The election took place on November 5th and much heated online debate has continued ever since.
An election night post on the Moore County Journal Facebook page quickly became the place people turned to vent frustration, express disbelief, celebrate, and even make accusations of unfair election practices.
Moore County Clerk Brenda McKanna even joined the discussion to set the record straight and directly respond to accusations of election “cheating”.
As of the Nov 13th no official charges had been announced by District Attorney (DA) David Green. The official canvassing of the DISD results are set to take place on Thursday November 14th at 11:00 am at a public meeting at the DISD Central Administration Building, 4th & Miller, in Dumas.
Unofficial totals reported by McKanna show the DISD bond passing by 20 votes with 1,189 votes for and 1,169 against. According to McKanna unofficial totals for the Sunray ISD bond have it passing by only 1 vote with 167 for, 166 against.
Many other MCJ Facebook followers took the opportunity to voice their opinions on social media as well. The topic of comments ranged from cheating, taxes, and even the need for a second Dumas fire station was brought to the table. You can read the entire Facebook post with comments here
The narrow voting margins for both the DISD bond and SISD bond show the importance of every citizen taking time out of their busy schedules to participate in the election process. The 50/50 split also shows there is deep local division as to how local taxpayer money is spent.