This just in on the tip line. This is part of the reason to be suspicious about any constitutional amendment, especially since merely the identification of the issue is often required for amendment language to be upheld. Press release below, actual body of the letter after the jump.
JONES FILES VOTER FRAUD REQUESTS WITH ATTORNEYS GENERAL
Says charter school amendment draped in deception, requests enjoinment
Pursuant to the Ga. Const. art. 5 Section 3, para. 4, I am requesting an investigation into voter fraud with respect to the language used on the Georgia Voter Ballot for Amendment One: Charter Schools. The language on the ballot is as follows:Provides for improving student achievement and parental involvement through public school options.“Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow state and local approval of public charter schools upon the request of local communities?”As was raised in a lawsuit filed in the Superior Court of Fulton County, the ballot language is misleading on several fronts:1. The Amendment states that it is necessary for “state and local approval of public charter school.” However, the Georgia Constitution and the current laws of Georgia already permit charter schools to be created at the local level with an appeal process to the state if denied at the local level.2. This Amendment allows for the creation of a state commission that is not accountable to local school boards, voters, nor elected officials. The creation of this state commission would drain the already limited state education funds from our public schools. This is not made clear on the ballot.3. The Preamble uses bold font, which is larger than the actual language passed by General Assembly. In addition the statements “improving student achievement” and “increased parental involvement” were not included in the enabling legislation.Thank you for looking into this matter. As you have stated “government officials are the caretakers of public trust, placed in positions of trust that affect the lives and finances of the public.” It seems that the language used by Governor Deal on the ballot for Amendment One is a violation of this public trust with respect to our tax dollars and the language is intentionally misleading to the voter.In the event there is a determination that the language is deceptive and misleading, we believe that justice requires that any future implementation be enjoined until this issue is addressed and corrected. I look forward to your investigation into this very serious matter.Sincerely,
Senator Emanuel Jones
State Senate District 10