Colorado ballot measure banning affirmative action fails

[JURIST] A ballot measure [Amendment 46 text and materials] to prohibit governmental agencies from discriminating or granting preferences on the basis of race and sex [JURIST news archive] has been narrowly rejected [No campaign website] by voters in Colorado, according to results available Friday. The unofficial tally [text] on Amendment 46 with 96% of polls reporting was:

Yes – 1,033,865 – 49.3% percent
No – 1,061,396 – 50.6% percent

AP has more.

A nearly identical measure passed [JURIST report] Tuesday in Nebraska. In 2006, Michigan voters approved a similar state constitutional amendment, which was upheld [JURIST report] in March by a federal district judge in a lawsuit alleging that such an affirmative action ban violated the US Constitution.

 

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