Candidates aren’t the only things on the ballot. Here are some issues worth paying attention to.

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ICYMI: Read this on the Washington Post

We should take a moment from our white-knuckled obsession with presidential horse race polls and the suddenly close Senate contests that could flip control of the chamber next year to remind ourselves that candidates aren’t the only things on the ballot in 2020.

Almost entirely lost in the campaign coverage is that voters in 32 states will be making their will known on 120 initiatives, according to a tally by Ballotpedia.

These measures range across the spectrum.

We should take a moment from our white-knuckled obsession with presidential horse race polls and the suddenly close Senate contests that could flip control of the chamber next year to remind ourselves that candidates aren’t the only things on the ballot in 2020.

Almost entirely lost in the campaign coverage is that voters in 32 states will be making their will known on 120 initiatives, according to a tally by Ballotpedia.

These measures range across the spectrum.

Some, such as questions in Alaska and Massachusetts, seek to tamp down negative politics by putting in a “ranked choice” system in which voters list their candidate preferences in order rather than choosing one. It is an increasingly popular idea that advocates say would force people running for office to focus more on building coalitions and less on destroying each other.

Read the full article on the Washington Post