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LA TIMES: November 9, 2012 - More than 3 million ballots still to be counted in California


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More than 3 million ballots still to be counted in California
November 9, 2012 | 7:00 am


For those California candidates whose contests were too close to call on election day, patience is being recommended.

While more than nine million ballots were counted Tuesday, but state election officials say there are more than three million others that are uncounted and still need to be tabulated throughout California.

The uncounted are mostly vote-by-mail ballots submitted on election day and provisional ballots that include those turned in by people whose names were not on the lists at polling places, but who believe they are registered to vote.

The Secretary of State’s Office reported 3.08 million uncounted ballots late Thursday, including 2.1 million vote-by-mail ballots. That list does not include uncounted ballots from 12 of the 58 counties, including San Bernardino and Santa Barbara counties.

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Prop #37 didn't lose by ~500K votes if "more than 3 million ballots still to be counted in California." What a premature conclusion.

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Reply LA TIMES: November 9, 2012 - More than 3 million ballots still to be counted in California (Original post)
proverbialwisdom Nov 2012 OP
brush Nov 2012 #1
kaiserhog Nov 2012 #3
patrice Nov 2012 #2
proverbialwisdom Nov 2012 #4
BlueCaliDem Nov 2012 #5
pinto Nov 2012 #6
BlueCaliDem Nov 2012 #7
pinto Nov 2012 #8
proverbialwisdom Nov 2012 #9
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proverbialwisdom Nov 2012 #11
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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:51 AM

1. The Pres. is already up by 3 Million votes over Romney

He should get about 2/3 of those 3 million not yet counted Cali votes which will put him up by 5 million popular votes over Romney. This should also push Romney's total firmly down into the 47% territory, which sounds about just right.

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Response to brush (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:19 AM

3. Fitting.

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:17 AM

2. Local and state races are important too!!!

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:35 AM

4. 100% precincts partially reporting does not equal 100% of the vote has been counted.

Follow here:

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/37/

Interactive Map Election Results

Proposition 37
Genetically Engineered Foods Labeling


Highlight a county to display county-specific results.
Click or tap on a county to view more election results for this county.



http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/ballot-measures/

100.0% ( 24,491 of 24,491 ) precincts partially reporting as of November 10, 2012, 6:19 p.m.


Genetically Engineered Foods Labeling
Yes Votes - 4,619,580
Yes % - 47.0%

No Votes - 5,205,044
No % - 53.0%


http://vote.sos.ca.gov/frequently-asked-questions/#website

About Election Results and This Website

1.Will the unofficial election results change after election night? When will all of the election results be final?

Yes, election results will change throughout the canvass period as vote-by-mail ballots, provisional ballots and other ballots are tallied. Depending on the volume of these types of ballots, it takes up to 28 days for county elections officials to verify voter records and determine if ballots have been cast by eligible voters. How often these results are updated will vary based on the size of each county and the process each local elections office uses to tally and report votes.

County elections officials must report their final results to the Secretary of State by December 7. The Secretary of State then will certify the results of the election by December 14. (Elections Code sections 15210, 15372, 15375, 15400, 15401, 15501, 15503)

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:00 PM

5. This is SCANDALOUS! This could mean that Prop 34, repeal of the DP

could very well have passed.

I've signed the petition to have all those ballots counted and to have the tally made public.

Jeezus . . . is the CA Democratic Party no different than the National Republican Party?? I'm beginning to wonder . . .

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Response to BlueCaliDem (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:57 PM

6. Individual counties tally the votes, not the party. Results are due to Sec of State by Dec. 7.

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Response to pinto (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 03:17 PM

7. Thanks, pinto. I was getting rather upset here.



That said, I hope Prop 34 passes. I would really want to get rid of the death penalty, and if Los Angeles' ballots haven't been tallied completely, there's a strong chance it's still possible.

We'll see . . . and I'll keep my cool.

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Response to BlueCaliDem (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 03:33 PM

8. I was really pulling for Prop 34 too. We got close.

(aside) Not sure where the outstanding ballots are, what counties. They're all absentee / provisional from my understanding. We'll see...

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:13 PM

9. Update on Prop 37 (GMO labeling) - only very minor improvement toward passage.

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/ballot-measures/

100.0% ( 24,491 of 24,491 ) precincts partially reporting as of November 13, 2012, 10:30 a.m..


