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Georgia Elections: What now for failed School Takeover plan

Constitutional amendments usually pass without much of a fight in Georgia, but the well-funded campaign to put the state in the business of fixing failing schools was confronted by a rebellion with even more money.

More than $7 million, an unheard of sum for a constitutional amendment, armed the battle over Gov. Nathan Deal’s Opportunity School District. Unlike the other three ballot amendments Tuesday, two of which passed with more than 80 percent of the vote, Amendment 1 failed with just 40 percent of the vote.