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Partisan Battles Shift to the States

Voters Now Focusing on Local Races


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April 2023
Partisan Battles Shift to the States

Republican-controlled state governments are passing controversial bills over the objections of Democrats that restrict abortion, increase access to firearms, curtail LGBTQ+ rights, and ban school books that study the history of racial and gender discrimination in the United States.





I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth,
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