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Twelve states have declined to expand Medicaid for low-income Americans. In South Dakota, 53% of voters support changing that, according to a recent South Dakota State University poll. Riley Bunch/GPB hide caption

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Expanding Medicaid is popular. That's why it's a key issue in some statewide midterms

Next month, South Dakotans will decide whether to expand Medicaid to 42,500 state residents. Democratic candidates elsewhere are making it a part of their pitch to flip GOP-held governors' offices.

Progressive Democrats withdraw a letter urging Biden to be more proactive in Ukraine

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Twelve states have declined to expand Medicaid for low-income Americans. In South Dakota, 53% of voters support changing that, according to a recent South Dakota State University poll. Riley Bunch/GPB hide caption

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Expanding Medicaid is popular. That's why it's a key issue in some statewide midterms

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Inmates went on strike in September at Elmore Correctional Facility in Alabama to protest poor prison conditions. Alabama is one of five states voting on measures to eradicate slavery. Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption

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States are voting to eradicate slavery under any terms, but what about prison work?

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