Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Minnesota voters young and old used Twitter to talk about their Minnesota Election decisions, particularly on the proposed Marriage Amendment.
We followed a few common topics around the Twin Cities, including both sides of the Minnesota Marriage Amendment vote, and found what people were talking about on social media this Election Day. A reminder, though, that Tweeting a photo of your ballot, filled out, is stongly discouraged by the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office. Take a look.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Despite support from the Minnesota GOP, Patch's panel thinks the amendment to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman will fall short.
Twin Cities Republicans aren't confident the so-called Marriage Amendment will make its way into the constitution after Tuesday's general election. In a flash poll issued Friday to Patch's panel of Republican politicians and activists, the majority believed the amendment, which requires a "yes" vote to be added to the constitution by voters, would fall short. About 57 percent of the 33 survey responders said the amendment would fall short. Our Republican panel also felt Barack Obama, running to remain president, had conducted a better campaign in Minnesota, a state he's favored to win in Tuesday night's election. "It's going to be exceedingly close, on the Presidential race and on both amendment questions," one pundit said. The …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
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 …