The Alito 5 may have got their win by sending abortion policy back to the states….
Voters are continually showing that they WILL vote to keep their ‘Rights’….
Republicans ARE on the WRONG side of this issue across the country it would seem….
With about 36 percent of votes counted Tuesday night, nearly 62 percent voted against the proposal, while nearly 39 supported it. The Associated Press projected the measure would fail.
Tuesday’s election proved that the state-by-state battle over abortion rights is still a serious motivator to get voters to the polls — even when abortion isn’t directly on the ballot.
Ohio Republicans moved in January to cancel most August elections because they were low turnout affairs that voters rarely paid attention to. Just over 8 percent of voters turned up in an August 2022 state legislative primary election, for example.
So when the GOP-controlled legislature pulled an about face months later by scheduling Issue 1 on the August ballot, abortion rights supporters cried foul, saying it was an attempt to kneecap them without voters noticing.
But voters turned up in droves anyway. More than 600,000 people voted early— a number that could still rise from late-arriving mail ballots — which outpaced the entirety of the turnout for that 2022 August election. It was also more than twice the number of people who voted early in the May 2022 primaries, which featured competitive Senate or gubernatorial contests….