Voters approve abortion restrictions and recreational marijuana in state ballot initiativesPosted by On

Midterm voters in 37 states considered more than 150 statewide ballot measures reflecting the biggest social and political issues of the moment.

Some were initiated by citizens, others by lawmakers. Questions included whether to restrict abortion access, expand Medicaid, or change voting requirements.

Voters in at least five states — Florida, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina and Oklahoma — approved measures that create constitutional rights for victims of crime. And Florida voters chose to end a lifetime ban on voting for people convicted of certain felonies.

We’ll continue to update this story as results come in.


Three measures in three states concerned abortion access and funding.

In Alabama and West Virginia, voters approved changing their state…

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