Voters showed conservative bent
Massachusetts has long been cast as a bastion of liberalism. Yet when state residents cast their votes on eight ballot questions, choosing sides on everything from tax cuts to prisoners' rights to universal health care, a distinctly conservative profile emerged.
* Dog-racing measure is defeated
* Voters reject overhaul of health care system
* Results of all eight ballot questions

Gore 60%
Bush 33%
Nader 6%
Mass. presidential results

US Senate
Kennedy 73%
Robinson 13%
Robinson 12%
US Senate results

Question 4:
Tax rollback
Yes 59%
No 41%
All statewide questions
US House
Local ballot questions
State Senate
State House
Gov. Council, county races
Kennedy wins big for seventh term
Rolling up one of the biggest margins of victory in his 38-year career, US Senator Edward M. Kennedy easily won reelection yesterday to a seventh term after the most lackluster Senate campaign in Massachusetts history.
* Moakley, Frank roll to easy reelections
* Hedlund, GOP keep key seats

Mass. Voters Guide

Lengthy ballot tests will of voters
Yesterday's vote in Massachusetts was ''MCAS for adults,'' said Secretary of State William Galvin, with the myriad ballot questions, tiny typeface, and enormous turnout a potential recipe for failure -- or breakdown -- at the polling stations.
* Choices made, deliberately

In the Boston Globe
Recent Massachusetts election news and opinion
* Cellucci talks to Bush, declines comment on D.C. post, By Frank Phillips, Globe Staff, 12/8/2000
* Predictions differ on Cellucci plans, By Frank Phillips, Globe Staff, 12/7/2000
* Mass. joins states urging Supreme Court not to intervene in recount, By Carolyn Ryan, Globe Staff, 11/29/2000
* George W.'s conundrum, By Brian McGrory, Globe Columnist, 11/28/2000 -OPINION
* State has promises to keep on Question 4, By Stephen E. Collins and Leo Sarkissian, 11/26/2000 -OPINION
* For many, relief in nonpolitical football, By Raphael Lewis, Globe Staff, 11/24/2000
* Vote debated on State House steps, By Rick Klein, Globe Staff, 11/19/2000
* Ballot questions recount produces same results, By Steven Wilmsen, Globe Staff, 11/18/2000
* Galvin cites concern, orders Boston recount, By Steven Wilmsen, Globe Staff, 11/10/2000
* Florida becomes the talk of Boston, By Farah Stockman, Globe Staff, 11/10/2000
* Some students wonder: What if?, By Patrick Healy, Globe Staff, 11/9/2000
* Galvin: Get US involved in count, By Tina Cassidy, Globe Staff, 11/9/2000
* Teachers air anti-MCAS ad, By Scott S. Greenberger, Globe Staff, 11/9/2000
* Local ballot questions draw big turnouts, By Amber Bollman, Globe Correspondent, 11/9/2000
* Initiative tallies show conservative bent, By Raphael Lewis, Globe Staff, 11/9/2000
* Living history: Deadlock election provides rare lesson for students, By Anand Vaishnav, Globe Staff, 11/9/2000
* Bay State Democrats head north to help push for Gore, By Marcella Bombardieri, Globe Staff, 11/9/2000

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