Ballot Quiz, December 5 (2011)

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1. A federal court in _______ was forced to draw interim redistricting maps in order for the Texas 2012 elections to proceed without further delay after a DC-based court rejected Texas' maps on grounds they violated the Voting Rights Act.

Dallas
No
Houston
Incorrect.
San Antonio
Read more about this on Ballotpedia's Redistricting Roundup.
Austin
Sorry!

2. A sales tax increase citizen initiative was just certified for what 2012 statewide ballot?

South Dakota
Correct! The measure will be on the ballot as Initiated Measure 15
North Dakota
Incorrect.
Virginia
This is not an initiative and referendum state.
West Virginia
This is not an initiative and referendum state either.

3. From 2004 through 2010, over $1.8 billion was donated to the 84 ballot propositions on the California ballot.

True
Yes! Read here.
False
Incorrect.

4. Which Republican Pennsylvania State Senator has entered the race for Pennsylvania Attorney General?

Mike Stack
Mike Stack is a Democrat.
John Rafferty
John Rafferty is the first Republican candidate to enter the race for the position.
Dominic Pileggi
Dominic Pileggi is incorrect.
Stewart Greenleaf
Stewart Greenleaf is also incorrect!

5. Two states only allow for veto referendums by citizens and not any other type of initiative. Maryland is one. Which one is the other?

Ohio
Wrong! See Ohio's initiative process laws.
New Mexico
This is correct!
Washington
View Washington's initiative process laws.
Oklahoma
Oklahoma's initiative process laws here.

6. BONUS!

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin was elected to her position in the year , and took office the next year in January.

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