Hoorah! The SD ACLU is going to give you a ride to the polls. Yet, they have no intention to investigate those same polls.
We told the ACLU before the school bond vote that the election should be looked into, especially how district employees were using taxpayer resources to promote a YES vote.
We told them about having NO precincts in the Northern part of the SFSD.
We told them that the election could be held with the general election (which would save taxpayers money) and use all available precincts.
We told them that the E-Poll books don’t work and super precincts are a way to sway the vote.
After the election we discovered that IPC employees, mostly Finance Department counted the vote. NO independent volunteers, NO teachers and NO poll watchers.
If the ACLU wants to promote fair, equal and open elections, they would be investigating the school bond vote. But they haven’t.
My guess is because it is about the free public education of kids. Which I would agree. But this wasn’t about the education of children, this was about running an election above board. We don’t know if it was, because the key piece of evidence that the ACLU could pressure to get, the ballots, are being withheld from us for 60 days.
Ironically the $300 million in bond debt doesn’t educate one single child, it doesn’t even raise teacher pay. Almost 75% of it goes towards East Coast bond investors and the rest to contractors who build the buildings.
If the ACLU wants to promote equality during elections, I would agree. This is why they should use their resources to look into the school bond election.