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November 8, 2012

Hold your horses.

On election night, not long after the polls closed in California, the announcement came out: Prop 37 was losing.  A little while later, it was all over.  37 had gone down to defeat.

But is that the whole story?  No.

As of 2:30PM today, Thursday, November 8th, two days after the election, many votes in California remain uncounted.

I tried to find out how many.

It turns out that the Secretary of State of CA, responsible for elections in the state, doesn’t know.

I was told all counties in California have been asked, not ordered, to report in with those figures.  It’s voluntary.

So I picked out a few of the biggest counties and called their voter registrar offices.  Here are the boggling results:

Santa Clara County: 180,000 votes remain uncounted.

Orange County: 241,336 votes remain uncounted.

San Diego County: 475,000 votes remain uncounted.

LA County: 782,658 votes remain uncounted.

In just those four counties, 1.6 million votes remain uncounted.

The California Secretary of State’s website indicates that Prop 37 is behind by 559,776 votes.

So in the four counties I looked into, there are roughly three times as many uncounted votes as the margin of Prop 37’s defeat.

And as I say, I checked the numbers in only four counties.  There are 54 other counties in the state.  Who knows how many votes they still need to process?

So why is anyone saying Prop 37 lost?

People will say, “Well, it’s all about projections.  There are experts.  They know what they’re doing.  They made a prediction…”

Really?  Who are those experts?  I have yet to find them.

For big elections, the television networks rely on a private consortium called the National Election Pool (NEP).  NEP does projections and predictions.  Did NEP make the premature call on Prop 37?  So far I see no evidence one way or the other.

NEP makes some calls for the television networks, but NEP is composed of CBS, CNN, FOX, NBC, ABC, and AP.  It could hardly be called an independent source of information for those networks.

NEP has AP (Associated Press) do the actual vote tabulating, and NEP also contracts work out to Edison Media Research and Mitofsky International to do exit polls and projections based on those polls.

Edison Media Research did the exit polls in the state of Washington for this election.  How?  They surveyed 1493 people by phone.  Based on that, I assume they made all the projections for elections in that state, even though there is no in-person voting in Washington, and voters can submit their ballots by mail, postmarked no later than election Tuesday.  So how could Edison know anything worth knowing or projecting on election night?

Both Edison Research and Mitofsky were involved in the 2004 election scandal (Kerry-Bush), in which their exit polls confounded network news anchors, because the poll results were so far off from the incoming vote-counts.

Edison and Mitofsky issued a later report explaining how the disparity could have occurred; they tried to validate their own exit-poll data and the vote-count, which was like explaining a sudden shift in ocean tides by saying clouds covered the moon.  It made no sense.

So if NEP did the premature Prop 37 projections that handed 37 a resounding loss, there is little reason to accept their word.

We’re faced with a scandal here.  An early unwarranted projection against Prop 37 was made, when so many votes were still uncounted.

Those votes are still uncounted.

Why should we believe anything that comes next?

Jon Rappoport

The author of an explosive collection, THE MATRIX REVEALED, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California.  Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe.  Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world.  You can sign up  for his free emails at

48 thoughts on “DID PROP 37 REALLY LOSE OR WAS IT VOTE FRAUD? By Jon Rappoport

  • I sent an email to the California Secretary of State’s Elections Division requesting a recount of all the votes on Prop 37 and just received this reply “Counties have until December 7, 2012 to report all final results to the Secretary of State’s office.” Let’s send a demand to all of our respective registrars today. Contract Info at:


    Check out the like above, it’s about a 1938 law that Monsanto & all of them (FDA included) may be breaking….I truly hope it’s true.

    I would like 2 say 2 Dan Hendrix, bravo, bravo, bravo……I applaud U, U hit the nail on the head. I suffer whenever I eat the GMO’d foods. I know it’s the GMO’d foods because a few years ago, I looked like should be a proactive commercial participant, my Dr. sent me for allergy testing after EVERYTHING he tried DID NOT work to clear up my (what looked like) sever acne @ 36,37 yrs old. They said I was allergic to CORN, SOY & EGG YOLKS. Well, I could not understand how I could be allergic to corn when corn was a staple at my Grandmother’s house for dinner for years. So I decided to try eating organic corn, soy & eggs from chickens fed with organic chicken feed. Well, Well, Well, what do U know, my face has cleared completely up & I no longer look like I should be on one of those proactive commercials. In the LA YOGA magazine (October 2012) there’s an article about prop #37, it states: “Given the prevalence of GMO’s in our food system and their inherent use of ‘cides’ shouldn’t we wonder what the health & environmental impacts of this GRAND SCIENCE EXPERIMENT are? The biggest problem in answering this question is that biotech companies like MONSANTO own the intellectual property rights (has a patent ) to the GMO’s & so in order to study them, independent scientists are required to obtain written permission from MONSANTO to perform the studies and get their prior approval before publishing them (pollan 2009). Further, since the USDA considers GMO’s “SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT” to conventionally-grown crops, the USDA does not require safety studies of GMO’s” It also states that in the book, GENETIC ROULETTE: the documented health risks of Genetically engineered foods, Jeffrey M. Smith, director of the institute for responsible technology, documents at least 65 serious health risks from GM food products, including toxic and allergic reactions in humans & sick & sterile livestock. i would like to add to your list of foods that have been modified: Zucchini, yellow squash, papaya, cotton & soy beans have been modified, some of them recently. In a minute, i feel like I will not be able to eat anything that is healthy, this is why prop #37 was very important to me. That’s just a little of what I have been able to learn…..! I did pass out flyers, I spoke with people but i believe people don’t research things for themselves, & do not pay attention, as MONSANTO was a major financial backer of the commercials against prop 37. However, for our votes not to be counted enrages me. Oh, B4 I 4get, there R now what they’re calling “SUPER WEEDS” which R becoming resistant to the chemicals, which has sparked the need for harsher herbicides & therefore greater risks to farm workers, consumers & the environment.
    Well, everyone have a very safe evening & thanks for allowing me to vent & share……!

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