and regulate marijuana, on the California ballot, the big political question is: can the initiative be a driver of voter turnout ? This is not only important for the success or failure of the ballot measure, but could potentially affect both the highly contested California governor and Senate [...]
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday October 12, 2010 3:07 pm|
In addition to deciding the makeup of Congress, selecting several governors, and a weighing a host of local races, voters across the country will be voting on 159 statewide ballot measures, of which about 60 are more interesting than bland bond measures. Of these propositions, there are a handful that I believe could have a national or even international impact.
|By: Jon Walker Monday October 4, 2010 9:17 pm|
The latest SurveyUSA poll of likely voters now has Proposition 19, the initiative to legalize and regulate marijuana in California, leading with 48 percent certain to vote yes and 41 percent certain to vote no. SurveyUSA (9/30-10/3) California voters may also vote on several propositions. On Proposition 19, which would change California law to legalize [...]
|By: Michael Whitney Monday October 4, 2010 3:47 pm|
Good news for Oregon’s Measure 74, a ballot initiative that will regulate medical marijuana supplies in the state: the Democratic Party of Oregon gave its endorsement to the medical marijuana measure. This is big news for Measure 74, which if passed, would create nonprofit clinics like pharmacies to supply marijuana to patients. While Oregon has had medical marijuana since 1998, patients have had to either grow their own or have someone else grow for them. With Measure 74, patients with have better, safer access to medical marijuana in a regulated system.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday September 30, 2010 7:42 pm|
California’s ballot initiative to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana, Proposition 19, is now leading with 52 percent in support and only 41 percent opposed, according to the latest PPIC poll (PDF) of likely voters. This poll is especially good news for Prop 19. The 11-point lead is not only one of the largest ever for [...]
|By: Michael Whitney Wednesday September 29, 2010 6:11 pm|
Arizonans will vote on Proposition 203, which if passed would bring medical marijuana to Arizona. This year could be the year Arizona patients finally have safe access to medical marijuana. Prop 203 is up in the polls, but opposition is starting to pop up. In addition to the Arizona Cardinals NFL team donating $10,000 to get between cancer patients and their doctors, Sheriff Joe Arpaio came out against Prop 203.
It’s critical that we secure as many votes as we can for Prop 203. If you’re an Arizona voter, can you please pledge to vote for Prop 203?