Richfield Patch covered a lot of different stories, topics and events throughout 2012, but there were a few that stood out as the most interesting, important or possibly infamous to our readers. The following is the No. 5 story of the year.
Election Day 2012 was no doubt a very important day for every Minnesotan. Not only was every Minnesota state legislator up for re-election, but voters were faced with two major constitutional amendments.
The marriage amendment would've defined marriage as between one man and one woman, while the photo voter ID measure would've required all to present a valid state ID in order to cast a ballot.
While both measures were ultimately defeated, in months, weeks, days and even hours leading up to polls closing on Election Day, readers sought information and shared their views with one another. And, the discussions still continue more than six weeks after.
Thousands of comments and tens of thousands of page views later, the proposed constitutional amendments proved to be a major focal point for many readers this year, making them on of the most followed stories of 2012.
See the following links for all articles on the amendments:
- MN Marriage Amendment Fails: 'Vote No' Wins
- MN Marriage Amendemnt Got Majority Support in Only One Patch City
- A Guide to the Minnesota Marriage Amendment
- A Guide to the Minnesota Voter ID Amendment
- MN Voter ID Amendment Fails: 'Vote No' Wins