June 17, 2012

Stanton A. Glantz, PhD

Philip Morris and Reynolds' lead down to 16,778 votes

As of Friday afternoon, the Secretary of State shows that the tobacco companies' lead has dropped to just .4%, 16,778 votes.

As before, things remain too close to call.

The LA Times has a good story, which is available here.



In public, the industry says it's confident of winning "we have always felt in a good position to hold on and be successful when all the votes are counted" LATimes June 16 (link above)
But in private, the industry doesn't seem so confident; California elections workers find they're "observed by two employees of a [tobacco industry] law firm" KXTV June 18 http://www.news10.net/news/article/197463/2/Votes-still-uncounted-Prop-2...
Once again, this industry that says one thing in public and does something very different in private. In private, they're worried, they know it's going to be close.

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