Term limits almost always win if put to a vote by the electorate. The voters love term limits. It’s the politicians and special interests who are always trying to find a way to increase their terms or abolish them altogether. When anti-term limits initiatives win, oftentimes, it’s because of deceptive ballot language that tricks the voters into thinking they are implementing term limits when, in fact, the vote is to increase the politician’s stay in office. The best chance politicians have of not getting term limits imposed on them is to keep term limits off the ballot. That is why they resort to all kinds of chicanery by crowding out citizen initiatives, throwing out as much as 40% of the petitions collected, sneaking competing measures on the ballot without the proper public notice or during a holiday or weekend last minute meeting.
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