Letter to the editor: Writing ‘against’ 1A nonsense

Posted 10/23/19

Some of the AGAINST comments regarding Ballot Issue 1A, sent to all registered Jeffco voters, were written to purposely confuse and mislead voters. They were submitted by campaigners for its …

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Letter to the editor: Writing ‘against’ 1A nonsense

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Some of the AGAINST comments regarding Ballot Issue 1A, sent to all registered Jeffco voters, were written to purposely confuse and mislead voters. They were submitted by campaigners for its approval, which would allow Jeffco to keep, rather than return, overpayment of your taxes. “We know better than you how to spend it.”
In the past there have been such ruses. Campaigners for the FasTracks Yes! made out-of-context remarks about opposition statements exposing the misrepresentations in ballot language. A judge found that this was reprehensible and unethical, but probably legal.
Several years ago the Jeffco School District was forced by Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) constitutional regulations to publish a mockery of positive statements in the FOR statement, regarding a large bond issue. This may have caused the voter rejection.
Today’s crude misrepresentation by advocates of the TABOR by-pass, aimed at perceived voter ignorance, should be ignored. Very little common sense is needed for a “no” vote.
Tom Graham,
Arvada

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