Close vote in Mahtomedi bond referend...

Close vote in Mahtomedi bond referendum spurs recount

There are 17 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 7, 2010, titled Close vote in Mahtomedi bond referendum spurs recount. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The Mahtomedi school district will have a recount Wednesday on its $45 million bond referendum.

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FL Guy

Cave Creek, AZ

#1 May 7, 2010
They should ONLY have these ballot questions at a general election.
Commonsense Man

Saint Paul, MN

#2 May 7, 2010
Hopefully the recount will reject this insane amount of money. Who in their right mind would be voting for this while our public expenditures on all levels are out of control.
Magic

Minneapolis, MN

#3 May 7, 2010
North Saint Paul is a master at having elections at the BEST time. The current mayor was elected in a special election at JUST THE RIGHT TIME!!

Wink Wink NOD!!

The other game they play is with absentee ballots. All they need is a list of referendum supporters and throw away any other ballot, you know they are invalid because the signature don't match etc.

Very easy to swing an election!!


Neighbor

Stillwater, MN

#4 May 7, 2010
FL Guy wrote:
They should ONLY have these ballot questions at a general election.
You are absolutely right! I didn't even know this election was being held until I read about the results online.
Freedom

Carol Stream, IL

#5 May 7, 2010
FL Guy wrote:
They should ONLY have these ballot questions at a general election.
If they did that they wouldn't get it passed. They are subverting the democratic process.

At least they got to vote. The four Hennepin County Commissioners denied the people of Hennepin Country their right to vote on a stadium referendum.

They also knew it wouldn't pass.
Tax payer

Elko, NV

#6 May 8, 2010
Have to get more people that don't pay taxes in the low rent housing to pass it, looks like. Are the low rent apartments filled on the east end of town?
Just Saying

Minneapolis, MN

#7 May 10, 2010
Neighbor wrote:
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You are absolutely right! I didn't even know this election was being held until I read about the results online.
There were many people who never received a notice that there was going to be a vote on April 27th. And the "poll" they took before the vote consisted of I believe 200 people which included school board members, and then they went and told people that 2/3 of those polled supported the referendum...really?? I was one of the people polled, and when I stated there was no way I would support this, there were crickets in the background and then they didn't want to talk to me anymore.....click. The students were told that they would get out of school to vote, and that they (the school officials) hoped that they would vote yes, but that they could not tell the how to vote...students admitted that occurred. So you have school officials tellig students how they "hope" they will vote, people not being informed that there was a vote, and students who don't live in the school district voting...these are only 3 of the deceptive, fraudulent activities they were busted on...I wonder what else they did to swing this vote in their favor. The only way to rectify this is to have another vote, one where everyone is notified this time.
Magic

Delano, MN

#8 May 10, 2010
Just Saying wrote:
<quoted text> There were many people who never received a notice that there was going to be a vote on April 27th. And the "poll" they took before the vote consisted of I believe 200 people which included school board members, and then they went and told people that 2/3 of those polled supported the referendum...really?? I was one of the people polled, and when I stated there was no way I would support this, there were crickets in the background and then they didn't want to talk to me anymore.....click. The students were told that they would get out of school to vote, and that they (the school officials) hoped that they would vote yes, but that they could not tell the how to vote...students admitted that occurred. So you have school officials tellig students how they "hope" they will vote, people not being informed that there was a vote, and students who don't live in the school district voting...these are only 3 of the deceptive, fraudulent activities they were busted on...I wonder what else they did to swing this vote in their favor. The only way to rectify this is to have another vote, one where everyone is notified this time.
You hit a nail on the head when you noticed their alledged "poll". The North Saint Paul fiber optic network supporters did the same darn thing. They claimed a poll was done and the vast majority of people supported Polarnet, they even used that catch term "Polar" linking the North High grads to the fiber optic network.

In North Saint Paul however it did not work and the word got out and the referendum failed 2 to 1 against it.

North Saint Paul Government colluded with a private company Hiawatha Broadband to try to get the fiber optic passed. In Mahtomedi it's the schools trying to get something slipped through "Under The Radar".

You need to get active and demand a new election!
Magic

Delano, MN

#9 May 10, 2010
P.S. I'll bet these cities go to seminars where they educate government leaders on how to get elections passed. One of the techniques is to say there was a poll and lie about the results.

That works to get everyone to jump on the bandwagon AND if you tell the voters a poll was done and the majority support the referendum then the voters are less likely to doubt the election outcome.

It's all a simple misleading scheme to get things pass the voters. Government in action!!!
Lake Elmo Mom

Saint Paul, MN

#10 May 10, 2010
You need to pay better attention to the big world around you. There must have been at least 6 mailings sent to my home explaining the issues in great detail. The election was held in the spring to take advantage of the current lower construction and bond costs.
Lake Elmo Mom

Saint Paul, MN

#11 May 10, 2010
Tax payer wrote:
Have to get more people that don't pay taxes in the low rent housing to pass it, looks like. Are the low rent apartments filled on the east end of town?
I sorry, you live in Stacy and feel it necessary to comment on Mahtomedi demographics?
Just Saying

Minneapolis, MN

#12 May 11, 2010
Lake Elmo Mom wrote:
You need to pay better attention to the big world around you. There must have been at least 6 mailings sent to my home explaining the issues in great detail. The election was held in the spring to take advantage of the current lower construction and bond costs.
Maybe you should take your own advice....lower construction and bond prices mean nothing when you are asking people to pay for things we don't need. Mahtomedi School District needs to learn to live within its means just as most people have had to do with the economy the way it is. We haven't even paid off the last referendum they shoved down our throats and now they want more. And maybe 5 of those "6 mailings" you received should have been sent to 5 people who didn't even receive one!!
Just Saying

Minneapolis, MN

#13 May 11, 2010
Lake Elmo Mom wrote:
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I sorry, you live in Stacy and feel it necessary to comment on Mahtomedi demographics?
And you live in Lake Elmo so why are you commenting then??
Lake Elmo Mom

Buffalo, MN

#14 May 11, 2010
Just Saying wrote:
<quoted text> And you live in Lake Elmo so why are you commenting then??
The northwest part of Lake Elmo is part of the Mahtomedi school district. I have three children who are proud graduates of Mahtomedi High School.
Lake Elmo Mom

Buffalo, MN

#15 May 11, 2010
Just Saying wrote:
<quoted text> Maybe you should take your own advice....lower construction and bond prices mean nothing when you are asking people to pay for things we don't need. Mahtomedi School District needs to learn to live within its means just as most people have had to do with the economy the way it is. We haven't even paid off the last referendum they shoved down our throats and now they want more. And maybe 5 of those "6 mailings" you received should have been sent to 5 people who didn't even receive one!!
Having adequate facilites for our students is a need. When an election is held and the majority votes yes it is not the school district shoving something down people's throats.
LeRoy

Saint Paul, MN

#16 May 11, 2010
Lake Elmo Mom wrote:
<quoted text>
I sorry, you live in Stacy and feel it necessary to comment on Mahtomedi demographics?
bite me
Just Saying

Minneapolis, MN

#17 May 17, 2010
Lake Elmo Mom wrote:
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Having adequate facilites for our students is a need. When an election is held and the majority votes yes it is not the school district shoving something down people's throats.
Problem is...not everyone got to vote...some people were not EVER notifed that there was a vote.....If you think the "majority" of people are in favor of this ridiculous waste of money, you're crazy....watch what would happen if there was a re-vote and EVERYONE was included this time. The way this vote was handled was illegal and fraudulent.

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