Monday, November 12, 2012
That was unusual among Patch cities in Minnesota.
Fridley voters marked "Yes" on the marriage-amendment ballot question more than for the voter ID amendment, although neither had majority support in the city. Still, that was an unusual combination among the Nov. 6, 2012 election results for Patch cities in Minnesota. Unofficial results as of Friday showed that the amendment to define marriage in the Minnesota Constitution as being between one man and one woman had 45.09 percent support in Fridley. Support for the Voter ID amendment in Fridley was 43.50 percent. Most cities that Patch serves had more support for the voter ID than the marriage amendment. And some, including seven around Lake Minnetonka, registered greater support for voter ID by between 11 and 16 percentage points.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
See how Fridley voters came down on those issues, and how that compares to other Patch cities.
MN Marriage Amendment Got Majority Support in Only One Patch City Voters in the mostly suburban cities Patch covers were more opposed to the proposed gay-marriage ban than Minnesota voters generally. In 14 Cities Patch Covers, Voters Favored MN Voter ID Amendment How did your city vote on the constitutional amendment to require photo ID to vote?
Friday, November 9, 2012
Voters in the mostly suburban cities Patch covers were more opposed to the proposed gay-marriage ban than Minnesota voters generally.
Here's how residents in a selection of Minnesota cities voted on the ballot measure that would have added a definition of marriage as only between one man and one woman to the state Constitution. Statewide, the ballot measure failed to exceed the 50 percent level of support it needed in the Nov. 6, 2012 general election. It got 47.53 percent, according to unofficial results from all but two of Minnesota's 4,102 precincts' results. Taken together, people in cities served by Patch—mostly in the Twin Cities suburbs—rejected the marriage amendment in greater proportion (61.21 percent) than Minnesotans taken as a whole (52.47 percent). Support for the amendment in places covered by Patch ranged from 14.51 percent in Southwest Minneapolis to 54.…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The vote means the state constitution will not define marriage as only between a man and a woman.
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Thursday, November 8, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
How did your city vote on the constitutional amendment to require photo ID to vote?
Here's how residents in a selection of Minnesota cities voted on the proposed Voter ID amendment to the state Constitution, which would have required photo ID at polling places. Statewide, the ballot measure failed to pass the 50 percent level of support it needed (46.34 percent with all but three Minnesota precincts' results). But if citizens in 14 of these Patch communities had their way, the state Constitution would have a new amendment. Support for the amendment in these cities covered by Patch ranged from 19.30 percent in Southwest Minneapolis to 61.23 percent in St. Michael.* "No" in the table below includes ballots on which voter left "Yes" and "No" blank. NOTE: These are unofficial figures until local canvassing boards verify them…
With most ballots in, Yes votes were mired well below the 50 percent needed to change the Minnesota Constitution.
Minnesota voters rejected a constitutional amendment Tuesday that would have required them to show photo ID before they cast their ballots. It was past 1:30 a.m. Wednesday when the Associated Press called the ballot question for the Vote No forces. At 1:45 a.m., with 87.47 percent of precincts reporting, the Minnesota Secretary of State estimated that yes votes were 45.74 percent of all ballots cast. Update (Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.). Unofficial results now show these results: The ballot measure needed more than 50 percent to pass. Growing Optimism Earlier in the long evening, with about 675,000 ballots counted, Our Vote Our Future spokesman Eric Fought said, "We're optimistic" about the Vote No chances. He added, "It could tighten up a little…
Sunday, November 4, 2012
"The Marriage Amendment runs counter to what ... what Cummins values," statement says.
Minnesotans United for All Families released a statement Sunday from Fridley-based Cummins Power Generation opposing the marriage amendment to the Minnesota Constitution that voters will decide Tuesday. See also: Here is the text of the Cummins statement (or see PDF): Minnesota Marriage Amendment October 18, 2012 At Cummins, diversity is a core company value. Diversity means our individual differences never have to be checked at the door. The leadership at Cummins has long argued that diversity creates a stronger and more competitive work environment, and ultimately helps us attract and retain top talent. We have a history of standing up for what is right, even in the face of adversity. Our leaders championed the Civil Rights …
For the first time a new poll shows both failing. Minnesotans United for All Families 'Vote No' ad has Anoka County official. Fridley-area churches take sides on marriage amendment.
A new statewide survey from Public Policy Polling shows both proposed amendments to the Minnesota Constitution falling short of the support needed to pass. The poll, released Saturday night, is the first with more than 50 percent of likely voters opposed to both the marriage and voter ID amendments. The marriage amendement has drawn public support and opposition from a variety of corners: Anoka County's new veterans-affairs director, state Sen. John Kreisel (R-Cottage Grove), is featured in a new ad from Minnesotans United for All Families, asking voters to reject the marriage amendment (see YouTube). A scan of major marriage-amendment advocacy groups' lists of religious supporters (see PDFs) finds more Fridley-area clergy backing the …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
See a supporter and opponent go head to head on whether the Minnesota Constitution should require voters to show photo identification at the polling place.
Watch archived video of the two sides of the Minnesota voter ID ballot question clash for 90 minutes in an Oct. 4, 2012 debate sponsored by Debate Minnesota, brought to you by The UpTake. Debating for proponents of the proposed amendment: Dan McGrath, executive director at Minnesota Majority. Representing opponents: Doran Schrantz, executive director of ISAIAH, on behalf of Our Vote Our Future. The moderater was St. Paul Pioneer Press reporter Bill Salisbury. The debate was held at Founders Hall, Metropolitan State University, 700 E. Seventh St., St. Paul. The ballot question is: "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to require all voters to present valid photo identification to vote and to require the state to provide free …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Same-sex marriage advocates raised more cash than pro-amendment group.
Minnesotans United for All Families has more than one and a half times as much cash on hand as Minnesota for Marriage in the battle over a proposed state constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage, according to documents filed Wednesday with the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. The campaign filings show Minnesota for Marriage, the main group pushing for passage of the amendment has about $483,000 in its coffers to spend on ads, wages and other expenses between now and Nov. 6. Minnesotans United has about $751,000. Since January, Minnesotans United has raised more than $6 million, while Minnesota for Marriage has raised more than $2 million. Despite the monetary disadvantage, Minnesota for Marriage was …