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Ohio GOP Strikes to Derail Abortion Rights Modification

Dan Balz: “For 111 years, Ohio voters have lived with a algorithm for amending their state structure via citizen initiative. The necessities haven’t modified and the edge for enactment has all the time been 50 p.c plus one. In the present day, Republicans within the legislature wish to change that. The reason being abortion, and the maneuvering underway there provides to a much bigger story concerning the Republican Occasion.”

“The story in Ohio is considerably convoluted, as legislative and parliamentary processes typically are. However the motive is obvious: Going through the likelihood that abortion rights could possibly be enshrined into the state structure by a vote of the individuals later this 12 months, Republicans wish to change the principles by making it more durable to go such amendments by requiring them to obtain 60 p.c of the vote.”

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