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ACTION ALERT: Maine Poll Shows Literal Tie HELP TODAY!

Unite the Fight: ACTION ALERT: New Maine Poll Shows a Literal Tie for Marriage Equality - They Need YOU to Pull Them Ahead!:
"A new poll released this morning shows Maine's marriage equality bill in a literal tie with its opponents at 48%/48% with only 4% undecided.

This poll was an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) survey. Pollsters note that many times voters temper their responses on sensitive social issues when actual interviewers are used. Voters fear that they may appear intolerant if they say they don't favor equality, so they tell the interviewer they will vote to support civil rights. When it's automated, they're much more willing to be honest."


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Chris Geidner: In Iowa, judges are ousted.

Via Chris Geidner's Poliglot blog at Metro Weekly:


In Iowa, which declared Iowa's marriage ban unconstitutional under the state's constitution in 2009, the National Organization for Marriage got one of its first electoral victories this year. The judicial retention elections appear to have resulted in the replacement of all three justices up for a vote this year.

Here, as of 3:35 a.m. and with 1767 out of 1774 precincts reporting, are the Iowa Secretary of State's election results:

Supreme Court Justice David L. Baker
Yes 443437 45.75%
No 525865 54.25%

Supreme Court Justice Michael J. Streit
Yes 442459 45.6%
No 527921 54.4%

Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha Ternus
Yes 437118 44.99%
No 534486 55.01%

The court was unanimous in its 2009 ruling that Iowa's constitution required marriage equality."

Can we trust Rasmussen anymore?


Happy Hour Roundup will be coming late today. Fortunately, there is lots of news to report on! Unfortunately, there will be no time for me to collect it and send it. Expect it between 5pm and 6pm!