State Rep. Tommy Benton (R-Jefferson) had some striking things to say about Amendment 1 in an email to a constituent that was picked up by conservative blog Peach Pundit this morning. In his email, Rep. Benton clearly states that the ballot language for Amendment 1 was intentionally vague to make it easier to pass and that “people high up wanted this legislation.” Without a doubt, he is talking about those that wrote the ballot language, including Gov. Nathan Deal and Speaker of the House David Ralston
Here’s exactly what Rep. Benton said word-for-word:
“What can I say, People high up wanted this legislation. I was at the beginning of the meeting. I was the one who got Rep. Jones to say that if the bill were changed in the Senate she would not support those changes. I had to leave before the vote was taken to chair my own committee that was meeting at 3:30. The vagueness of the ballot wording is something they want to keep. They think if they keep it vague it will more easily pass. The wording has been changed from the time the bill was introduced. Even as vague as it is now it is better than in the beginning…”
This proves without a doubt, that those at the top are trying to confuse Georgia voters as they head to the polls today. We cannot stand for this and we must spread the word this afternoon. Vote NO on Amendment 1 and tell your friends, neighbors, and colleagues to do the same!