Colorado ballot measure banning affirmative action fails Jaclyn Belczyk at 1:52 PM ET
[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:
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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