Colorado recount possible on slavery in state Constitution

In this Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, photo, sister Lee McNeil talks about her efforts to eliminate an archaic and offensive reference to slavery, as a punishment for a crime in the state constitution through an amendment on the general election ballot during an interview outside Shorter Community A.M.E. Church, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER (AP) — It seemed like a no-brainer: Colorado’s voters were asked to eliminate an archaic and offensive reference to slavery as a punishment for a crime in the state Constitution. But a week after the vote, the poorly-written amendment is on the cusp of failing, and a lack of clarity from lawmakers may be to blame.

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