las parliamentary elections held this tuesday America He will decide the composition of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, the final result of which will take a few days to come. However, in many states lakhs of voters were also called to vote. referendums right about abortion – In inquiry after the Supreme Court endorsed its prohibition-, Slavery or consumption breach, Progressive causes have yielded good results on all three issues.
In the absence of a final count of all votes, below we break down the most important results these elections themselves are delivering.
Several states have voted in favor of establishing the right abortion in their formation, a measure aimed at shielding access to obstruction pregnancy, This is the case of progressives california hey Vermont, where this proposal has been adopted with overwhelming support. In Michigan He also won, but with a smaller margin, 53% in favor versus 47% against.
In Kentucky You montanaTwo strongly conservative states, their citizens have attempted to reject anti-abortion measures. Another Republican state, KansasThe U.S. had already made a splash this summer when 59% voted in favor of retaining that right.
These results will help reinvigorate abortion at a particularly critical moment after the Supreme Court overhauled — in conservative hands — and approved reactionary measures in some of the country’s states. About 30% of voters in the midterm elections said that abortion was the most important issue in these elections, only behind inflation,
measures against slavery
It’s hard to believe it’s still in America Slavery, More than 150 years after the liberation of SlaveThe 13th Amendment to the National Constitution still considers this insult against human rights as a form of punitive punishmentan exception that allowed labor exploitation of prisoners.
Some 20 states have constitutions that justify this type of treatment of prison felons, but this is changing. In conservative Tennessee, an overwhelming 79.7% of citizens voted in favor of amending the constitution to remove language that allows slavery as a criminal punishment, something still in force. With this vote, it is established that from now on the Magna Carta contains the declaration: “Slavery and involuntary slavery are forever prohibited.”
Alabama, Vermont, Louisiana, and Oregon have followed the same path to change the wording of their constitutions that amend this injustice. For now, none of these proposals will force immediate changes to state prisons, but there could be a legal battle over how prison labor is used.
legalizing the use of marijuana
In the past decade, 19 states have legalized the recreational use of breach, This Tuesday, the list has been increased to 21. Maryland You Missouri has voted in favor of the measure, which is increasingly being accepted across the country. However, the other three states called for elections to decide their position regarding consumption of cannabis (Arkansas, North Dakota and South Dakota, all from Orthodox traditions) have declined the request. In Arkansas, marijuana use is allowed under medical prescription and in South Dakota, recreational use was legalized in 2020 but the decision was invalidated by the Supreme Court.