Recount on “Right to Farm”

As expected, there will be a recount on this extremely close, and deeply controversial, amendment to the Missouri Constitution. Here’s a press release about this:

August 27th, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri’s Food for America, the Missouri Farmers Union, and the Missouri Rural Crisis Center, the central opponents to Amendment 1, the deceptive “Right to Farm Amendment,” are officially calling for a recount of the August 5th primary election results. The Amendment narrowly passed by 2490 votes, out of nearly 1 million cast, a margin of .25%.

Former Senator Wes Shoemyer, of Monroe County, the President of Missouri’s Food For America has been a vocal opponent of Amendment since it’s approval by the legislature. “We are talking about less than a quarter of percent of all votes cast” said Shoemyer. “With such a close margin, we owe it, not just to all the volunteers and organizations who put in countless hours fighting for Missouri’s family farmers, but also to the 497,091 people who voted “no” on August 5th.”

“Right now, we are at a statistical tie. Missouri voters deserve a fully transparent and accountable recount process that guarantees that every vote has been counted and that the integrity of the democratic process has been upheld,” said Rhonda Perry, a farmer from Howard County and Program Director of the Missouri Rural Crisis Center.

“With the future of Missouri’s farmland and rural economy at stake, we ought to be sure every vote was counted correctly,” said Richard Oswald, President of the Missouri Farmers Union. “With such a close outcome, a change in just 1 or 2 votes per precinct could sway the outcome.”

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. InalienableWrights
    Aug 27, 2014 @ 00:24:20

    If the vote was that close you can be sure that there was fraud on the part of the powers that be. It may be impossible to prove without exit polls…. speaking of which I can’t believe that knowing voter fraud is going on that we don;t do exit polls as a matter of course.

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