Ahead of Tuesday’s election day, Common Dreams highlighted several notable politicial races, ballot issues, and local referendum that might be of special interest to our progressive-minded readers.
What follows are the election results of those races.
“Food safety advocates pushed the measure so that foods containing genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, would be labeled as such for retail purposes in the state.”
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Tar Sands Showdown in South Portland, Maine
Environmentalists faced off with the fossil fuel industry in the small coastal town of South Portland. At issue is the Waterfront Protection Ordinance (WPO), a land-use zoning ordinance up for referendum Tuesday that would prevent oil industry efforts to build a massive tar sands export facility
Ballot proposals in three Michigan cities, Lansing, Jackson and Ferndale, would amend city charters to legalize the use or possession of up to one ounce of marijuana on private property by anyone 21 years or older. In Portland, Maine, a similar measure would allow for the legal possession of up to 2.5 ounces.
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