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Jasper County says no to casino gambling
Des Moines Register,
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 9:41:26 AM
Jasper County residents voted today against legalizing casino gambling in the Newton area.
Unofficial returns showed a vote of 4,252 against the measure and 2,614 for it, according to the Jasper County auditor's office.
"This should send a very clear message to the state of Iowa that if people in Jasper County don't see economic opportunity in casinos, the rest of the state of needs to take notice of that," said Dan Kelley, campaign coordinator of anti-gambling organization Jasper Citizens for Casino Truth.
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