Referendums in various states can be useful measures of public attitudes on important issues.
Today in 1919 the infamous Palmer Raids began.
The labor movement, after throwing everything it had into the successful reelection effort of President Obama, is celebrating today.
President Obama won by more than eight percentage points in Michigan and Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow crushed her Republican opponent 58 percent to 38 percent.
Though many of the state margins were narrow President Obama ran the table winning every swing or battleground state with the possible exception of Florida.
Organized labor's final election push turned to get-out-the-vote and voter protection.