At 11:30 p.m. Tuesday it looks like the Three Musketeers of the Boise City Council–TJ Thomson, Marryanne Jordan, and Ben Quintana–easily retained their seats.
It also looks like both the Fire Safety and Parks Open Space bonds failed once the precinct results began coming in. The votes “bought” with direct mail absentee ballot request forms paid off for the YES-YES campaign, but not well enough to overcome the sixty-six and 2/3 percent needed to become law. It was still a tight race late Tuesday.
While the proponents peaked early, there was a subtle shift in public opinion as election day drew near. The mainstream media interviewed several opponents and repeatedly noted the campaign slogan of $1 a month was not very accurate as they pointed out the $18 million in interest and a $50 million overall debt request.
The GUARDIAN will have more on the election Wednesday.
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