November 7, 2018 •
Massachusetts Passes Ballot Measure to Limit the Influence of Money in Politics
On Election Day, Massachusetts voters passed Question 2, paving the way for campaign finance reform.
The ballot measure establishes a citizen commission tasked with producing a report on the state of political spending in the Massachusetts and promoting an amendment to the United States Constitution. The commission would also report on whether the state can legally limit corporate contributions.
Proponents of the ballot question hope it will help in overturning the 2010 decision in Citizens United, while those against it argued the measure was a protest vote and created a new governmental body solely for symbolic gesture.
The measure passed 71.3 percent to 28.69 percent, with 81.8 percent of precincts reporting.
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