Colorado may have 18 ballot measures on the ballot this year, which would be a record for the state. As the Denver Post notes, normally the ...
Colorado may have 18 ballot measures on the ballot this year, which would be a record for the state. As the Denver Post notes, normally the more ballot measures you have, the less likely they are to pass:
Competing campaigns flush with cash mean one thing for voters: A glut of advertising, said Denver political analyst Floyd Ciruli.
"The public will be overwhelmed," Ciruli said.
So many proposals on one ballot could also work against all of them, said Ciruli and other analysts, who point out that an overwhelmed voter is more likely to vote "no" straight down the line.
I suspect the supporters of Referendum O are thrilled by this development, however. That's the measure to make it harder to put initiatives on the ballot. If voters are overwhelmed, limiting direct democracy might suddenly sound like a good idea.
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