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  • A number of red links to articles that do not exist on Ballotpedia, but do exist on Wikipedia.
  • Categories that do not exist on Ballotpedia, but do exist on Wikipedia.
  • A reference/footnote citation style that is frequently used on Wikipedia.

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If the text in question covers a topic that is relevant to Ballotpedia, we recommend that you re-write the text to put it into your own words, as well as removing inappropriate red links and categories that don't exist on Ballotpedia.

Copyright infractions place Ballotpedia at legal risk, as well as violating the rights of others, and we take this very seriously. Users who continue to add such material, or who do not rectify the problem when it is brought to their attention, are likely to be blocked from editing.

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