by Jon Rappoport
March 17, 2013
The relentless Brad Friedman of TheBradBlog ran this story down and broke it. There was, indeed, a recount of the Prop 37 vote.
Prop 37, the ballot measure that would
have mandated labeling of all GMO food sold in California, went down to
defeat last November, under suspicious circumstances.
So a small group, headed by Tom Courbat, former senior budget analyst for LA County, decided to challenge the vote.
In California, any voter can do that,
if they’re willing to pay for it. And they have to pay for the recount
county by county. They pick the counties they want to start with, they
contact the county registrars, and they’re told what the price is. It’s
different in each county.
So the group picked Orange and Sierra
Counties. They paid the fee. The votes were recounted, and there was no
appreciable change in the numbers.
The group decided Fresno County should
be next. That’s when trouble came and whole thing blew up. The county
clerk in Fresno, in charge of all voting processes, is Brandi Orth.
As The Brad Blog reveals, Orth came up with a staggering price for a vote recount. Here are a few of the details:
Orth stated there would be an up-front fee, due before the recount even started, of $18,000.
The cost per DAY of doing the recount?
$4,000. This included five vote counters who would each be paid $46 an
hour—to sit and count. Then there would be a three-person executive
staff, each of whom would be paid an astonishing $92 an hour.
Note: In Orange County, the Prop 37 recount didn’t cost $4,000 a day. The fee? Only $600 a day!
But here is the best part. As Tom
Courbat, the leader of the Prop 37 recount group, spoke with Fresno
County Clerk, Brandi Orth, he suddenly learned he was being charged for
the phone conversation—and also for Orth’s staff “getting ready” for a
Understand this. No recount had begun.
Courbat hadn’t given the green light for a recount. But, he was
informed, he was already $4000 in the hole.
Courbat estimated a vote recount in
Fresno County was going to cost his group $78,000 by the end of three
weeks worth of work. They didn’t have the money.
The Fresno County recount was toast.
And with it went any chance (even if one assumes a recount would be
honest) that Prop 37 could be fairly reviewed in California.
At this point, I ran down a few facts
about Fresno County. It’s the number-one county in the US for
agricultural production; in 2007, $5.3 billion. Major employers? Kraft
Foods, Del Monte Foods, Foster Farms, Zacky Farms, Sun-Maid. A local
outfit, David Sunflower Seeds, is owned by the giant ConAgra.
Beginning to form a picture? Fresno is
Big Agriculture, and the last time I looked, Big Ag isn’t rushing to
support GMO labeling. They love Monsanto, crime boss of the GMO world.
Brandi Orth, who blocked the recount,
was installed as Fresno county clerk a mere 10 months before Prop 37
went up before California voters. This happened, as The Brad Blog points
out, because the previous county clerk, Victor Salazar, suddenly
announced his retirement with three years left on his contract.
Who picked Orth as the new county
clerk? The five members of the Fresno board of supervisors. I noticed
that two of them, Phil Larson and Debbie Poochigian, were members of the
Fresno County Farm Bureau.
That’s quite interesting, because in
the run-up to the November Prop 37 vote, the Farm Bureau was one of the
organizations that signed on to a large NO on 37 print ad.
Let’s recap. The recount on the Prop
37 vote is stopped cold in Fresno County (a major center of Big Ag),
because the county clerk, Brandi Orth put up absurd, incredible, and
arbitrary obstacles. Orth was selected for her job, in the first place,
by a board of supervisors on which, at the very least, two of the five
members were opponents of Prop 37.
Does the California state government
and, in particular, the state attorney general’s office give this
foul-smelling situation even a sniff? No.
Article continues at jonrappoport.wordpress.com
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