It had no organized opposition during the campaign season, but Amendment T found opponents on election day. In Article II, Section 26 of Colorado's constitution, slavery is banned with one exception, for the "punishment of a crime." The ballot measure proposed to eliminate that exception clause.
The final vote was close, and more than a week after the election, it was called -- voters rejected the measure.
There are a couple of theories why, including that the ballot language was confusing. Will Dickerson is with the Denver nonprofit Together Colorado. He helped lead the Yes on T campaign. Dickerson spoke with Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner.