Unfortunately, the news in the end wasn't this good. On the official recount, there were a bunch of ballots that were set aside because the computer vision system could not match the signatures on the security envelopes. Based on work that the Yes on 92 team did in preceding weeks, they could expect that these ballots would prove to be valid – it would just take extra effort to prove that. There were almost certainly enough votes to swing the outcome of the voting.

However, it would have taken a court decision to allow that. The first court said it didn't have the authority to force that as part of the count. So, an appeal could require a new vote. But, we can have a new vote just by petitioning for it again… So, that's what we are hoping for.

Hey, hey, hey!

This is the latest news from the Measure 92 campaign:

Yes on 92

KGW Channel 8 Political Analyst Len Bergstein:
“I think the 'yes' side is going to end up winning”

Contribute to the Yes on 92 Emergency Recount Response Team

This is H-U-G-E:

After KGW Channel 8 initially called the Measure 92 race for the No side, long-time KGW political analyst Len Bergstein now says that he believes the YES side will be victorious!

As we head into a statewide recount, it’s incredibly heartening to hear outside voices saying what we’ve known all along – that no matter what Monsanto and their big money allies throw at us, our pro-labeling coalition is too strong to ever be counted out. And right now we need that strength more than ever.

To prepare for the recount, we have to build our team of legal experts, volunteers and more to ensure that every vote is counted fairly and accurately. That takes resources, and a lot of them. That’s why we need your help.

During this campaign, big pesticide and junk food companies like Monsanto, DuPont, PepsiCo and Kraft spent record-shattering amounts of corporate cash to crush GMO labeling in Oregon. Now, they’re ready to fight tooth and nail on the recount – so we need to be prepared to work just as hard.

We need to raise $150,000 by the time the recount starts to be able to deploy our Emergency Recount Response Team across Oregon.

Thank you,

Oregon Label GMOs 2014

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