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Janice Jernigans, 75, of St. Louis' Hyde Park neighborhood, signs a petition for a Missouri constitutional amendment that would legalize abortion up until fetal viability on Feb. 6 at The Pageant in St. Louis. Brian Munoz/St. Louis Public Radio hide caption

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Missouri advocates gather signatures for abortion legalization, but GOP hurdle looms

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A poll worker has an "Ohio Voted" sticker on her shirt during early in-person voting at the Hamilton County Board of Elections in Cincinnati on Oct. 11. Ohio has a constitutional amendment before voters this year that would include reproductive health protections in the state's constitution, including abortion rights. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Abortion is on the ballot in Ohio. The results could signal what's ahead for 2024

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Amber England, who led the successful campaign for a ballot initiative to give 200,000 more Oklahomans health coverage, talked with supporters online this week. Voters narrowly approved the Medicaid expansion measure Tuesday, despite opposition by the state's governor and legislature. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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'Jim Crow's Last Stand' In Louisiana May Fall To Ballot Measure

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Voters in Missouri cast ballots on Election Day 2016. This year, it's one of many states where voters will decide on ballot measures aimed at stricter government ethics rules. Whitney Curtis/Getty Images hide caption

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Roxanne Weber (left) rallies in support of a voter-approved government ethics overhaul in front of the South Dakota Capitol in Pierre last month. Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard said he supports efforts to repeal and replace the initiative. James Nord/AP hide caption

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South Dakotans Voted For Tougher Ethics Laws, But Lawmakers Object

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A box of 500 .22 cal. bullets are offered for sale at an Illinois gun store in 2012. California voters are voting on a measure that would require ammunition buyers to face the same background checks gun buyers in the state do. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Should Ammunition Buyers Face Background Checks? California's Voters Will Decide

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