‘No’ votes leading in Colorado affirmative action ban | VailDaily.com

‘No’ votes leading in Colorado affirmative action ban

DENVER, Colorado ” The election on whether to ban state affirmative action in Colorado remains tight with 95 percent of the votes counted.

“No” votes were leading 51-49 percent on Thursday, two days after the election. That’s a difference of about 23,000 votes out of more than 2 million cast.

Amendment 46 would amend the Colorado constitution to say that the state may not use race, color, sex, ethnicity or national origin to discriminate against or grant preferential treatment to individuals or groups.

It doesn’t specifically mention affirmative action.

It’s one of 14 statewide ballot measures presented to Colorado voters this year, the longest lineup in the country.

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