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State initiatives on gun control and the minimum wage mean that a Trump presidency may not be as bad as some fear

Smucker, Sierra (2016) State initiatives on gun control and the minimum wage mean that a Trump presidency may not be as bad as some fear. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (10 Nov 2016). Website.

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Abstract

As half of the country ponders how they underestimated Trump’s advantage, it is important to remember the state level propositions that passed across the United States last night. Sierra Smucker writes that victories of state ballot initiatives highlight the fact that a Trump victory is not necessarily a sign that American citizens are moving toward a conservative platform. Victories for gun violence prevention policies and minimum wage increases even in states that voted for Trump suggest that Americans are looking for ways to change their immediate circumstance and increase public safety. Shaking up Washington is part of that but that does not mean citizens have rejected the policies that Clinton ran on.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2017 12:36
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2020 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69118

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