Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was advised as early as 2014 to revert the water supply for Flint back to Detroit's water system. Instead, Flint River water, contaminated with lead and high levels of chlorine, flowed uninhibited through Jan. 2016.
A peer reviewed study found that of the 18,000 US policies enacted between 1981 and 2002, the rich and corporations have substantial impacts on US government policy, while the average citizens have little influence.
In strict ID states, Democratic voter turnout drops an estimated 8.8% while Republican drops just 3.6%. For strong liberals, the drop is 7.9%. Strong conservatives actually vote at a higher rate – 4.8% above average.