There are folks on the anti-gay conservative side touting “61 percent of North Carolinians” voted for Amendment One.
But that’s an inaccurate statement. Check this out:
Voter turnout was only 34% of registered voters (6,296,759 total voters participated). Sixty-six percent of registered voters did not participate.
The number of “yes” votes for the amendment only comes to 20.7% of all registered voters. This did account for 61% of those voting, but not 61% of all North Carolinians.
Repeat – only 20% of all registered voters in North Carolina were able to act as a “majority” yesterday in North Carolina.
The next time you think about voting, consider that fact.