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California rejects GM labels, upholds death penalty

Posted on 11/07/2012 3:20:03 AM PST by Arthurio

LOS ANGELES: California voters on Tuesday struck down a proposal to require food companies to label genetically-modified products as well as turned down a ban on the death penalty, officials said, based on a majority of votes.

The votes marked rare victories for conservatives on a night that saw Democrat President Barack Obama handily win re-election and liberal ballot initiatives succeed in other states.

The most populous US state voted against Proposition 34 -- which would have replaced the death penalty with life in prison without parole -- according to figures on the California Secretary of State's website.

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TOPICS: US: California

1 posted on 11/07/2012 3:20:07 AM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

The schizophrenia of my home state always amazes me.

2 posted on 11/07/2012 3:24:12 AM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Arthurio

Ahhh whatever.

3 posted on 11/07/2012 3:27:55 AM PST by Michigander222
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To: Arthurio

I personally think our biggest ballot proposal wins were in Michigan over two union power grab attempts.

Proposal 2 would have allowed the union to negotiate our state constitution. Proposal 4 would have given the unions the constitutional power to force home care workers into a union against their will and seized dues.

Proposal 3 was a green energy proposal that would have forced us to erect thousands of windmills.

At the end of the night I got 4 wins, 1 loss, and 1 split decision on what I wanted from the ballot proposals here.

4 posted on 11/07/2012 3:29:33 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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Windmills- too stupid even for Michigan

5 posted on 11/07/2012 3:35:12 AM PST by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: Mad_as_heck

Oh but (CA) did increase sales tax. But it is for the Children /s

6 posted on 11/07/2012 3:39:28 AM PST by DAC21
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Yeah, and California voted to kill off or run off more small businesses.

7 posted on 11/07/2012 3:44:39 AM PST by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood...lot's of blood.)
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To: exDemMom
Californians want the death penalty on the books but with 700 or so waiting execution, some since the Jimmy Carter presidency yet less than twenty sentences carried out they know it's "in name only."

Choosing higher taxes was not the usual route for CA voters but Brown's scare tactics worked; they'll feel foolish when things don't actually get any better. Love for union propaganda is standard, however.

i figured GMO labels had a shot but it wasn't really a big issue.

8 posted on 11/07/2012 9:10:16 AM PST by newzjunkey
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