AZ Prop 112 officially voted down after recount

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December 21, 2010

PHOENIX, Arizona: On November 29, 2010, Arizona state officials began their recount of Proposition 112, the ballot measure that would change the petition drive deadline for ballot initiatives to be two months earlier than the current deadline. On December 20, 2010, the measure was officially voted down, as the results of the recount showed the 'no' votes outweighing the 'yes' votes. Final results showed the measure being rejected by a razor thin margin of 792,664 (49.9%) to 792,858 (50.1%).

Only two other known statewide recounts have been held in Arizona, one in a 1994 Democratic primary and the other in 1916, when there was a legal challenge for the position of governor. The recount was predicted to cost taxpayers between $150,000 to $200,000, according to state elections officials.[1][2][3]

This officially brings the total of defeated Arizona ballot measures in 2010 to six, while five measures were approved by state voters, including Proposition 100 on the May 18, 2010 special election ballot.

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