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GMO Labeling Measure Appears Headed for Recount

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The most expensive ballot measure in Oregon history may be headed for a recount. Currently in the defeat column by a margin of about 1,500 votes, Measure 92 (to label foods containing GMOs) appears to fall within the recount margin of 3,000 votes.

According to the Oregonian, the already close race moved into recount territory after voters cleared up a significant portion of the more the 13,000 ballots across the state that were challenged (and therefore, previously uncounted) due to inconsistent or missing signatures.

The challenge ballots apparently leaned in favor of the labeling measure. Do you think a recount will change the results?

Read more here.

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Erin Rook

Erin is the Source Weekly's Associate Editor. Before moving to Bend in 2013, Erin worked as a writer and editor for publications in Portland including PQ Monthly and Just Out. He has also written for the Willamette Week, El Hispanic News, Travel Portland, OUT City, Boston magazine and the Taunton Daily Gazette...

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