According to a news source, the organizations that supported an Oregon ballot initiative that would have required foods made with genetically engineered (Ge) ingredients to be labeled as such have ended efforts to challenge a vote that narrowly defeated the measure. The groups apparently lost an emergency lawsuit seeking to include the ballots of some 4,600 voters who were rejected because the signatures on the vote-by-mail return enve- lopes did not match those on file. A court determined that the state’s rules on matching signatures were neither unreasonable nor illegal. An automatic recount had been triggered because the ballot proposal was defeated by slightly more than 800 votes out of 1.5 million cast. Of the initial 13,000 ballots with signature problems, 8,600 responded and matched their signatures. The remaining 4,600 were rejected. See Associated Press, December 11, 2014.