By Steve Berman – Atlanta Journal Constitution
Gwinnett County leadership pulled an end run around citizens last month when they held a referendum on a tax to enter the MARTA system. It should never have been held as a standalone vote and the numbers support this.
Only 92,243 votes were cast. While the move to join MARTA was defeated, the number of total votes cast paled in comparison to the general election just 4 months earlier. More than 314,000 people voted then.