The West voted left, right and center

November 21, 1988

Analysis of 1988 Election results from 13 Western states.


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South Dakota: Two mining initiatives fail
The mining industry trumped a citizens' action group on initiatives that would have forced tougher reclamation and water protection standards and raised state taxes on gold mined by heap leaching or in open pits.
Idaho: The political winds have shifted
Statewide, conservation and outdoor issues played a key role only in the race won by Rep. Richard Stallings.


Wild horse killings are stirring Nevada
Close to 500 wild horses have been shot and left to decay in the Nevada desert over the last two years.
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