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In one of the biggest democratic victories in the 2018 election, Florida voted in favor of restoring voting rights to some 1.5 million former offenders, including about 500,000 African Americans.

Elsewhere throughout the country, there were progressive victories for the further legalization of cannabis, the rejection of the conservative agenda in Oregon, and several abortion restrictions transmitted by the red countries.

Amendment 4 in Florida applies to offenders who have been serving a sentence, including a probationary prison sentence and test, but will not apply to those who have been convicted of murder or sexual abuse. The change is expected to affect future election results in Florida as well as presidential races, as the country often appears to be competitive in national competitions.

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Florida is one of only four countries that permanently deprived former employees.

Meanwhile, Missouri became the 31st state to legalize medical use of marijuana on Tuesday evening with the passage of Amendment 2, according to several reports by local media.

Other electoral measures, which were carefully observed throughout the country on election day, included proposals that include the recreational situation of cannabis, abortion and shrine. Here are the monitoring measures:

Marijuana voting in four countries

Michigan became the first Midwestern state to legalize recreational marijuana and the 10th country in general, so CNN and NBC report that the country overtook the proposal 1. The initiative creates a system for the regulation, taxation and sale of recreational marijuana to adults.

"Western and northeastern countries have been leading the legalization of cannabis, but the victory in Michigan strongly proves the national reach of this movement," said Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, executive director of the Alliance for Drugs Policy. "With such massive public support for the legalization of marijuana, including most Republicans and older Americans, it is so long that the federal government can continue to persist."

Kanadka, a neighboring Michigan in the north, legalized the sale of adult marijuana in mid-October, which further attracted Michigan to convey recreational use.

In Missouri, three marijuana-related initiatives were selected during the vote. Each of them legalized the growth, production, sale and consumption of marijuana and marijuana products for medical use at the state level, but it differed according to how they tax marijuana and gives freedom to any potential domestic producer.

Amendment 2, adopted, will tax the sale of marijuana by 4%, with funds being funded by veterans of health programs. Of the three, the only proposal was that it allowed home-grown marijuana.

"Because of the unpleasant efforts of patients and advocates, Missouri, who could enjoy a health marijuana, could soon be used without fear of being treated as criminals," said Matthew Schweich, Deputy Director of Pro-Legalization of Marijuana Policy. "In the US, there is almost universal support for the provision of seriously ill patients with legitimate access to medical cannabis. Most voters, irrespective of their age, geographical location or political belief, recognize the health benefits of marijuana and believe that they should be available Now that more than 30 countries have adopted comprehensive marijuana legislation, it's time for the Congress to speed up and address the issue at the federal level. "

Other countries also discussed the legal path. The ultimate groove, Utah, became the 32nd country to legalize the use of medical use of marijuana, but North Dakota residents managed to act 3, according to the Associated Press. Action 3 would be the most permissive recreational law that would allow citizens to grow, consume and own as much weeds as they would like without government control.

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Out West, Utah has a complex link with the use of marijuana when it comes to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which has had a major impact in the country. More than 60 percent of the country's 3 million inhabitants are members of the LDS.

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Prop. 2 had strong support in weeks before the election. But the LDS Church is launching radio ads that warn that legalization of medicines is the first step towards complete legalization, which is contrary to the religion that teaches its followers to stay far from alcohol, coffee, tobacco and illicit drugs.

According to legislation in Utah, the legislators can amend or annul the ballot papers that have been voted in, so the LDS churches and advocates of proposal 2 have reached an agreement before the elections that will change the language so that the inhabitants will prohibit the growth of their own weeds themselves, trying to establish a national health distribution network marijuana. Smoking of marijuana will most likely remain unlawful, but patients could eat eating people eating cannabis or use baits.

Schweich said in a policy on marijuana earlier in the US DANES: "Many voters who support marijuana in principle but who did not want to oppose the LDS Church. The important thing in Utah is that we made a compromise."

Anti-abortion measures in three countries

Elsewhere throughout the country, voters in West Virginia, Alabama and – surprisingly – Oregon voted on measures to limit abortion.

Alabama has adopted Amendment 2 which states that Member States' policies "recognize and support the sanctity of unborn life and the right of unborn children, including the right to life." It adds that no provision of the Alabama Constitution provides for any provision for the right to abortion or to require the financing of abortion.

Western Virginians adopted a similar measure with amendment 1, which will change the language of the West Virginia Constitution to say: "No provision in this Constitution provides for or protects the right to abortion or requires the financing of abortion."

But the Oregonians lived up to their advanced reputation, which moderately beat Measure 106, according to Oregonian and Oregon Public Broadcasting.

In the framework of the fiscal debate, measure 106 would change the Oregon Constitutional convention to prevent taxation for possible optional abortions.

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This means that all Oregon Medicaid patients, as well as all government-funded health insurance employees, would not have access to abortion. According to the Oregon health authority, the action could affect approximately 293,000 women.

Democratic candidate for Greece, Andrew Gillum, with his four-year-old twins, Caroline, left and Jackson on the election day of November 6, 2018 in Tallahassee, Fla. Gillum, in a near match against Republican candidate Ron DeSantis. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser)

Grayson Dempsey, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon, told the US TODAY earlier that the Oregon Action had national implications.

"In this world, with Justice Brett Kavanaugh at the (Supreme) Court, we need a country in which we will continue to supply abortion, or will the extremists against shrinking think we could come elsewhere," he said.

On Tuesday night, Dempsey was defeated after the defeat.

"It's an amazing night," she said. "It once again shows that, although at federal level and in some countries (Republicans) more serious than ever before in attempts to deprive rights, the Oregonians show that they are not just defending reproductive rights, but access to abortion. , what happened in Alabama, and that Kavanaugh is in the Supreme Court, but today we sent a strong message that Oregon will always be committed to reproductive rights. "

Oregon votes on the status of the sanctuary

Also in Oregon, residents voted on a measure 105 – which would invalidate the country's oldest national legislation in accordance with the AP.

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Initially, in 1987, the Law on the Racism-Based Law against the Race, the Oregon Oregon's Degradation Status under the great criticism of President Donald Trump and vice-presidents of the Oregonians For Immigration Reform initiative. In Oregon, 18 sheriffs from smaller districts signed a letter supporting the adoption of measure 105. The Oregon Center considered the immigration group as a hostile group for the reform of immigration and returned to the bill.

Note: This story will be updated when more electoral results are available.

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