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Maine Makes History- Marriage Equality Wins!

There are 28 comments on the lezgetreal.com story from Nov 6, 2012, titled Maine Makes History- Marriage Equality Wins! . In it, lezgetreal.com reports that:

By a large margin, marriage equality has won in Maine. This becomes the first state to ever vote for same-sex marriage at the ballot boxes and win.

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“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#28 Nov 7, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
9 states will now have marriage equality, with California to come at the end of the month (#10).
This will likely push Illinois to pass their marriage bill in the lame duck session as well (#11).
Delaware & Rhode Island will vote early in 2013 (#12 & #13).
Gee, I wonder if NOM and the anti-gays will be pushing for a vote of the people in those states now?
amazing, people are seeing through the NOM bs!

Since: Mar 09

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#29 Nov 7, 2012
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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Yes
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Washington State (51% of the vote counted) currently stands at 51.8% approve/48.2% reject
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and Minnesota had an anti-equality constitutional amendment which the voters defeated 51.3% to 47.6%
Look again:

http://www.ibatom.com/elexsea/31516709/detail...

Absentee ballots could still change it, but ...

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#30 Nov 7, 2012
Actually we have no way of knowing what ACTUAL percentage of votes have been counted.

Washington is an all mail-in ballot state, so while 81% of precincts have reported results, they can only report the ballots they have received.

There could be another 500,000 votes still in the mail; as long as they were postmarked by Nov 6th they have to be counted.

Washington sent out 3.85 million ballots. So far just under 2 million have been returned & counted. Assuming "turnout" is the same as in '08 (62%), then we can expect about 2.4 million people will vote.

So about 500,000 votes could easily still be "in the mail"......

We only have a 70,000 vote lead currently, but the breakdown by county means the end result will likely be the same 52%-48% as it is now.

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#31 Nov 7, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
....Gee, I wonder if NOM and the anti-gays will be pushing for a vote of the people in those states now?
Oh no!! Poor fat old Maggie the Hut won't be able to buy as many pies!! What will she do???

Actually, that's a good question. What WILL she do?(other than buy more pies, I mean) Any thoughts on what their next move will be?

Since: Mar 09

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#32 Nov 7, 2012
eJohn wrote:
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Oh no!! Poor fat old Maggie the Hut won't be able to buy as many pies!! What will she do???
Actually, that's a good question. What WILL she do?(other than buy more pies, I mean) Any thoughts on what their next move will be?
Waddle her way over to Chick-fil-A to drown (gorge) her sorrows, then oil her way around looking for her lost puppy.

http://massholemommy.com/wp-content/uploads/2...

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#33 Nov 7, 2012
618,000 votes are to be counted in Washington this afternoon. That would put the vote total right about 2.5 million ballots counted. More ballots will likely trickle in to the county offices over the next week, but this should be the last large chunk of votes to be counted.

We currently lead by about 70k votes. Assuming to pending ballots follow the same county percentages and the first 2 million votes, we should pad our lead by about 30k more votes.

I don't know if there is a official cutoff for counting ballots, but by state law they must certify the election on Nov 27th.

On a side note, imagine if the entire country used this system of voting; we'd never know who won the election for weeks, just like it was during the 1800's & 1900's.

Since: Mar 09

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#34 Nov 7, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
618,000 votes are to be counted in Washington this afternoon. That would put the vote total right about 2.5 million ballots counted. More ballots will likely trickle in to the county offices over the next week, but this should be the last large chunk of votes to be counted.
We currently lead by about 70k votes. Assuming to pending ballots follow the same county percentages and the first 2 million votes, we should pad our lead by about 30k more votes.
I don't know if there is a official cutoff for counting ballots, but by state law they must certify the election on Nov 27th.
On a side note, imagine if the entire country used this system of voting; we'd never know who won the election for weeks, just like it was during the 1800's & 1900's.
I've always wished that exit polling was restricted to 500ft from any polling place; that partial return announcements were banned; that absentee ballots had to be counted first; that the ONLY announcement of Certified results was at Noon EST one week after the election; that there was a TOTAL media blackout on any aspect of election matters commencing at 6pm EST of the day before election; that campaign advertizing in the media of any kind was banned; that 60 open-ended debates were REQUIRED of all candidates (one IN each State plus territories discussing ONLY issues applying to that particular State/Territory) broadcast manditorily by ALL media in the 75 days priory to election; that election day was a National Holiday; that each voter could donate $10 (ONLY during campaign season) to one candidate in each Office category, the same for each ballot issue, and that organizations/businesses could give NOTHING ... ever.

Lots of wishes.(sigh)
Allen

Louisville, KY

#35 Nov 7, 2012
Gay Pride! YES!!!!!!!

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