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Wording Of Ballot Initiatives Released

September 19, 2011

Last week, the secretary of state’s office released the official general election sample ballot. You can view it here. And below is the wording of the three ballot initiatives which voters will be deciding on also.

I still believe all three initiatives will pass, and believe the eminent domain restriction will pass with the greatest support. After all, who could read that wording and vote against it? Probably not too many voters. I think including the word cloning on the Personhood amendment may throw some people off, but still believe it will also easily pass.

It’s funny that we haven’t talked about voter ID that much since it’s been a pretty contentious issue in the legislature over the past several years. I haven’t seen any major campaign opposing it. Thanks to Republican sweeps in several state legislative bodies last year, the issue has come up throughout the country. Overall, its a good issue for Republicans. Its very popular by and large, and Democrats across the country will oppose it until the end. (Johnny DuPree has said he opposed the initiative, but would uphold the law if passed).

More than just oppose it, Democrats will bring out the attack dogs and compare voter ID to poll taxes, Jim Crow, etc. There are plenty of Democrats who I could see doing that in Mississippi, and perhaps some have, but haven’t heard about anything to that extent.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Dontreadonme permalink
    September 19, 2011 11:02 pm

    Wow! a clone, is a person. Not sure about that.

  2. Bobby A Kearan permalink
    September 21, 2011 7:38 pm

    Vote No on 26 – here is why :

    No on 27 – its just a waste of money and time that will do nothing to help prevent voter fraud.

    Yes on 31 – Of course, that is a big GOP tactic. Look at the Nissan Plant.

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