The big GOP wins were the big story on election day, but there are a number of voter initiatives from across the country that I thought you may find interesting.
California voters decided against allowing the possession of marijuana for personal use. The vote was 54 percent against, 46 percent in favor.
Two other states took up the issue of using marijuana for certain medical conditions. In Arizona, the vote was split 50-50. In South Dakota it was defeated 63 percent to 37 percent.
Colorado voters were asked to approve a measure declaring every human being to be a person from the beginning of "biological development." That referendum was defeated 71 percent to 29 percent.
Oklahoma voters approved a ballot initiative that forbids state courts from relying on Muslim law, or Sharia, when making rulings. The vote was 70 percent in favor, 30 percent against.
Oklahoma voters also overwhelmingly approved requiring government-issued photo identification to vote. The measure passed 74 percent to 26 percent.
South Dakota, by a 64 to 36 percent vote, approved expanding a smoking ban to bars, restaurants and casinos.
Kansas voters approved a measure 89 percent to 11 percent expanding rights in the state constitution to bear arms for hunting and recreational purposes.
And four states took up the question of establishing a constitutional right to hunt and fish. Arizona voters said no, while those in Arkansas, South Carolina and Tennessee all said yes.
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