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Elva (Pinocchio) Diaz on Light Rail

June 25, 2018

On June 21 the Arizona Republic editorial writer again stuck her nose into the south Central Light Rail issue but, unfortunately, her nose is growing, just like Pinocchio’s did when he strayed from the truth. In her attempts at trying to save the plan that many south Phoenix residents are now opposing, Elva made the statement that the transportation plan had passed “overwhelmingly” by Phoenix voters. The truth is that Phoenix scheduled the election at a time when only special interests would show up, August of an odd year (2015). The turnout was predictably low and, therefore, even though the measure passed, only 11% of eligible Phoenix voters voted for the plan, hardly the “overwhelming” support that Elva indicated.

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