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Amendment 1 Fails

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Amendment 1, a utility backed solar amendment, received only 51 percent of the vote, missing the minimum 6o percent required to pass. The “No on 1” Campaign encouraged voters to dissent on the measure, which allowed for higher rates for solar users. Campaign Member Aliki Moncrief says the amendment is backed by Florida’s largest monopoly utilities.

"This was a ploy all along, by the utilities, to use people’s love of solar against them, to actually advance an anti-solar amendment," Moncrief said.

"I mean, it blew up in the media.  People all over the state started really paying attention. Nobody likes to be tricked, voters don’t like to be tricked. Particularly, when we’re talking about solar. Because the true solar support in Florida is very high."

Amendment 1 enjoyed majority approval until James Madison Institute Vice President of Policy Sal Nuzzo was caught describing the measure as a “little bit of political ju jitsu.”