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Like Stanley, I’m encouraged by the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative victory in Michigan (read the pre-election NRO editorial here). It appears to have passed with about 58 or 59 percent of the vote. That’s huge, especially considering what it went up against: United Democrat and Republican opposition, united Big Labor and Big Business hostility, and a “vote no” campaign that was far better funded. Here’s how Evans-Novak handicapped the race earlier this week:

Michigan-Proposal 2: This initiative, which would ban race-based preferences from state programs, will fail by a large margin. If voter turnout in Detroit is seriously depressed, it could narrowly fail. Likely Fail.

Local coverage: Detroit News, Detroit Free Press.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.


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