Apparently thinking that the third time’s the charm, the anti-choice loonies in Colorado tried once again to get a personhood amendment on the ballot for a referendum. This time they didn’t even turn in enough valid signatures to get it on the ballot, much less get it passed.
Although such amendments have little chance of banning any abortions without first changing the makeup of the Supreme Court, Personhood Colorado filed signatures for a new personhood amendment with the Colorado Secretary of State’s office earlier this month. The amendment fell 3,859 signatures short of the requirement and will not be on the November ballot.
The signatures submitted totaled 112,121, more than the 86,105 that were required, but the state has to validate the signatures and more than enough were declared invalid.
70% of Colorado voters said no to the same amendment in 2010 and 73% said no to it in 2008, but those plucky theocrats never seem to give up. Now they’re challenging the invalidation of the petitions so that they can get voted down by a huge margin yet again.