Over 400 people in favor of upholding Springfield’s expanded non-discrimination law gathered Tuesday in what turned out to be a narrow race, start to finish.
It was an emotional scene as the group learned they had come up short by less than 1,000 votes. 51.43 percent of voters said yes to repeal the ordinance. But spirits remained high for many shortly after the final votes were released.
Crystal Clinkenbeard, a spokesperson for the No Repeal campaign and One Springfield, said its efforts were about more than just one night of voting.