Rangers stadium vote comes down to Election Day turnout

It's not over until the last vote is counted – that's the idea behind down-to-the-wire campaigning in Arlington over the issue is funding for a new billion dollar Texas Rangers stadium.

Many expected it to be an easy win for supporters of a new Rangers stadium. By some accounts, the race is now maybe a little too close for comfort. Both sides have been busy exercising their final day strategies.

The “Vote Yes” campaign has been urging voters to approve funding for a new stadium or risk losing the Rangers to Dallas or some other city.

"With the Cowboys, at least we got a new team and a new stadium,” said Warren Norred with the “Vote No” campaign. “It's just that this deal was so over the top bad."

Opponents know they've been outspent and often times out-manned. They've relied a lot on social media.

And as they did during early voting, they'll be back out at the polls on Election Day.

Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams heads the movement for a new stadium. The Arlington council moved quickly to put the question on the November ballot and is counting on the large turnout.

"They gambled,” said Norred. “We'll find out if it was a good gamble or not."

Opponents are betting it wasn't. Supporters are making sure voters know the difference between baseball and business.

No matter the outcome, everyone will be glad once the fight is over.

"Thousands of people making thousands of door knocks. Thousands of phone calls,” said Kyle Fields with the “Vote Yes” campaign. “We're up early and stay out late."

It's not over yet. Both sides say they won't quit and will be pushing out their message at the polls on Tuesday until the final vote is cast.

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