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Thu Oct 18, 2012, 11:33 PM

Interesting trend in Twin Cities: many pro-voting amendment billboards but few signs in favor of it

I live in a neighboring state but attend graduate school during the week in the Twin Cities. Lately, I've been noting the proliferance of pro-voting amendment billboards everywhere in the city, especially in areas by highway off-ramps. But everywhere I go in the city (and my mother was visiting recently, so I was driving her to and through a lot of different places in the area) I see large numbers of anti-amendment signs and very few pro-amendment ones. Has anyone else noticed the same thing? Does that mean that there's actually less support for the amendment than it backers would like people to think and they're plastering the billboards everywhere out of desperation, or is it just a matter of which neighborhoods you're in?

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Reply Interesting trend in Twin Cities: many pro-voting amendment billboards but few signs in favor of it (Original post)
liberalhistorian Oct 2012 OP
enki23 Oct 2012 #1
lunasun Oct 2012 #6
fulllib Oct 2012 #2
liberalhistorian Oct 2012 #3
fulllib Oct 2012 #5
riverwalker Oct 2012 #4
glinda Oct 2012 #7
liberalhistorian Oct 2012 #8
glinda Oct 2012 #10
geardaddy Oct 2012 #9
mascarax Oct 2012 #11
bjb Oct 2012 #12
geardaddy Oct 2012 #13

Response to liberalhistorian (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 11:39 PM

1. They're stealing the yard signs here in Duluth. Two nights in a row, here. Two sets of signs.

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Response to enki23 (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 12:07 AM

6. wow sad

saw plenty out that way 4 months ago
that is sad

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Response to liberalhistorian (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 11:41 PM

2. The cities aren't the problem

Vote No signs proliferate neighborhoods throughout (from what I'm told), and my own experience in the south neighborhoods.

The problem is rural, where Vote Yes signs are the norm.

The Vote Yes folks spent money on billboards in the cities hoping to pick up any votes they can. From what I hear from people that have driven out of the cities, its creepy the number of Vote Yes signs.

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Response to fulllib (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 11:45 PM

3. How do you think that will play out on election day?

Is there enough urban support against it to override the rural and suburban votes for it, or will the amendment win?

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Response to liberalhistorian (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 12:06 AM

5. It looks like it.

Minnesota Constitutional amendments have to have 50% to be approved. Vote No on the marriage amendment has consistently lost, but just today a poll was released that showed it losing 47% to 46%, significant because the votes in favor dipped below 50%.

Vote No on Voter ID is behind- last month those voting yes were 63%, two days ago voting yes was 53%. There has been quite a bit of education about this one that is finally sinking in, I think. The amendment sounds reasonable, simply requiring people to prove who they are. But as people realize the constraints it puts on people, and the cost to the state to issue voter ID's, they change their minds.

And some say with same-day registration here, many are not included in the polls (18-29 year olds, etc.), so there's more hope.

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Response to liberalhistorian (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 11:54 PM

4. drove through rural north metro

Anoka, Cambridge, Isanti and pleasantly surprised at the Vote NO on amendment signs on private property.

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Response to liberalhistorian (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 01:39 AM

7. Saw a yard sign "Catholic voting no" right across from a major Church, inner Minneapolis. hehe.

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Response to glinda (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 11:00 AM

8. LOL, that's good to see!

Now it would have been even better to have seen such a sign against the marriage amendment in that yard also!

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Response to liberalhistorian (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:33 PM

10. I took it as that is what it was about. They were broadcasting loud and clear to across the street.

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Response to liberalhistorian (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 11:06 AM

9. There's one of the vote yes signs in Uptown Minneapolis

Which is a very weird place for it, since there are vote no signs everywhere in this neighborhood.

This morning as I passed by on the bus, I noticed it had been vandalized by pink paint blotches.

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Response to liberalhistorian (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 08:11 PM

11. Seeing more Vote Yes in the suburbs, sadly

A few weeks ago I saw a picture of Ernie Leidiger, Bradlee Dean's friend, at a church handing out Vote Yes (Marriage = Man & Woman) yard signs. Actually, maybe it's in another thread here... anyway, in the last 2 weeks, driving in a few suburbs, I've seen more Vote Yes signs pop up. I think it's the churches giving them out or influencing. I see more churches with them too. (Although I've seen a couple with Vote No, which was refreshing.) Hate it.

The Vote No/Yes Photo ID signs are less. But I've seen more of the Vote Yes (ID) pop up lately too (not Mpls though).

Just hate MNGOP for doing this.

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Response to mascarax (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 08:50 PM

12. NE Minneapolis is full of Vote No signs

when I see an occasional Vote Yes sign I assume they are Catholic.

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Response to liberalhistorian (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 02:38 PM

13. They took down the one at Hennepin and Franklin.

It had been vandalized.

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