Note to Republicans who will now be scrambling to identify issues (1) consistent with the conservative values the party’s platform professes (2) that also appeal electorally to minorities and Democrats…
In addition to passage of the Marriage Protection Amendment in deep blue California, election results from Hamtramck, Michigan:
HAMTRAMCK “GAY RIGHTS” ORDINANCE
November 5, 2008
Hamtramck election results
By Charles Sercombe
Hamtramck voters once again voted a straight Democratic ticket. Voters also rejected the controversial “Human Rights” ordinance by almost 600 votes.
The Hamtramck election results came in at 11 p.m. and as usual voters overwhelmingly supported the Democratic ticket.
And in the most controversial election, the cityâ€™s â€œHuman Rightsâ€ ordinance, which opponents dubbed the â€œGay Rightsâ€ ordinance, lost by nearly 600 votes.
The two state ballot proposals, allowing marijuana use for medical purposes and allowing the use of human embryonic stem cells for research, were passed. The tax extension for Wayne County Community College also passed.
Some 5,788 voters turned out in Hamtramck â€“ a record number in decades.
At the time of this posting, Presidential candidate Barack Osama was announced the likely winner.
Here are the results for some of the key races in Hamtramck:
Obama/Biden (DEM): 4,945
McCain/Palin (REP): 708