National vote may have to be re-held for first time ever
For the first time ever a national vote may have to be re-held.
In 2016 people were asked to vote on an initiative on tax breaks for married people. It was rejected by a very thin margin.
But now it seems the information given to the people was incorrect. At the time the tax authorities said 80,000 couples would be affected -but now it seems the likely number would be closer to almost half a million.
The Supreme Court will now decide if voters would have made a different decision of they’d know the true numbers.
Local votes have been rerun in the past – but if the court says it has to go back to the people, it will be the first time a federal vote is recast.