Divided electorate narrowly approves 'Right to Farm'

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | 12:47 a.m. CDT; updated 7:19 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, August 6, 2014

As the minutes ticked late into the night, both supporters and opponents of Amendment 1 anxiously watched the gap between "no" and "yes" votes tighten. A 7 percent lead for the measure to "forever guarantee" constitutional protections for farmers at 9 p.m. dwindled to less than a single percent by 11:20 p.m.