Monday, October 27, 2014
This Morning I Voted NO On Three Convoluted Fort Worth Propositions While Voting For Quanah Parker & Sam Houston
Every time I do the early voting I managed to forget how to work the dial that enters the numbers of the code you are given for your ballot.
One would think I would remember how to operate this voting video game, but I don't.
The nice poll working lady told me a lot of old folks have trouble with the voting video game.
I don't remember what race he was running in, but I voted for someone I did not think I would ever vote for.
I also voted for Sam Houston, which is another Texan I never thought I would get to vote for.
And who could resist voting for someone with a cool name like Leticia Van de Putte?
The controversial Three Propositions related to the building of a new multipurpose arena in Fort Worth were odd, with the oddness being that the proposition contained verbiage I'd not seen in any of the propaganda that has been urging voters to vote for these propositions.
The actual wording on the ballot makes it sounds as if voting for these Three Propositions is an actual vote authoring the building of the arena.
I found a sample ballot, online, which for some odd reason had the words "Sample Ballot", graffitied across it.
I screencapped the ballot and cropped out the Proposition No. 2 part.
Proposition No. 2 in its entirety says...
"Authorizing the City of Fort Worth, Texas to provide for the planning, acquisition, establishment, development, construction and renovation of a multipurpose arena at the intersection of Harley Avenue and Gandy Street and other adjacent support facilities as a venue project, and to impose a livestock facility use tax on each stall or pen used or occupied by livestock during an event held on one or more consecutive days in which the venue project is used,not to exceed twenty dollars ($20.00) in the aggregate per stall or pen rental for any event, for the purpose of financing the venue project."
To me this sounds as if one votes NO one is voting to not authorize the City of Fort Worth to build this arena. Why has this not been made clear in any of the advertising about these Three Propositions?
Did the Forward Fort Worth Partnership PAC figure if they let voters know that voting no meant NO to the arena that the voters would have a greater tendency to vote NO? But that if the propaganda verbiage simplified it, that the voters would have a greater tendency to vote yes?
For Proposition #2 the Forward Fort Worth Partnership PAC's propaganda describes that proposition as simply "A user fee (tax) on livestock stalls and pens of $1 to $2 per day, not to exceed $20 per event."
How come on the actual ballot there is no mention of the $1 to $2 per day user fee? While the Forward Fort Worth Partnership PAC's propaganda makes voters think that is what they are voting for?
Very, very perplexing.
Does the concept of "voter fraud" extend to this type thing?