Florida Voters Move Closer To Controlling Gambling Expansion

Despite facing the formidable challenge of amassing a 60 percent majority to pass a referendum which would essentially eliminate the state legislature as the determining factor in gambling policy, Florida voters appear ready to do just that.

Voters in Charge, a group advocating passage of the gambling referendum known as Amendment 3, claimed last week that its polling shows 71 percent of likely Florida voters support the ballot measure.

If approved, the amendment would prevent any future gambling expansion in Florida unless there is support from 60 percent of the state’s voters in a referendum.

“The simplicity of the amendment is its strength,” Voters in Charge president John Sowinski told Florida Politics.

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