Daily Archives: January 24, 2009

English Only Voted Down In Nashville

In a follow up to English-Only Ballot Initiative In Nashville earlier this month, the results have been tabulated.  Nashville’s English-only measure defeated in the Tennessean.

“With the defeat of this amendment, the citizens of Nashville tell the rest of the country that we are an incredibly warm city with an entrepreneurial spirit,” said Tom Oreck, a vacuum cleaner company owner who worked to defeat the measure.

The final was 32,144 for English only and 41,752 against – at about 19 percent, the largest turnout for a special election in a decade.