American Voters Will Decide on More Than Just the Presidency
American voters are electing more than a new president and vice president on Tuesday.
Voters will also be filling all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives. In addition, they are deciding 34 U.S. Senate races, 12 state governorships and hundreds of local issues.
The issues include legalization of the drug marijuana, gun control, health care and even the minimum wage.
The website Ballotpedia.com reports there are a total of 154 statewide measures on ballots in 35 states, affecting over 200 million people.
The site reports that 82 million people live in states where voters could legalize marijuana. Reports say more than 21 million live in states where voters could increase the minimum wage -- the lowest wages permitted under the law.
Ballot measures to increase restrictions on gun ownership could affect more than 50 million people. Taxes on tobacco products could increase for more than 51 million people.
In California, voters will decide if the state government should ban plastic bags -- those used in many stores. They also are being asked whether the state should require men in pornographic films to wear condoms.
Voters in Maine will decide if they want their state to create a system of voting that requires one or more votes until the winner receives a majority of the ballots.
The website Curbed.com says voters in 25 states are being asked to approve spending a total of $200 billion on transportation infrastructure, such as road improvements.
Politico.com reports medical marijuana could soon be legal in a majority of the states. And the number of states that ban executions could reach 21 -- the highest in American history.
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1.vice president 副总统
His vice president also had to resign in disgrace.
2.gun control 枪支管理
They have very strict gun control in Sweden.
3.health care 卫生保健
He's already solicited their support on health care reform.
4.a total of 总计
The companies have a total of 1,776 employees.
1.In addition, they are deciding 34 U.S. Senate races, 12 state governorships and hundreds of local issues.
In addition 另外
You need money and time; in addition, you need diligence.
In addition to the tractor, we have acquired a new rice transplanter.
2.Voters in Maine will decide if they want their state to create a system of voting that requires one or more votes until the winner receives a majority of the ballots.
a majority of 大多数
MPs approved the Bill by a majority of 97.
Members of parliament approved the move by a majority of ninety-nine
他们还将选出美国众议院全部435个席位 。此外，选民还将选出美国参议院34个席位，12位州长以及数百项地方政府议题 。
该网站称，8200万美国人生活在大麻即将合法化的州 。据悉，2100万人生活在最低工资即将上调的州 。
加州选民将决定州政府是否该禁止多家商店使用塑料袋的问题 。他们还需就是否应要求成人电影男演员使用安全套一事进行表决 。
据Politico网站报道，大多数州很快将实现药用大麻合法化 。而废止死刑的州或将打破美国历史记录——21个 。