In 1994 (+/- 1 year) in the United States of America the was some special public vote. The vote itself was related to some agreement made by a smaller group of politicians.
I believe it began as something unofficial, then they tried to make it official, then they disqualified the original results, then I don't know if anything further happened.
In my limited understanding, this pertained to the either the number of immigrants per year and/or the proportions or limits in the mix of nations that were allowed.
A group of people were discussing this recently and my 5th grade teacher reminded me that she explained it to me back when it happened. She said that the Supreme Court struck down the validity of the vote and the Republicans wanted a "do over" but it never happened, but even if the vote had passed it's unclear that it could've struck down the deal made by the small group of elected representatives.
They said the small group that enacted whatever decision was made, which the special vote was a mostly-Republican attempt to counter, had previously been tried and failed. They said that the original attempt to do it had been blocked, by virtue of not having enough power by not involving any Republicans.
Does anyone have any specific names, dates, or info on these events?