In addition to all the battles for office high and low across the nation, there were some fierce campaigns on a farrago of issues. Casinos, handguns, disposable bottles and cans, nuclear safeguards, the size of local governments were among the hundreds of objects of referenda, initiatives and propositions on city and state ballots. Voters in Maryland confronted 21 issues on which their judgment was sought, those in Massachusetts nine, in Georgia 28, for example. Verdicts on some of the most interesting and important:
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New Jersey voters decided by...