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Double standard? Tit for tat?

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9News Denver simply calls it irony: While hustling to cover a photo opp offered up the other day by the opposition to Amendment 71, on the Nov. 8 ballot, an alert photojournalist for the TV station thought to ask who had paid for the campaign’s prop—a large Trojan horse aboard a trailer. That fabled symbol of hidden agendas is being used in this case to drive home the campaign’s assertion that the ballot proposal, which would make it harder to amend Colorado’s constitution through the ballot box, is really the handiwork of cleverly concealed interests from out of state. The implication: Hidden in the belly of the beast is a threat to Colorado’s citizens-initiative process.

So, who foot the bill for the proud steed? Turns out it was a group from out of state—from many states away, in fact—in Virginia. As 9News anchor Kyle Clark quipped:

Amendment 71 might be a Trojan Horse funded by outside interest groups, as illustrated by the Trojan Horse funded by outside interest groups.

For what it’s worth, the proposal was doing really well among likely voters in El Paso County, passing by a 3-to-1 margin, in a recent poll sponsored by The Gazette and conducted by veteran polling firm Ciruli Associates.

Watch the 9News video:

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