Bradley wheel tax appears headed for defeat

Bradley wheel tax appears headed for defeat

August 2nd, 2012 by Randall Higgins in Local - Breaking News

Inside the E. L. Ross Elementary gymnasium, a line of seven voters prepare to cast ballots in the late afternoon. Poll workers at school reported slow but steady activity for most of the day. Lunchtime lines were even smaller.

Photo by Paul Leach /Times Free Press.

With six of Bradley County's 17 voting precincts reported, opposition to the proposed wheel tax remains at about 75 percent of the vote, according to the Bradley County Election Commission.

"I understand a lot of people went out to vote early because they couldn't wait to vote against the wheel tax," said County Commissioner Mel Griffith, himself a wheel tax opponent.

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