VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Fight for women's right to choose; he's 100% pro-choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
Pro-choice, according to PVS survey: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fight for equal pay for women and paid family leave: Strongly Favors topic 2
Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Favors topic 2
Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Sponsored "Combating International Islamophobia Act": Strongly Favors topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
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No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Close Medicaid coverage gap and expand it into all 50 states: Strongly Favors topic 5
ObamaCare made progress; now expand to all: Strongly Favors topic 5
Keep ObamaCare, according to PVS survey: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Social Security works but needs cap raised on taxable wages: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Recruit, train, and retain high quality teachers: Opposes topic 7
PVS:Federal education standards in all states: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Against proposal to cut EPA budget by $2.5B: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
History of working with ACLU to help reform justice system: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Criminal justice system discriminates against minorities: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Asked Biden Administration to abolish federal death penalty: Opposes topic 9
Sponsored stricter rules for police accountability: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Work with both parties to pass common sense gun control: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Support gun-control, according to PVS survey: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Sponsored bill for background checks for private transfers: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
An equitable tax system means wealthy pay fair share: Strongly Favors topic 11
Repeal the GOP tax cut given to big corporations: Strongly Favors topic 11
Trump tax cuts worsen income inequality: Strongly Favors topic 11
PVS:Increase taxes to balance budget: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Advocate for immigrants; supports pathway to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Oppose mass deportations & travel bans; support DACA & TPS: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes border wall, according to CC survey: Favors topic 12
PVS:Let illegal immigrants apply for citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Sponsored bill to disallow religion-based immigration ban: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Grow economy through fair trade agreements, not trade war: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored bill to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Veterans deserve aid; empty thank you's aren't helping them: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Citizen's United must be overturned; we need transparency: Strongly Favors topic 16
PVS:Regulate campaign donations from corporations: Favors topic 16
Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access: Favors topic 16
Sponsored bill to expand voter registration and voter access: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Strong advocate for our valued ally, the State of Israel: Opposes topic 17
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Renewable solar energy is proven source; continue investment: Strongly Favors topic 18
Invest in green technology to fight climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18
PVS:Fund renewable energy like wind and solar: Strongly Favors topic 18
PVS:Regulate greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Favors topic 18
Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy: Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
We can't accept government's response to fight opioid crisis: Opposes topic 19
Every day we don't act on opioid crisis, more people die: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Infrastructure 2.0 Act: set up bank to fund repairs: Strongly Favors topic 20
PVS:Federal spending for economic stimulus: Strongly Favors topic 20
Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package: Favors topic 20
$1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief: Favors topic 20

David Trone is a Hard-Core Liberal
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