Seattle voters passed Initiative 122 by a comfortable margin. The hypocrites advocating for Seattle’s I-122 have claimed that their intention is to “level the playing field” for voters engaging in the political process. It appears voters have bought into that claim.
Of course, as Shift pointed out, that’s not what I-122 would really do. The intentions of the hypocrites who are pushing I-122 come down to one simple reality: to skew elections in favor of the Far Left. I-122 is not about leveling the playing field or honest elections. If it were about voter participation, it would not contain union exemptions and seek to open the door to non-citizen voting. It would not rely on a low voter turnout rate.
The real test of the scheme is not passing it in Seattle. Supporters of the so-called “democracy voucher” scheme view the passage in Seattle as a mere foot in the door. Rich outsiders funding I-122 are using the initiative as a test to see whether or not the strategy is viable on a larger scale. Josh Silver, director of Represent.Us, a liberal campaign finance reform organization, confirmed that how Seattle votes in November would have implications outside the city.
Alan Durning, executive director of the Sightline Institute, which is being paid to promote I-122, told the Huffington Post,
“If we can make [vouchers] work in Seattle, if we can demonstrate that it’s a straightforward task of public administration to operate a system that gives ‘democracy vouchers’ to every voter in a large city like Seattle, we’re hopeful that democracy vouchers will then spread to other places as well.”
Whether or not proponents are successful in introducing “Democracy Vouchers” on a national scale depends on a lot of uncertain factors. But, for now, I-122 advocates are poised to reap the benefits of a scheme meant to promote a Far Left, special interest agenda.