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Measure 92 Recount Results Are In: GMO Labeling Loses by 837 Votes

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on December 12, 2014 - 2:24pm

By: Michelle Brence

All 36 Oregon countieshave completed their recounts, showing that Ballot Measure 92 failed by 837 votes in an overall vote of 752,737 in favor and 753,574  against.

That's only a modest shift from the first tally, which showed the measure losing by 812 votes.

On a percentage basis, the measure lost in the recount by a tiny margin of 0.056 percent.

Supporters of the measure to require labeling of genetically modified foods conceded defeat Thursday on the Nov. 4 vote but pledged to keep fighting for labeling.

"We draw strength from the fact that we came so achingly close to winning this vote," the Yes on 92 Campaign said in a news release. "We will continue working until Oregonians and all Americans ... have the information they need to make informed choices about the food that they feed their families."

The last step in sealing the measure's defeat is for the Oregon Secretary of State's Office to certify the recount results. That's expected to happen Monday or Tuesday.

Originally Published: Oregon Liva

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