Young, minority voters turned out to defeat amendments

Early reports from election judges, pollsters and others on the front lines suggest that young people and people of color turned out in strong numbers in 2012 – as much as they did in 2008, when they enthusiastically embraced the first campaign of Barack Obama, the Pioneer Press reports. Those groups helped defeat two controversial constitutional amendments on the Minnesota ballot.
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Early reports from election judges, pollsters and elections observers suggest that young people and people of color turned out in strong numbers in 2012 – as much as they did in 2008, when they enthusiastically embraced the first campaign of Barack Obama, the Pioneer Press reports. Those groups also likely helped defeat two controversial constitutional amendments on the Minnesota ballot.

Younger and minority voters – typically under-represented among voters – helped propel President Obama to an 8-point win in Minnesota.

How'd we vote? The Star Tribune has county-by-county maps that break down the presidential, U.S. Senate and amendment votes.

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