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Follow the money: Who’s funding Prop. 64 in California?

[Originally Posted by Brooke Staggs at The OC Register]

‘Being able to accurately track who’s giving cash to a campaign can have an even bigger impact on an election’: Here’s why it’s hard following Proposition 64’s campaign funding in California.

One published media report this month said the campaign to legalize marijuana in California had raised $18 million. Within days, other major news outlets pegged the total at just one-third that amount, while a nonprofit campaign watchdog group said the figure was $11 million.

Why the conflicting numbers?

It’s complicated. And it points to the growing difficulty of tracking funds in California campaigns, despite – and in some respects because of – election fundraising disclosure requirements that are among the most extensive in the nation.

Read the entire article at The OC Register.

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