A Call to Overturn 'Citizens United'
The 2012 election was by far the most expensive in U.S. history.
Now that the campaign season is over, we can finally get a break from all those ads. Most people know those ads and the huge sums of money that paid for them were unleashed by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Nearly $1 billion is estimated to have been spent by outside groups alone.
That amount is a direct result of Citizens United. Nearly 80 percent of Americans, including 68 percent of Republicans, 82 percent of independents and 87 percent of Democrats, want a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.
Eleven states have formally called for an amendment, including Montana and Colorado, where the voters statewide voted on Tuesday to call for one.
Let’s add North Carolina to that list.
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