Penny Sales Tax Wins in Extremely Low Voter Turnout
We don’t blame the voters for not coming to the polls for a one-item ballot. We blame the politicians for putting them in this situation.
We knew to win this election the bar was high, given how The Establishment pulled all the levers in their favor. Despite the odds, we took a stand because it was the right thing to do.
For certain, there are Lake County Commissioners and School Board Members that will be held accountable when they face the voters again. They will have to answer the following questions during their next campaign:
- Why did you waste $440,000 on a Special Election when it could have been held for free on three different occasions the following year?
- Why did you intentionally vote to have an election in an off-year, knowing you were suppressing voter turnout?
- Why did you openly support (or turn your head the other way) in regards to the open shakedown of Lake County vendors for a 1% payment to a private Political Action Committee?
- Why did you approve an $800 million tax that does not focus on the real priorities of Lake County?
One thing the debate over the Penny Sales Tax renewal has accomplished — it exposed these politicians. When their campaign opponents bring up that Lake County has the highest property taxes among its neighboring counties, the 13.8% property tax increase, the highest impact fees in the state, and a school district that is ranked one of the worst in Central Florida — these politicians will have a lot of explaining to do. There will not be a suppression of the vote next year, because it is a Presidential Election year.
One comment that was spoken and written over and over (again) during this debate that should worry The Establishment was, “We support the Penny Sales Tax, but we need to clean out Tavares!”
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