By Fred Lucas
(CNSNews.com) – The presidential and congressional elections are not the only thing on the minds of voters going into Tuesday’s elections, as several states have polarizing political issues such as Obamacare, homosexual marriage, immigration issues, abortion and marijuana on the ballot.
A total of 38 states have state constitutional amendments or referendums, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. While most are parochial matters dealing with state bonds or taxing authority, many of the issues could have a national impact or ripple effect to other states, particularly those issues decided on in multiple states.
Oklahoma residents will vote on State Question 759 to prohibit the state from granting preferential treatment based on race. Affirmative action has frequently been on ballots in the last two decades. Meanwhile, North Dakota voters will consider a proposal to prohibit smoking in public places and work sites. While contentious, these issues do not represent a trend among several states. Click here to read more.