Prop 37: Vote Count and Results
The California Right to Know campaign would like to thank all of our supporters, the thousands of volunteers and more than 4.5 million California citizens who voted Yes on 37 to label genetically engineered foods.
As a result of Prop 37, the conversation on genetically engineered foods has been permanently changed and the movement for honest, transparent labeling taken a giant leap forward.
On election night, the state of California reported that Yes on 37 lost the election, garnering 47 percent of the vote compared to 53 percent on the No side.
As with every election, not every ballot is counted on election night and currently the California Right to Know campaign is awaiting a final vote tally from the state.
As of November 9, 2012, the vote totals are 5,152,927 NO to 4,569,271 YES.
It is rare for the outcome to be reversed when the final tallies are in, but we will continue to monitor the counting until the final results are certified.
Please continue to check back here for the updates on the latest results.
Within roughly 1 week for all votes that counted, the good guys got 1,244,123. Monsanto evil only got 578,481. With such hugely lopsided ratio, we keep tearing into the vote differential. Anything is still possible, keep hoping for the best!
The State of Washington and other states and communities need to be on the lookout for any and all propaganda on behalf of Monsanto.
@Nina – here’s the link for the # to call to see if your vote was counted
@Neal – from what I’ve read the vote typically doesn’t change from the election day results. Why they call it I’m not sure. I think they got more absentee/vote by mail ballots than in the past (almost 50% of ballots cast in 2010 were by mail) and many arrive on election day. With each one they must confirm each voter’s registration status, verify each voter’s signature on the vote-by-mail envelope, and ensure each person did not vote elsewhere in the same election. They also have to count provisional ballots – if your name was not on the list when you show up to vote. They have til Dec 7 to report their final results and the Secretary of State has until Dec 14th to certify the results.
@A Green Road M.Blog – yes, over 3 million not counted. Those totals may not be complete – you have to contact the county election office directly if you want to know their exact current total.