Let me tell you about Oregon mail in voting because I fucking love voting in this state.
They send you an entire book with information on all the candidates and bills right there. The way proposed bills and amendments are formatted is they have a neutral, plain language summary, the actual text of the bill, and then arguments for or against submitted by various groups. It’s a solid summary of the issue being voted on and its various sides delivered right to your doorstep. Sometimes the sheriffs claim something that’s the literal opposite of what the bill says and you can see the blatant lies because the text of the bill is literally on the previous page. It’s great, everywhere should do this.
The arguments section is usually like 2-3 pages, 4-6 if its a controversial issue. The arguments section for this amendment was TWELVE pages long with not a single argument against. 12 whole pages of unanimous bipartisan support. Bills dealing with gun control and drugs haven’t been this long!
We did it. We found the bipartisan agreement everyone’s been looking for and its that senators should have to show up to their fucking jobs. Truly everybody disliked this.
So as the GOP throw their little tantrums, please know that their own voter base was absolutely dragging their asses over this and laugh at their baby tears.