Initiative aimed at big campaign money makes November ballot

By Tim Hoover

The Denver Post

An initiative aimed at stopping the influence of corporate spending on political campaigns will be on the November ballot in Colorado, though even if it passes, it won’t have any binding legal effect.

Secretary of State Scott Gessler on Wednesday certified the initiative as Amendment 65 for the November ballot, finding that proponents, who had submitted 182,113 signatures had the requisite 86,105 valid signatures of registered voters to make the ballot.

The ballot measure instructs Colorado’s congressional delegation to propose and support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would reverse the Citizens United decision in 2010 that held corporations and unions could spend unlimited amounts on political campaigns. Such an amendment to the U.S. Constitution could put limits on political spending by corporations and unions.

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