Nov 6 2014

Of the 35 voting precincts in Blount County, nearly 30% had a majority voting no on Amendment 1.

Amendment 1: Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion. The people retain the right through their elected state representative and state senators to enact, amend, or repeal statutes regarding abortion, including, but not limited to, circumstances of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest or when necessary to save the lif of the mother.

The majority of Blount County voters said Yes to Amendment 1. However, for several Blount County precincts No was the majority on amendment 1.

Beech Grove (480-No (53.5%), 417-Yes)
Board of Education (658-No (50.04%), 657-Yes)
Everett (307-No (52.7%), 276-Yes)
Martin Luther King (244-No (64.4%), 135-Yes)
Maryville College (314-No (53.1%), 277-Yes)
Maryville High (884-No (51.4%), 836-Yes)
Maryville Junior (755-No (53.6%), 653-Yes)
Maryville Municipal (409-No (52.5%), 370-Yes)
Rockford (426-No (51.1%), 408-Yes)
Walland (230-No (50.8%), 223-Yes)

At least there are some areas of Blount County thinking of the consequences of their vote. If we get lucky, as time passes this thoughtful population may grow.

This remarkable result was in

This remarkable result was in part the result of a lot of hard work by a dedicated No On One Community Action Team which had parties, house meetings, phone banks, and other tools of organizing.

Many thanks to the No On One

Many thanks to the No On One Community Action Team. We saw someone holding a No on 1 sign at the Alcoa voting location. We gave them a thumbs up. It's almost brave to do such a thing in Blount County.

"It's almost brave to do such

"It's almost brave to do such a thing in Blount County."

Not almost brave. Absolutely a very brave act, for sure. The individual is lucky they didn't get shot by some "pro life" person.

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