The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

Here in California, it’s dark, the votes are being counted, and two corporations – PG&E and Mercury Insurance – look like they’ve managed to buy their way into the constitution. More on the corporate take-over of ballot initiatives here.

Update:
According to KQED‘s John Meyers: PG&E currently paid $49 for every yes vote on Prop 16, Mercury Insurance spending $16.45 per yes vote on Prop 17.