California votes in favor of overturning Citizens United by passing Proposition 59

Voters approved Proposition 59, which instructs elected officials to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Citizens United decision that dramatically altered the way money can be spent on politics.

The Associated Press projects the ballot measure passed with 52.3% of the vote.

Proposition 59 is not legally binding and includes no punishment for California’s senators and representatives. While much of the delegation supports overturning the decision, some members have indicated they won’t comply with the voter instruction. Read on.

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