Right now the votes for Prop 37 to label genetically engineered foods are still being counted. On Tuesday morning, Dec 4th, Prop 37 hit 6,004,628 votes on the California Secretary of State’s website, but this tally was quickly reversed within an hour of being publicized by Food Democracy Now!
Since November 6th, the vote count in California has been updated daily until December 4th, when the vote count hit 6 million for the first time. When contacted, the Secretary of State's office stated there would be no further updates to the vote totals until Dec 14th when state law requires the election results to be certified. County elected officials only have until COB Dec 7th to submit final results so we need your help now!
At the same time, Food Democracy Now! has learned that a team of independent statisticians have detected “statistical anomalies” in the largest precincts of 9 counties, including Orange, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Alameda and San Diego counties.
We find this news troubling and think it’s important that the Secretary of State’s office know that we are watching these developments closely and expect honest and fair election results.
Join us in standing up for open and transparent elections, it’s important that all votes be counted and any possible malfeasance is properly investigated by California election officials. Count all the ballots, be open and transparent, because we have the Right to Know! If you live in California, please call the Secretary of State's Elections Division staff at (916) 657-2166 to tell them you expect Secretary Debra Bowen to continue to update the vote count until the election is certified on Dec 14th.
Please take a moment to write a quick note telling the California Secretary of State Debra Bowen
Dear California Secretary of State Debra Bowen,
As a concerned citizen, I would like you to know that some questionable election results have appeared as votes continue to be counted in California. Earlier this week 6 million votes for Yes on 37 were reported on the Secretary of State's website and then this total disappeared. I understand that staff in your office have reported that they will not be updating these vote totals any more on a daily basis.
I greatly appreciate your committment to transparent elections, which was your campaign platform. In that spirit I would like to request that your office to continue to update the vote totals as they are reported to your office in order to ensure open, fair and transparent elections.
Please work to ensure that all votes will be counted in an open and transparent manner.