I’ve written a couple of times about the non-binding ballot initiative in a few Massachusetts districts that would instruct state legislators to establish a Voter ID law in the state. As I predicted, the initiative was easily approved.
And why wouldn’t it have passed? The wording of the initiative was completely innocuous, and the electorate was uninformed on the issue, its non-necessity, and its possible drawbacks because of the complete lack of publicity.
I don’t know if anything will come of this. The state legislature has a heavy majority of Democrats, which are generally opposed to such initiatives. But this vote certainly gives supporters ammunition to keep pushing forward.