Okla. Voters Nix Affirmative Action In State Hiring

Law360, New York (November 7, 2012, 5:42 PM EST) -- Oklahoma voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a new section of the state's constitution banning affirmative action hiring in employment, education and contracting for all state agencies as well as for counties, cities, towns and school districts.

With all precincts reporting and by a 59.2 percent margin, more than 1.2 million voters approved the measure, which adds the ban in the form of a new section of the state's constitution, according to the Oklahoma State Election board.

"Affirmative action programs give preferred treatment based on race, color...
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