Thursday, January 03, 2013

January 3, 2013 Pigeon Forge Liquor-by-the-Drink Referendum

The Pigeon Forge LBTD referendum is in court.

Greg Johnson, an opinion columnist with the News-Sentinel who has written at length on the topic, thinks there should be a new referendum.

Click here for Johnson's article, and check out the reader's comments at the end of the article.

In depositions, the Election Administrator Renee Flynn and Election Commission Chair J.B. Matthews are watching their words. Their use of the word "illegal" in reference to votes cast by ineligible voters is being changed to the word "improper." 

In an election that was decided in favor of LBTD by a 100-vote margin, close to 300 votes have been alleged to have been cast by ineligible voters while other eligible voters were denied the right to vote.

Hopefully, all the facts will come out during the January 10-11 trial.

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