Marijuana Got More Votes Than Obama In Colorado

Legalizing marijuana got more votes than Barack Obama in Colorado:

In Colorado, weed is more popular than President Barack Obama.

More people voted for Amendment 64 — which legalizes and regulates recreational use of marijuana — than voted for the president.

As of Thursday morning, with 100 percent of precincts reporting their results,1,291,771 votes in favor of Amendment 64 had been tallied. Obama received 1,238,490 votes, 53,281 fewer than the amendment.

Apparently, there’s at least some bipartisanship on this issue.

H/T: Instapundit

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  1. EddieInCA says:

    Marijuana makes me feel better than Obama… and I voted for him.

    Heck, if you put Jack Daniels on a ballot, he would get more votes than Obama.

    A ticket of Jack Daniels and Mary Jane would have a landslide victory over almost anyone.

    Jack/Jane – 2016

  2. Herb says:

    In order of preference:

    1) Weed
    2) John Elway
    3) Obama
    4) Peyton Manning
    5) Mitt Romney

  3. Markey says:

    What do you call a stoned Colorado Republican voter who accidentally voted for Obama instead of Romney?


  4. Tsar Nicholas says:

    Not at all surprising. Obama was down everywhere, among virtually every demographic. Shit, Obama actually lost even the age 18-29 white vote! No, seriously, Romney won a majority of that demographic. I’m not joking. Think about that. Back in ’08 Obama had won that demographic over McCain by a colossal margin.

    But the racial minority vote this year was in utter lock step and quite literally millions upon millions of Republicans and right-leaning non-partisans stayed home and didn’t bother voting.

    Axelrod is a genius. We can’t admire the tactics, but we do admire greatly the sheer cojones of it all.

    As far as legalized pot goes, it’s a no brainer. It’s a healthcare issue. It’s a liberty issue. It’s a law enforcement resources issue. There is not a single valid argument against it.

  5. Dave says:

    I wonder if part of this is due to Gary Johnson and his pro marijuana stance. How much of the vote did he get?
    I’d assume that many (not all) of those who voted for Johnson if they had to choose between Mitt and Obama would have probably voted for Obama.

    Either way still an interesting statistic

  6. Herb says:


    “I wonder if part of this is due to Gary Johnson and his pro marijuana stance. How much of the vote did he get?”

    A little over a million votes, a record for a Libertarian candidate, but still insignificant in the larger scheme of things. I would say the effect was nil.

    In 2012, it’s not just the libertarians who are in favor of marijuana legalization.

  7. Tillman says:

    That’s one interception Barry missed.