Isn’t democracy an amazing thing? Only 5.25% of voters in DeKalb County turned out to vote on the SPLOST and it passed with over 55% of the vote in Decatur and 70% in the county. So, 5.25% of the voting population has just bound 100% of the population to a tax extension.
BTW, here’s what someone sent in to the tip line on this:
Having the SPLOST vote any day of the year other than on a primary or general election day is cowardly, deceitful, dishonest and just plain wrong.
It’s clear and intentional voter suppresion, which is unacceptable for a county with such a high minority population that justifiably is angered when the Republican state house & senate try to pass bills that supress voter turnout, like their Voter ID bill.
If this vote was held on a primary or general election day, turnout would be tripled, quadrulped, or more. Educators are supposed to be role modelas, instead of sneaks who manipulate the system. I’m personally 50-50 of the merits of the SPLOST, but any adult can see that a mid-March vote is duplicitious.
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