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They Showed Me


This is a big win:

As of 9:26 p.m., with more than 1,200 precincts reporting out of more than 3,200 precincts statewide, right-to-work opponents had won 62 percent of all votes cast. The law’s proponents had won 38 percent of the vote.

The “no” side — in favor of killing the new law — had 273,499 votes compared to the “yes” side’s 173,614 votes, early returns showed. Voters in both rural and urban areas were coming out against the law.’

At issue is a ballot initiative that will determine whether a law signed by then-Gov. Eric Greitens, a Republican, stays on the books.

As Erik said, it’s easy to get discouraged in the face of Janus, but you have to keep fighting. And this should be a lesson for Dems in marginal states that there’s real support for labor out there.

Alas, OH-12 is looking less positive, in part because of an asshole from the Consumerist Wankers For Republican Governance Party, but Erik is also right that the Missouri right-to-work vote was much more important.

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