Voters have decided the fates of California’s 11 propositions, with many celebrating the reported passages of Props 30, 35, 36, 39 and 40.
However, some Prop 37 supporters are refuting the predicted defeat of the proposition, which would require labeling of genetically modified foods (GMOs).
Proposition 37 is trailing by 558,832 votes, 47 percent to 53 percent, with all precincts partially reporting as of Friday afternoon, according to California's Secretary of State Debra Bowen’s office.
But, the office has also reported that nearly 3.3 million votes have yet to be counted.
A Patch reader has pointed out that, of the remaining 3,295,045 votes, 1,926,939 votes, or approximately 58.5 percent, would have to be “yes” votes for Prop 37 to pass, assuming that all the remaining ballots have a vote cast on Prop 37.
Secretary of State Bowen reminded the public in a Nov. 8 statement that county elections officials have until Dec. 7 to report their certified vote counts to the Secretary of State. However, many media outlets and campaigns choose to call an election sooner, based on the near certainty that a measure has either passed or failed.
The state’s website will be updated each time a county elections official provides an updated report.
The reader who e-mailed Patch stated, “It looks like it would be a miracle, but ain’t it possible?!” she wrote. “Why aren’t people holding hope for it?!”
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