Clay Chastain Calls City Hall Language For Kansas City Light Rail Ballot 'Fraudulent' And Cites Judge's Offer To Change It
TKC NOTE: There was an e-mail attached that said Judge Midkiff on it but I'm not publishing that because I'm not an idiot . . . All the time. Here's what Clay has to say . . .
Chastain...Judge gives City opportunity to place fair light rail ballot language before voters.
Enclosed is an email communication from Judge Midkiff to the attorneys for both sides. In it she suggests she is open to amending her order which approved the City's phantom light rail ballot language currently slated to be placed before voters in November.
The City's fraudulent ballot language only mentions the taxes the initiative seeks to raise but has nary a mention of the light rail transit system the initiative seeks to build.
Perhaps the judge feels her ruling reflected the legal letter of the law but not the spirit of the law when it comes to initiatives from the people. Missouri case law says, " Initiatives shall be liberally construed to effectuate their purpose."
Regardless, will the City reverse its bad behavior and act in good faith to respect the stated will of 4,000 Kansas City voters, or continue to act in bad faith and place before voters a phantom light rail initiative question deliberately designed to confuse voters and manipulate an election?