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Ballot Question Controversy

Voting Results Salisbury, Ma

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Voting Results Salisbury, Ma

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Elections are very influential to society, however, the midterm elections of 2018 had the largest voter turnout since 1914. 104 years!

Massachusetts’ ballot questions in this election were very controversial. Question 1 was about nurses in hospitals and whether or not they should have a maximum limit on the number of patients they can treat. That was blocked winning the “No” vote by a large margin. The other question that held controversy was Question 3. Question 3 relates to a law that is already set in place. The law allows anyone that is a deciding “transgender” person to use the bathroom of their desired gender, even before making the total switch. A “Yes” vote would be to repeal the law and a “no” would keep it. It turns out as though the law was held in place.

Many students at Triton and some outsiders that reside in the district did not know exactly what the question stood for, even just before voting.

“I don’t know enough about it, but I think it’s kind of messed up if some big dude that wants to be trans just walks into the girls bathroom,” said senior Jon Rolfe.

What Rolfe says seemingly makes sense, that is an easy way for a crime to occur such as rape on a young woman, aspiring women activists should be concerned. Question 3 is not only controversial due to its testing of criminal nature, but it is a bipartisan question among politics. A majority that lean to the left will vote in favor of keeping the law and other majority leaning right want to see it repealed said an article from realclearpolitics.com. What this question did was light a fire under both sides of the political spectrum even more than there already was.

Question 1 also received a lot of attention. If that had passed it would have allowed the government to interfere with hospitals and there are lots of citizens who do not agree with that. That is why it was such an egregious ‘no” vote.

“I don’t know about everyone else but I certainly do not want the government deciding what my doctors can handle. They (government) are not doctors so how would they even know,” said an anonymous Salisbury resident.

These voting questions did not seem to win marginally, it was an outburst for each in different ways, whether they won or did not win there was no marginal victory that was seemingly small.  But you now have skeptics of questions 1 and 3 at the helm of the overflow after the elections. Triton students have seen on Twitter many people starting to argue over what they think of Question 1 not getting the yes vote and also many starting to argue over Question 3 and whether or not it opens the door for more crimes. Even teachers have started to notice it online.

“I made a comment one time and I think I lost followers for it, so many people just like to troll others on Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets,” said math teacher Joe Galante.

Sure enough these questions may rise up again. Many of the nurses that were voting in favor of getting a limit put on their number of patients are members of the workers union and that allows them to fight for such rights in chance of passing on the ballot. Will the question make it back to the ballot remains to be seen and it is too early to soon tell. But Question 3 will seemingly stay away from the ballot if it is working smoothly.

“If it passes it’ll stay for a while, it’s really hard for the government to take away rights that were given to citizens through law already. Plus it would have to be voted to be taken down. I don’t think it will be back,” said Tom (excluded last name) a Salisbury voter and resident.

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