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  •  Best moment of 2012 (3+ / 0-)
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    It was actually a poll the came out a few days before the election on Minnesota's constitutional amendments. The gay marriage ban was losing by a bit, which wasn't a huge surprise since it had been tied or leading by just a bit all the way along, but requiring photo ID for voting was losing too. It had started out with something like 70%, and the yes side had led by about 15% for a couple months, so the poll showing a shocking drop in support. It turned out to be right too, because the side of the angels won both in a small upset and a huge upset. We became the first state not just to beat a gay marriage ban, but the first to beat photo ID at the polls. Obviously reelecting Obama and expanding the Dem majority in the Senate against long odds was nice too, but the polls told us that would happen. We didn't know until the votes came in how the amendments would go. A week before the election, we thought we had a less than even chance on marriage equality and that we were sure to lose on photo ID.

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