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  • Fear the Ballot Initiative: Why the GOP Is Scared of Democracy

    By Michael Corcoran, Truthout | Report

    Voting behind curtains(Photo: Alexandru Nika / Shutterstock)

    Citizen-led ballot initiatives are increasingly being used to push for progressive reforms, such as paid leave, minimum wage increase and Medicaid expansion, so the GOP is taking desperate steps to undermine this democratic process. In Missouri, the GOP-controlled legislature has moved elections to August to ensure low voter turnout and is fast-tracking a constitutional amendment that makes it virtually impossible to overturn policy.

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