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Discussion in 'Florida' started by FloridaGary, Oct 23, 2016.
Amendment 1 backers busted for trying to mislead voters, then scrubbing social media of any evidence
Hate that amendment. We live in the Sunshine State and yet there are roadblocks to help spread solar...
Got more YES votes then NOs but didn't pass. I don't even understand how something like this gets on the ballot. So sad.
Yes, fortunately it required a 60% vote that it didn't get.
Powerful special interests in the form of electric utilities coupled with dubious decision made by the Florida Supreme Court got it on the ballot.
Back on March 31, 2016 a divided Florida Supreme Court approved the ballot’s wording in a 4-3 vote . You can read the justices’ majority and dissenting opinions here.
Then shortly before the vote the Florida Supreme Court denied the motions put forward by Floridians for Solar Choice and the Florida Solar Energy Industries Association (FSEIA) to declare the ballot summary for Amendment 1 as materially misleading.
Fortunately, most of the local news media got wind of the deception and published editorials opposing this deliberately misleading attempt to slow down home owners and small business from installing solar.