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Recap: Voters in Missouri and South Dakota Approve Campaign Finance Measures

November 2016
Election Law News

Following up on what we reported in September, voters in several states went to the polls on Tuesday, November 8, to vote on campaign finance ballot measures. Voters in Missouri overwhelmingly approved Constitutional Amendment 2, imposing limits on political contributions for the first time since their repeal in 2008. Meanwhile, South Dakota voters narrowly approved an overhaul of the state’s campaign finance laws. Initiated Measure 22 decreases contribution limits and imposes far-reaching disclosure requirements on political advertising. Washington state voters, however, rejected I-1464, which would have sharply decreased contribution limits on government contractors and would have imposed a broad presumption of coordination for ostensibly independent expenditures in certain circumstances.   

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