It's no longer news that the state defeated the proposed marriage amendment, but it could be considered news that the majority of Lakeville voters—considered some of the most conservative in the state—also voted against it.
After looking at all the precincts in Lakeville, the marriage amendment was defeated 51.01 percent (16,345 votes) to 48.58 percent (15,565 votes).
On the flip side, the voter ID amendment was heavily favored in Lakeville, despite being defeated by the state. Voters in Lakeville preferred the amendment 57.3 percent to 42.06 percent—a 15 point difference.
Check out our tables below for citywide results for Lakeville and a number of other Dakota County communities, as well as countywide results for both measures. The Voter ID amendment, if passed, would have required Minnesotans to present valid photo identification to vote. The marriage amendment would have defined marriage as between one man and one woman.
Statewide, the Voter ID ballot measure failed to pass the 50 percent level of support it needed (46.34 percent with all but three Minnesota precincts' results). The marriage amendment likewise failed, with only 47.58 percent of voters casting a 'yes' ballot.
NOTE: These are unofficial figures until local canvassing boards verify them. These are the figures available on Nov. 7, 2012, but they may change as election workers revise their estimates of total ballots cast, or their counts of ballots with Yes, No, or no mark for the amendment.