|06-08 # diff||18870||20532||39402|
|06-08 % diff||0.36%||-0.36%|
The supporters of the abortion ban got 18,870 more people to come out and vote in favor of making women second-class citizens. Unfortunately for their dreams of theocracy, they inspired 20,532 more people to come out and vote against the abortion ban. By the numbers, IM11 lost by a larger margin than the 2006 ban. By the percentages, IM11 improved on the 2006 ban by less than four tenths of a percentage point.
Vote Yes for Life had two years to plot and campaign, and they lost ground.
What does this mean?
- South Dakota won't be challenging Roe v. Wade any time soon.
- The 2009 Legislature won't touch abortion.
- Pastor Steve Hickey, who predicted a 53–47 win for IM11, will move his flock to Alaska to join the other End-Timers who want to meet their maker with Governor Palin.
- Church at the Gate won't be able to fund that move to Alaska with whatever stocks it bought in South Dakota oil.
p.s.: Coloradans yesterday rejected Amendment 48, which would have given fertilized eggs the same rights as human beings, by a 3-to-1 margin. Looks like God will be sucking the oil out from under the Rocky Mountains, too. Good thing we elected a President whose energy plan relies on something other than "Drill baby drill."