Every possible advantage was exploited. The NO campaign was outspent 10-1. The timing of the August election was chosen to guarantee the smallest possible turnout. The selection of the citizens to write the Voter’s Pamphlet NO statement was engineered to assure no one with actual negative views of the measure was allowed anywhere near the process. No opportunity to confuse voters with misinformation was missed all the while claiming that the small group of citizens on the “NO” committee were the real culprits.
Still they lost. Now they spend more time making excuses than putting together a plan that might pass. It is easy to make light of what politicians say and causes they champion, but seriously there must be other aspects of the just completed election here in MLT that are more newsworthy than competing personal theories of why the vote came down the way it did.
Its not nearly as entertaining, but explore how the YES campaign outspent the NO campaign 10-1. Folks might wonder what interest the two largest contributors to the YES campaign, both from out of town, might have in our little town. They gave 7 out of those 10 dollars, while our Mayor and a prominent planning commission member gave the bulk of the rest. Their campaign was many things. It was not grassroots. Check out the Public Disclosure Commission’s website.