( – promoted by Colorado Pols)
According to 9News, proponents of the constitutional amendment that would confer to zygotes the rights of adult humans (can anyone say “special rights?”) only turned in 4,000 extra signatures over the 76,047 valid signatures they require to qualify for the ballot.
That’s likely not enough padding. If the Doug Bruce initiatives are any guide, about 25% of the signatures turned in were not valid.
That failure rate is consistent with past ballot initiatives, where 20-30% of signatures turned in are not valid. Indeed, in 2008 the invalid rate for the “eggmendment” was 20.5%.
That would indicate that the initiative is at least 15,000 signatures short of the requirement.
Update: According to their press release, they actually only collected 3,770 extra signatures. In 2008, they collected over 50,000 extra signatures. This neither bodes well for the likelihood of their initiative making the ballot, nor does it say good things about their base of support.