From Bungled Election Results To Over 800 Missing Votes, Missteps Cloud Midland ISD Bond Vote

“Mistakes are going to be made, you know I can only say ‘I’m sorry so many times. I wish it hadn’t happened. Believe me, I wish it hadn’t happened.”

By Mitch BordenDecember 19, 2019 10:48 am, , ,

From Marfa Public Radio:

It’s like nothing local officials have ever experienced. Election Day was more than six weeks ago, but Midlanders still aren’t sure if a $569 million school bond won voter approval.

Through a series of election missteps, the results have flipped back and forth — pass, then fail, then pass again. The confusion’s stoked doubt in the county’s ability to run elections, especially with 2020 right around the corner.

From the start, the bond initiative was controversial. If passed, it would build two new high schools for the overcrowded Midland Independent School District.

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