SALEM, Ore. – Secretary of State Kate Brown has certified recount results showing the defeat of a ballot measure to require labels on genetically modified foods, officially making Oregon the fourth state in the West to reject the idea.
Brown certified the final numbers Monday showing Measure 92 was defeated by 837 votes out of more than 1.5 million cast – a margin of less than 0.06 percent.
The close margin automatically triggered the recount. The hand tally showed an additional 167 votes, with a net gain of 25 no votes.
Proponents conceded defeat last week but vowed to continue their efforts to enact labeling mandates.
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