Two proposed Minnesota constitutional amendments aimed at boosting the Republican turnout backfired horribly on Tuesday night. Not only did they both lose, but they may have inspired a large Democratic turnout that swept Republicans out of power in both chambers of the legislature.
The amendment that would restrict marriage to “one man, one woman” failed to get the needed 50% approval of all people voting. Combined with the DFL takeover of the legislature, that could clear the way for legalizing same sex marriage in Minnesota.
The other amendment that would require a photo ID to vote and restrict voting rights was also defeated.