The razor thin margin of defeat for those trying to force labels on GMO modified foods lost a big court decision Tuesday evening. A Multnomah County judge ruled that 4,600 ballots from Multnomah County, a county that voted for the measure overwhelmingly, but had bad signatures on their mail-in envelopes, will not be counted.
It’s believed to be the first time that a margin big enough to swing an election came down to the number of “bad signature” votes. GMO labeling supporters are now contemplating another legal action – against the Secretary of State – ostensibly to force her to tally and count those votes which would likely put the pro-label measure over the top.
Here’s more on this very long GMO roller coaster ride in the Oregonian. Click here.