A Resounding Yes for Term Limitations

State ballots bristled with issues, from office tenure to health care

More than 230 state issues ranging from term limits to mandatory health insurance and curbs on gay rights were on Tuesday's ballots. But none was as incendiary as the fire storm of demands for restrictions on the number of terms elected officials can serve. Not since citizen initiatives first | appeared on state ballots in 1898 has an issue so galvanized Americans. Voters in 14 states, from Oregon to Florida, which represent 35% of the American population, overwhelmingly approved proposals to limit Senators to two terms and members of Congress to anywhere from three to six terms. A 15th state, Rhode...

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