In Latest Turning Point, Judge Declares Midland ISD’s $569 Million Bond Failed

After the November election, the bond appeared to have passed. But hundreds of votes had not been counted.

By Mitch BordenJanuary 28, 2020 9:30 am, ,

From Marfa Public Radio:

Midland Independent School District’s $569 million bond initiative, which would have built two new high schools, has officially failed.

After nearly three months — filled with voter distrust, election results flipping multiple times, a hand recount, and an election challenge  — a judge has signed an order, filed late last week, declaring the bond failed.

The final results 11,826 against, 11,800 in favor.

The election saga entered its final chapter when, earlier this month, a room full of volunteers tallied over 800 votes — which had previously been uncounted.

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