The voting guide for a tax increase in Jefferson County almost played voters for a fool, until a 9News report uncovered the argument listed against the tax was actually written by the same person leading the fight to increase the tax.
Talk about rigging the vote.
The comments on Prop 1A in the official election notice suggests that if you oppose the tax hike, then vital services like public safety and transportation will be cut. And of course, voters won’t support that.
Such a trade off was never suggested, and is nothing but inflammatory language, as one tax opponent said, to sabotage the anti-tax effort against Prop 1A.
Kudos to 9News for this report. This is a must watch, because it’s not the first time such slimy language has made its way into what the public has always assumed were trust-worthy voting guides.