Voters across the country defeated laws earlier that week that would have targeted reproductive rights, collective bargaining, and same-day voter registration. And in key state legislative races, the message of LGBT equality prevailed while the author of one of the nation’s strictest immigration laws was recalled.
Maine Restores Same-Day Registration
In Maine, 60 percent of poll-goers voted to repeal a law passed this summer by the state legislature that eliminated its 38-year tradition of same-day registration. The decision is a resounding victory for the grassroots coalition of Protect Maine Votes, which faced an extremely well-funded opposition and had to debunk false claims of voter fraud throughout the campaign.