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But bundling issues did not impact Amendment 9, which called for banning offshore oil drilling and banning vaping and the use of electronic cigarettes in workplaces. The measure was touted as an environmental amendment to ensure clean air and clean water.

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Voters also agreed to pass Amendment 13, which will ban greyhound racing at state pari mutuels by 2021. Sonia Stratemann, a greyhound racing opponent, canada goose outlet london uk said the canada goose outlet toronto address vote will save „thousands canada goose outlet legit and thousands of greyhounds from being bred into a cruel industry. “

Amendment 13 faced fierce canada goose outlet toronto opposition from greyhound breeders and owners and the National Rifle Association’s Florida lobbyist, Marion Hammer, who urged members to defeat the measure, saying that a provision could open to the door to ban hunting and fishing.

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The amendment, which had more than 71 percent of the vote, requires Florida voters to approve any expansion of gambling in Florida. That is expected to make it harder to expand gambling.

John Sowinski, president of Voters In Charge, the political committee behind the proposal, said the amendment puts people not politicians and lobbyists in control of casino gambling.

„Florida voters have kicked open the doors of Tallahassee’s back rooms and demanded an end to gambling industry influence in the hallways of the capitol,“ Sowinski said in a prepared statement.