Strike Two for Ward Connerly

Ward Connerly, the African-American businessman who led the successful efforts to abolish race-sensitive admissions at state-operated universities in California, Washington State, and Michigan, had planned a “Super Tuesday” on affirmative action with ballot initiatives in five additional states this November. The five target states were Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.

Last month, supporters of the anti-affirmative action initiative in Oklahoma abandoned the effort after failing to collect enough signatures to get the referendum on the ballot. This month, the effort in Missouri failed to submit the required number of signatures to get the measure on the ballot in that state.