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Bitzer on Amendment One Outcome

May 15, 2012

Category: Faculty, History & Politics


By Karissa Minn, salisburypost.com

BitzerA local political analyst says that while he wasn't surprised that Amendment One passed, figuring out who voted for it and why is more complicated than it seems.

Michael Bitzer, political science professor at Catawba College, said no exit polls from Tuesday's election show how voters made their choice. But the political and religious makeup of North Carolina and Rowan County could help explain it.

The constitutional amendment, which prevents the state from recognizing gay marriage and civil unions, passed 61 percent to 39 percent statewide and 74 percent to 26 percent in Rowan. Read more...


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