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Frank Barry

Democrats Won Big. (On Ballot Measures.)

It was a great night for Democrats -- on the issues.
There are some things for them to be happy about.
There are some things for them to be happy about.

It was a great night for Democrats -- on the issues.

Sure, Democratic candidates got shellacked, clobbered, whipped, walloped -- pick your metaphor -- in yesterday's election. But voters also passed judgment on dozens of ballot measures, and the news there was much better. On issues that Democrats traditionally champion -- minimum wage, gun safety, abortion rights, voting rights, environmental protection, paid sick leave and criminal justice reform -- they came out on top.