Voters reject amendments

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Minnesota voters have rejected two proposed amendments to the state constitution, one which would ban gay marriage, and the other which would require all voters to present photo identification at the polls, the Winona Daily News reports.
The amendments were put on the ballot by legislature, which had been controlled by the Republican Party. Ironically, the Republicans lost their majorities in the House of Representatives and the Senate on the same night that their proposals were turned down.
Voters came out to the polls in droves on Tuesday, as nearly 3 million Minnesotans cast their ballots. The state maintained its reputation as one of the nation's leaders in election participation, AP said.
The Star Tribune reports that this was highest election turnout in Minnesota history. As of Wednesday afternoon, 2,938,947 ballots had been counted.

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