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'Living Voters Guide' Invites Washington Voters to Hash Out Ballot Initiatives
October 4, 2010
Voters across the country are faced with confusing and contentious ballot measures. In Washington state, researchers worked with a community group to build a platform to support civil, productive political discussions on the web.
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