Campaign heats up with less than two weeks before voters head to North Carolina polls

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April 30, 2012

RALEIGH, North Carolina: North Carolina Amendment One will appear on the May 8, 2012 ballot in the state of North Carolina as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment.

The measure has garnered national attention as both sides of drummed up spending in the weeks leading up until the vote. Here's a recap of some recent developments.

North Carolina
  • The group Vote FOR Marriage NC launched a series of ads supporting the amendment, including one specifically targeting an ad from the opposition.[1]
  • The state chapter of the NAACP launched a radio campaign against the amendment asking that North Carolina voters oppose the amendment in the name of keeping discrimination out of the state constitution. The state NAACP says that although is opposes the amendment, its campaigning should not be viewed as a stance on gay marriage.[2]
  • On Sunday, The New York Times published an editorial opposing the measure, writing, "North Carolinians need to consider whether they really want to inflict this gratuitous bigotry on their fellow citizens and their children."[3]
  • An April 20-22, 2012 poll by Public Policy Polling revealed that 54% would vote for the amendment, while 40% would vote against it, and 6% are undecided. A total of 1,139 likely primary voters were polled. The margin of error was +/-2.9%.[4]

Polls will be open from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM EST on May 8.

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