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Old 11-06-2013, 03:22 PM
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Default Steph,

In a word (two words) BIG MONEY. The opposition outspent the backers of the proposition many many times over. They started early and often. The pro people waited till the last week to campaign. They waited too long.

And the opposition emphasized that Prop 522 would cost the taxpayers money by raising their grocery bills. It was a lie, but WA taxpayers usually vote their wallets....

It was a travesty.... the deceit, the outright lying....

Living next door in Oregon, I was subjected to the whole humiliating process. I hope our state gets a shot at it next. I think we could pass it.

Don't you just hate ignorance? Especially when it is bought and paid for?

One last thing: I don't think WA voters know how detrimental GMO's are. That was never mentioned by either side.... Another mistake by the campaign in my opinion.

So there you have it. There may have been other reasons also, but I think these were the big ones.

Let's do better next time! Love, C.
HAND, Cher O.

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He says that only a few people are awake and
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