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  • Abortion, marijuana, gambling win, lose in states

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, November 07, 2018 (one month ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Abortion rights, marijuana use and legalized gambling drew mixed results on state ballots across the U.S. Nov. 6.

    Alabama voters authorized display of the Ten Commandments in public places in a measure that prohibits the use of public funding to support challenges to the state constitutional amendment in court. The amendment, which requires displays to comply with federal constitutional requirements, carried 72 percent of the vote, the Montgomery Advertiser reported.

    Pro-life measures

    Alabama and West Virginia amended their constitutions to proclaim that the states themselves do not recognize a woman's right to abortion, nor authorize the use of public funding to pay for such procedures, the Associated Press reported. Read More

  • Evangelical poll tallies two-thirds as independents

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, November 05, 2018 (one month ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Most leaders of the National Association of Evangelicals identified as independents in an NAE poll preceding the 2018 U.S. midterm elections, the group said Oct. 31.

    Two-thirds of those surveyed, 66 percent, described themselves as independents rather than a member of a major political party in the NAE poll of its 106-member board of directors, the NAE said. While the sampling is narrow and not scientific, the NAE said the results "track with" those of a 2017 Gallup poll of the general U.S. population. Read More