I know gambling. This is not gambling.
- - Council Member Ludye Wallace speaking tonight in support of his resolution requesting election lotteries
Wallace's bid to ask the Davidson County Delegation to the General Assembly to propose a constitutional amendment providing for state-wide and local election lotteries (a.k.a., paying people to vote) failed miserably by 20 or so votes. Wallace did get "aye" votes from 4 fellow members. He promised to bring another resolution that would ask the State Lege to enact a fee on voting-age Tennesseans who do not vote in elections.