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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:16 PM

Election Integrity Activist Calls for Prop 37 Recount

Source: by Brian Frank on December 12, 2012 8:58 AM



A sign supporting Proposition 37 which calls for the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods is seen in front of a home in Glendale, California October, 19, 2012.
(Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)


Another Bay Area citizen has called for a recount on a statewide ballot measure, this time on Prop 37, and she's being helped by the man responsible for the Prop 29 recount last summer.

Lori Grace, an election integrity activist based in Tiburon, Calif., filed a formal request with the Secretary of State's office on Monday for a recount in the contest over Prop 37, a voter initiative that would require special labels on foods containing genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. (There won't be any other ballot measure recounts from the general election, since Monday was the last day to file).

Having two such recounts in one year is highly unusual, if not unprecedented. The earlier effort came after the June primary, when Bay Area surgeon John Maa requested a recount for Prop 29, the cigarette tax initiative that would have helped to fund cancer research.

Now Maa is imparting some of his own hard-earned (and expensive -- recounts in California must be bankrolled by the requester) knowledge to Grace. Both acknowledged that Maa has given her strategical advice on how to proceed.

Grace is no stranger to the electoral process, either. In an interview by phone late Tuesday, she said she has been actively involved in issues of elections integrity since at least 2004, when she helped with the Bush-Gore recount in Florida. She also heads an organization called the Institute for American Democracy and Election Integrity.

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Read more: http://www.kcet.org/socal/food/prop-37/election-integrity-activist-calls-for-recount-on-prop-37-californias-gmo-labeling-measure.html

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:46 PM

2. Bravo!

...the whole thing was so weird.

I do not know one, single person in my area that voted no...so, how did this happen?!?

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:59 PM

4. ditto


hope they get to the bottom of it

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:19 PM

3. Florida recount was 2000

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:03 PM

5. Good catch. The article has been edited to correct that error.

http://www.kcet.org/socal/food/prop-37/election-integrity-activist-calls-for-recount-on-prop-37-californias-gmo-labeling-measure.html

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Grace is no stranger to the electoral process, either. In an interview by phone late Tuesday, she said she has been actively involved in issues of elections integrity since at least 2004, when she helped with an audit of the presidential election. Her interest began after the Bush-Gore recount in Florida in 2000. She also heads an organization called the Institute for American Democracy and Election Integrity.

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FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that Lori Grace was involved in the 2000 Bush-Gore recount in Florida. In fact, she said she was involved with an audit of the 2004 election results. The story has been corrected accordingly.

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ds says :
The last time I checked, the Bush v Gore election and subsequent Florida debacle was in 2000, not 2004.
December 12, 2012 12:46 PM

Brian Frank says :
@ds, thanks for the catch. Late night slip. It's been corrected.
December 12, 2012 1:08 PM

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