"Interesting you told your players to keep their mouths shut about what really happened and their heads down," her tweet read. "The truth will always come to fruition, it’s only a matter of time."
The second vote passed because it was brilliantly written to take effect 2 or 3 years after the vote. So a majority of the students at the time were not on the hook for the increased fee. Plain and simple. Of course you'll get students to vote yes for something really, really nice, as long as you don't ask them to pay for it.
As much as I appreciate the efforts of some of the SGA members at the time (one of whom used to be a regular here, and I feel gets a little too much credit on this forum), I think Rick & Co. went back to the drawing board, took a hard look at their previous failed attempt, and came back with a new strategy that worked.