I have been keeping an eye on several ballot initiatives in yesterday's election. Not all results are finalized, but here's what we know so far:
In Colorado, mandatory GMO labeling was defeated by a wide margin, 66% to 34%, with 93% of precincts reporting.
In Oregon, mandatory GMO labeling is very close and still up in the air. With 88% of the votes counted, the "No's" are ahead by about 26,000 votes (659,404 to 633,132), giving the "No's" a current 51% to 49% margin.
A vote in Maui, HI to ban cultivation of GMOs is too close to call
Berkeley, CA passed a soda tax (75% in favor vs. 25% opposed)
The majority of voters in San Francisco, CA favored a soda tax (55% in favor), but the initiative required a 2/3 majority to pass. Thus, the soda tax failed in San Francisco.