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Spending by political action committees increased more than eight-fold from 2008 to 2020.
Rules regarding registration and how to cast a ballot differ across states.
Five cases this summer re-examined immigration policy, environmental regulations, abortion rights, the separation of church and state, and gun safety.
Concealed and open carry gun laws differ between states.
As of August 2023, recreational cannabis has been legalized in 23 states and Washington, DC, while possession has been decriminalized to varying degrees in 31 states.