Genetically Engineered Foods Labeling
Yes Votes - 4,729,923
Yes % - 47.1%

No Votes - 5,319,273
No % - 52.9%

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:11 PM

10. Trending positive.

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/ballot-measures/

100.0% ( 24,491 of 24,491 ) precincts partially reporting as of November 13, 2012 5:24 p.m.


Genetically Engineered Foods Labeling

Yes Votes - 4,929,582
Yes % - 47.2%

No Votes - 5,508,063
No % - 52.8%



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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:46 PM

11. ..as of November 16, 2012, 5:26 p.m.

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/ballot-measures/

100.0% ( 24,491 of 24,491 ) precincts partially reporting as of November 16, 2012, 5:26 p.m.


Genetically Engineered Foods Labeling

Yes Votes - 5,329,994
Yes % - 47.6%

No Votes - 5,869,382
No % - 52.4%


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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:44 AM

12. ...as of November 19, 2012, 5:29 p.m.

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/ballot-measures/

100.0% ( 24,491 of 24,491 ) precincts partially reporting as of November 19, 2012, 5:29 p.m.


Genetically Engineered Foods Labeling

Yes Votes - 5,456,051
Yes % - 47.7%

No Votes - 5,990,280
No % - 52.3%

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:12 PM

13. ...as of November 20, 2012, 5:12 p.m.

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/ballot-measures/

100.0% ( 24,491 of 24,491 ) precincts partially reporting as of November 20, 2012, 5:12 p.m.


Genetically Engineered Foods Labeling

Yes Votes - 5,561,404
Yes % - 47.8%

No Votes - 6,072,815
No % - 52.2%


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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:42 AM

14. ...as of November 21, 2012, 5:13 p.m

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/ballot-measures/

100.0% ( 24,491 of 24,491 ) precincts partially reporting as of November 21, 2012, 5:13 p.m.


Genetically Engineered Foods Labeling

Yes Votes - 5,603,286
Yes % - 47.9%

No Votes - 6,099,474
No % - 52.1%


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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:59 PM

15. ...as of November 27, 2012, 1:20 p.m.

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/ballot-measures/

100.0% ( 24,491 of 24,491 ) precincts partially reporting as of November 27, 2012, 1:20 p.m.


Genetically Engineered Foods Labeling

Yes Votes - 5,733,660
Yes % - 48.1%

No Votes - 6,189,405
No % - 51.9%


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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 09:01 PM

16. ...as of November 30, 2012, 7:30 p.m.

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/ballot-measures/

100.0% ( 24,491 of 24,491 ) precincts partially reporting as of as of November 30, 2012, 7:30 p.m


Genetically Engineered Foods Labeling

Yes Votes - 5,940,900
Yes % - 48.4%

No Votes - 6,338,240
No % - 51.6%


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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 10:55 PM

17. ...as of December 3, 2012, 4:58 p.m (odd lag)

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/ballot-measures/

100.0% ( 24,491 of 24,491 ) precincts partially reporting as of December 3, 2012, 4:58 p.m.


Genetically Engineered Foods Labeling

Yes Votes - 5,986,652
Yes % - 48.5%

No Votes - 6,365,236
No % - 51.5%



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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 01:50 PM

18. Still no update of tallies beyond December 3, 2012, 4:58 p.m.

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/frequently-asked-questions/#website

About Election Results and This Website

1.Will the unofficial election results change after election night? When will all of the election results be final?

Yes, election results will change throughout the canvass period as vote-by-mail ballots, provisional ballots and other ballots are tallied. Depending on the volume of these types of ballots, it takes up to 28 days for county elections officials to verify voter records and determine if ballots have been cast by eligible voters. How often these results are updated will vary based on the size of each county and the process each local elections office uses to tally and report votes.

County elections officials must report their final results to the Secretary of State by December 7. The Secretary of State then will certify the results of the election by December 14. (Elections Code sections 15210, 15372, 15375, 15400, 15401, 15501, 15503)


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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 01:02 PM

19. Food Democracy Now Asking 'Prop 37 Election Vote Fraud?'

Last edited Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:22 PM - Edit history (1)

Title below misrepresents public claims by FDN. Poor article editor.

http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_26748.cfm

Food Democracy Now Calling Prop 37 Election Vote Fraud
By Jon Rappoport
Natural News, December 10, 2012


The cat is jumping out of the bag.

Food Democracy Now is weighing in on Prop 37 vote fraud, having discovered that the California Secretary of State, in charge of all elections in CA, has stopped posting updates on the ongoing vote count.

