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Prop 37 Election Fraud? - Urgent Action

Health & Wellness  (tags: Prop 37, CA, GMOs, vote counting, intransparency, statistics, Secretary Debra Bowen )

- 1994 days ago -
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..

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Angelika R (143)
Friday December 7, 2012, 6:09 pm
From their e-mail alert:(if you have not received it)

Yesterday, we received some disturbing news from a voter integrity monitor, claiming that possible “statistical anomalies” had been detected in 9 counties in California.

According to Francois Choquette, a statistician closely monitoring incoming election results in California, there were significant “irregularities” in the vote totals for prop 37 to label genetically engineered foods that could not be explained by random coincidence.

Right now a team of independent statisticians are analyzing raw voter data or “preliminary data from 17 of California's 58 counties”. Potential anomalies have been detected in a number of the largest precincts in Orange, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Alameda and San Diego counties, among others.

And while Food Democracy Now! can’t say if election fraud has taken place, we want Prop 37 supporters to be aware of the fact that the results from the election are not over and we're asking you to be vigilant in standing with us as we call for further inquiry into these questionable patterns.

The next 24 hours are critical. Right now county election officials in the state of California are required to report their final results to the Secretary of State’s office by (today) Friday December 7th. According to state law, Secretary of State Debra Bowen has until December 14th to certify the results of the election.

And this is where we have some concern.

On election night the California Secretary of State’s office called the election for the No side, declaring that Yes on 37 to label genetically engineered foods had failed to pass by a margin of 46.9% to 53.1%, with some 4.3 million Californians having been reported voting Yes on 37 by the next morning. Since then the ballot proposition to label genetically engineered foods has slowly and steadily advanced both its vote total and percentage of the total vote.

California SOS Website Reports 6 Million Votes for Prop 37, Then Votes Disappear

As of Monday, December 3rd at 4:58 pm, the California Secretary of State’s office reported that Prop 37 had garnered 48.5% votes to the No side’s 51.5%, with 5,986,652 voting to Label GMOs and 6,365,236 Californians voting against.

The following morning, ccording to the California Secretary of State’s website the Yes on 37 campaign had received 6,004,628 votes and edged down to 48.4% of the vote total. The timestamp on the California Secretary of State’s website showed December 4, 2012, 6:04 a.m.

Six million votes is an important milestone for the election and the growing movement of millions of Americans that support labeling of genetically engineered foods across the country that were inspired by Prop 37.

I immediately shared the news via Twitter @food_democracy at 8:40 am PST.

Less than an hour later, the site was no longer showing the 6 million vote total. After capturing a screenshot, I Tweeted the image and then contacted the Secretary State’s office.

When asked about the discrepancy, the Secretary of State’s office claimed their office would no longer being updating the vote total until after December 14th, when the election is required by law to be certified.

When asked why, the Secretary of States’ office claimed that making updates to the official site were “no longer cost effective”.
After several calls to the Secretary of State’s office, their staff refused to give the number of remaining uncounted ballots and only stated that the latest vote totals were posted on the website and this information would not be updated until December 14th. This seems odd, since the Secretary of State's website had updated the vote count every day until December 4th, when the Yes side briefly appeared above 6 million votes.

Angelika R (143)
Friday December 7, 2012, 6:13 pm
The download link on site will show those captured sreenshots before and after.

Angelika R (143)
Friday December 7, 2012, 6:17 pm
I smell a fat Monsteranto rat here..

Krystal R (120)
Friday December 7, 2012, 7:39 pm
Thanks for taking action to stand up for open and transparent elections on Prop 37! Now pass it on.

Kit B (276)
Friday December 7, 2012, 7:41 pm

Thanks for taking action to stand up for open and transparent elections on Prop 37! Now pass it on.

Signed and shared on FB and Tweeted -

Yep! Some very expensive selling of the public and now some strange happenings about the vote count. If the food is okay than just LABEL IT! Though we all know the food they grow is not okay.

Angelika R (143)
Friday December 7, 2012, 7:48 pm
thats why they need to label it in any case. I was so sure the majority would vote yes as all polls showed that is what Americans want, rightly so. I found the result hard to believe, same with 34, and am not surprized if indeed a fraud will come out of this.

Catherine Turley (192)
Friday December 7, 2012, 8:19 pm
thanks for finding this. sounds about right.

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Friday December 7, 2012, 10:53 pm
Thanks for taking action to stand up for open and transparent elections on Prop 37! Now pass it on.

Edwin M (346)
Friday December 7, 2012, 11:44 pm
Thanks Angelika

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 12:51 am

Thanks for taking action to stand up for open and transparent elections on Prop 37! Now pass it on.

If Prop37 fails we should know what to think of the FDA as well as other worldwide organizations, so concerned about our health.

We still have it in our hands to decide what we eat:
Buy or grow organic, this is what hurts the beast most, eat whole food only - longterm it is cheaper than suffering from disease caused by 'convenient food'

As Peter Brabeck-Mathe, CEO of Nestle said:
'Nature is dangerous and we could force natures peril by producing save, processed (and manipulated) food technology

In the digital era, activism has sadly turned into clicktivism ...

Constance F (418)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 2:10 pm
Thank you for posting, to Henriette for sending out !
Action taken from home email

Elizabeth O (94)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 3:44 pm

Mike M (40)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 6:06 pm

Yumana Yunes (197)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 8:56 pm
Thanks Angelika! Signed and shared!

Dorothy N (63)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 10:49 pm
Thanks so much for posting this - people need to be aware and determined to both save themselves and to starve the beast, as Parsifal Rain Satori pointed out.


P A (117)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 12:51 am
N&S - thanks so much Angelika - well, it was only to be expected I suppose - the Right have been lying their heads off and cheating about votes for decades - it had to spread here where the Right are so heavily invested! Thank goodness you are fighting for us! (I am on the Food Democracy Now email list but had heard nothing of this... am extra grateful to learn of what is really going on!).


Mike M (40)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 8:30 am

Maria S (95)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 10:32 am
Noted, signed & shared. Thanks Angelika.

Lisa N (206)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 11:04 am
Signed, thanks Angelika & Dandelion for bringing it to my attention.

Teresa Cowley (274)
Monday December 10, 2012, 5:00 am
Noted, signed and shared--thanks Angelika.

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Monday December 10, 2012, 5:34 am

Animae C (513)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 5:17 pm

. (0)
Monday December 17, 2012, 11:09 am
So signed. Thanks Angelika and Henriette for the fwd.

Brian Akhavan (1)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 6:32 am
We must stop them!
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