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Proposed affirmative-action ban fails to make it onto Arizona ballot

A proposal to halt the use of affirmative-action preferences by public higher educations institutions in Arizona did not garner enough signatures to make it onto the ballot in November, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported.

Secretary of State Jan Brewer said that all but 194,961 of the 335,000 signatures gathered were “invalid,” and thus the measure fell short of the 230,047 needed. The Arizona Civil Rights Initiative, the group behind the measure, vowed to press on with its struggle and attempt to restore some of the invalidated signatures, the Chronicle reported.