From November 6 all the way to up to December 4, these updates were posted daily on the Secretary of State's website. Then...blackout. No more updates.

Maybe it has something to do with this: On December 4, YES ON 37 votes climbed over the six-million mark: 6,004,628. Food Democracy Now reported it. Suddenly, the YES ON 37 votes reversed!

That's right. They went back to the previously reported number: 5,986,652.

This is apparently a new wrinkle in vote counting. You can not only add votes, you can go backwards. You can lose 18,000 votes with the flick of a wrist or the blink of a digital operation.

Now you see 18,000 Yes votes, now you don't.

Here's the latest Food Democracy Now article on vote fraud: http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/sign/prop_37_demand_transparency/

Note that mention is made of a team of independent statisticians, who have found "statistical anomalies" in the largest voting precincts of nine CA counties, including LA, San Francisco, San Diego, Alameda, and Orange.

So far, I haven't found out who this team is. We'll see what they come up with. They're still working...

More: http://www.naturalnews.com/038295_proposition_37_vote_fraud_GMO_labeling.html

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 01:13 PM

20. FOOD DEMOCRACY NOW: Prop 37 election fraud?

Apparently, I missed all this.

http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/sign/prop_37_demand_transparency/

Prop 37 election fraud?

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.

PETITION : 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.

 

Click here to download proof that Prop 37 has earned 6 million votes, share on Facebook and with your friends to demand openness and transparency in elections. Q(Right click or option-click the link and choose "Save As..." to download the image.)

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 02:57 PM

21. Mark Crispin Miller blog posts letter on Prop 37 from FoodDemocracyNow! Team

Please stand with us and share this news far and wide.

Together we have already shown that we can stand up to the most powerful corporations on the planet, it’s time to make sure our democracy is as safe as our food supply.

Thanks for participating in food democracy,
Dave, Lisa and the Food Democracy Now! Team


http://markcrispinmiller.com/2012/12/did-prop-37-really-lose-in-california-statistical-anomalies-turn-up-in-9-counties/

Did Prop 37 really lose in California? “Statistical anomalies” turn up in 9 counties
December 6, 2012


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While reports of election fraud have circulated on the Internet, at Food Democracy Now! we have been closely monitoring the results as they’ve come in and had not heard any credible reports of possible voting irregularities – until now.

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.

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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.

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Please stand with us and share this news far and wide.

Together we have already shown that we can stand up to the most powerful corporations on the planet, it’s time to make sure our democracy is as safe as our food supply.

Thanks for participating in food democracy,
Dave, Lisa and the Food Democracy Now! Team

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Reply #21)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:03 PM

22. About MCM's e-news service.

http://markcrispinmiller.com/2012/12/did-prop-37-really-lose-in-california-statistical-anomalies-turn-up-in-9-counties/

About News From Underground

News From Underground is a daily e-news service run by Mark Crispin Miller, a Professor of Culture and Communication at NYU. It is based on his belief that academics, like reporters, have a civic obligation to help keep the people well-informed, so that American democracy might finally work.

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:13 PM

24. Election Integrity Activist Calls for Prop 37 Recount

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

Election Integrity Activist Calls for Prop 37 Recount

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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Response to proverbialwisdom (Reply #24)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:21 PM

25. About KCET.

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

ABOUT KCET

KCET is the nation's largest independent public television station. On air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. We offer a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public television programs from around the world.

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:33 PM

26. GMWATCH.ORG aggregates GMO news worldwide and reported this update on Prop 37 yesterday.

http://www.gmwatch.org/latest-listing/51-2012/14510--prop-37-election-fraud-take-action-now?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter


Prop 37 election fraud? - Take action now
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 21:54


NOTE: There are several quick and easy actions you can take at the web page below to help ensure a fair final result in the Prop37 California ballot initiative to mandate GM labeling. Food Democracy Now! is a credible source.

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 08:16 PM

27. Update.

http://www.ocvote.com/stayconnected/news/election-newsfeeds/?testid=659

Public Notice of Proposition 37 Recount

December 13, 2012 - Pursuant to California Elections Code section 15628 the Orange County Registrar of Voters will be conducting a recount of the ballots cast in the 2012 General Election Proposition 37 contest.The election was conducted on November 6, 2012. The recount of ballots will begin at the Registrar of Voters office, 1300 South Grand Avenue, Building C, Santa Ana, on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 beginning at 9 a.m. The original timely request for a statewide recount was filed with the Secretary of State's office following the certification of the votes cast in the statewide contest.

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