Amendment T: Colorado is narrowly supporting keeping slavery in the constitution

Colorado’s constitution outlaws slavery except as punishment for committing a crime. Amendment T would have removed that exception so that slavery was absolutely outlawed.

And Colorado voters aren’t quite sure they’re ready to do that.

Late Tuesday, Amendment T was behind by 3,000 votes, losing 50.7 percent to 49.3 percent.

That was with roughly 61.4 percent of the vote counted, and 40 of 64 counties reporting completely.

Erica Meltzer

Author: Erica Meltzer

Erica Meltzer covers government and politics. She's worked for newspapers in Colorado, Arizona and Illinois and once won a First Amendment Award by showing up in the wrong place at the wrong time. She served in the Peace Corps in Paraguay and can swear fluently in Guarani. She gets emotional about public libraries. Contact Erica Meltzer at 303-502-2802, emeltzer@denverite.com or @meltzere.