Five other states -- California, Michigan, Nebraska, Washington and Colorado -- have also approved anti-affirmative action measures.
Californians approved a recall in 2003 to oust then Gov. Gray Davis. Now Illinois voters, weathered by scandals of the Rod Blagojavich administration, have assumed the authority to boot their governor, too. A constitutional amendment passed Tuesday with 66 percent of the vote establishes the right to recall a governor.
Denver voters rejected Initiative 300 that would have established an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission to collect and share evidence of extraterrestrials visiting Earth and assess the risks and benefits of making contact with those aliens. Only 17 percent of voters endorsed creation of a commission.