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I understand that, roughly, 20 states have a Ballot Initiative process. To clarify:
A citizen may gather a set number of signatures, on a petition, to have an issue or item placed upon a ballot for popular vote. If the the yes votes outnumber the no votes then whatever that ballot item was has won and is approved and implemented.
I.E. - If you wanted Marijuana to be legal, Federally, a person could conceivably go get...for example...1 million petition signatures...or whatever number that would be. Then, during the next Federal election, that item would appear on the ballot to be voted on by the entire country. Results to be carried out the following calendar year.
Can anyone tell me...do we have anything like that at the Federal level? If so, maybe a link to literature or something? Thanks!