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ELECTION: Pamphlet typo is misleading

Letter by Thomas A. Henderson II, Lacey on Oct. 26, 2011 at 5:09 pm with 3 Comments »
October 27, 2011 10:14 am

Evidently, the story about Pierce County misprinting the amount of the proposed tax to pay for South Sound 911 was important enough to put on the front page of the printed paper. This should be on every billboard in Pierce County.

Doug Vanscoy says, “It’s not materially misleading to the voters.” Yes, it is. Even if the language specifies that the proposed tax is “one-tenth of one percent,” anyone with the slightest amount of sophistication knows that the misprint of 0.01 will confuse and/or mislead plenty of voters.

Thanks for the “‘voter advisory.'” Go figure. If you can’t win an argument based on the merits, make a “mistake.”

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  1. PumainTacoma says:

    Agree Tom. But that is what you get from 9am-3pm county prosecutor.

  2. Really911 says:

    This is just another tactic from the County..Regardless what Vanscoy says, there is a law that pertains to truth in the voters pamphlets. The law applies to Pierce County too…Well we hope it applies to everyone….we shall see.

  3. Apparently, there are lots of people who believe that voters never took second grade math. (tenth grade these days, adjusted for inflation) The voters pamphlet typo (not buying it) is a lawsuit in the making.

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