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Amendments would’ve passed

Published 9:26am Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The people cheering the defeat of the two constitutional amendments fail to mention that the people who failed to vote on the issue were counted as no votes. It is believed that of those who actually voted on the issue, the yes votes would have won by a large majority.

John Forman

Albert Lea

  1. Scott Bute

    It is also interesting to note that the yes vote won in 75 out of 87 of Minnesota’s counties. Just 12 counties, mostly around the Twin Cities brought on the defeat of The Marriage Protection Amendment. The Left spent 12 million dollars in their dishonest smear campaign to make sure that this amendment would fail and that same sex “marriage” would soon become legal in Minnesota. With Dayton as governor and Democrat control of both the House and Senate, how long do you think it will take them to make this a reality?

  2. Patti Kimble

    Get over it, already! Voters spoke on election day. When Repubs learn to work with Demos then life will be better for everyone. Constitutional amendments were never the correct course of action.

  3. Meagan Wicklace

    It was common knowledge that people who didn’t vote on the amendment would be counted as no votes. If the people who didn’t vote had got counted as yes votes, you wouldn’t be complaining.

    If they wanted their opinion heard/counted, they should have voted. That’s all it really comes down to.

  4. I’m not certain what sources you are using to conclude that, “It is believed that of those who actually voted on the issue, the yes votes would have won by a large majority.”
    However, from the sources I have found, you are incorrect in your statements. According to politico.com the no votes accounted for 51.2%, the yes votes accounted for 47.5%, and the estimated blanks accounted for 1.3%. SO, even if the blank ballots were counted as yes votes that would still be a loss for the Marriage Protection Amendment.
    The voter ID amendment was an even more decisive no.