Thursday, January 22, 2009

English Only Did Not Play in Music City

With over 90% of the precincts reporting, Eric Crafton and English Only lose big.  39,000 Nashvillians are rejecting English only with only a handful of precincts remaining to count.

UPDATE: I expect nothing but contrition in any response from Eric Crafton, whose mantra while pursuing this expensive special election was "'We the People' have a right to vote on this matter." Well, he should have been more careful about what he asked for.  He has now caused this city to spend $500,000 to get us right back to the place we were before he started blowing hard. For shame!

UPDATE:  The unofficial final results with 100% of the precincts in:
For English Only -- 32,144 (44%)
Against English Only -- 41,752 (56%)

UPDATE: Here's what counts as concession at Crafton's "Nashville English First":
Everyone at Nashville English First would like to thank the 32,144 Nashvillians that supported the cause to unify Nashville through language. We worked hard to promote your voice and in the end we were successful by allowing the citizens of Nashville to speak their opinion at the ballot box.
Even when he loses, Crafton still claims to win.


  1. Congratulations from Delaware.

    You can still say y'all, doncha know!

  2. Thanks nemski.

    Maybe we can all learn what "yall" is in other languages now.