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Summary of Question 2
This proposed law would create a citizens commission to consider and recommend potential amendments to the United States Constitution to establish that corporations do not have the same Constitutional rights as human beings and that campaign contributions and expenditures may be regulated. Any resident of Massachusetts who is a United States citizen would be able to apply for appointment to the 15-member commission, and members would serve without compensation. The Governor, the Secretary of the Commonwealth, the state Attorney General, the Speaker of the state House of Representatives, and the President of the state Senate would each appoint three members of the commission and, in making these appointments, would seek to ensure that the commission reflects a range of geographic, political, and demographic backgrounds. The commission would be required to research and take testimony, and then issue a report regarding (1) the impact of political spending in Massachusetts; (2) any limitations on the state's ability to regulate corporations and other entities in light of Supreme Court decisions that allow corporations to assert certain constitutional rights; (3) recommendations for constitutional amendments; (4) an analysis of constitutional amendments introduced to Congress; and (5) recommendations for advancing proposed amendments to the United States Constitution. The commission would be subject to the state Open Meeting Law and Public Records Law. The commission's first report would be due December 31, 2019, and the Secretary of the Commonwealth would be required to deliver the commission's report to the state Legislature, the United States Congress, and the President of the United States. The proposed law states that, if any of its parts were declared invalid, the other parts would stay in effect. The proposed law would take effect on January 1, 2019.""

Question 2: Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by the Senate or the House of Representatives on or before May 2, 2018?

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County Blank Votes Total Votes Cast
Barnstable More »
 
79,840
35,235
4,419
119,494
Berkshire More »
 
39,650
11,766
3,537
54,953
Bristol More »
 
122,967
59,706
10,436
193,109
Dukes More »
 
7,928
1,783
568
10,279
Essex More »
 
207,311
93,927
16,026
317,264
Franklin More »
 
25,827
6,578
1,035
33,440
Hampden More »
 
97,378
53,274
8,522
159,174
Hampshire More »
 
54,905
14,354
2,444
71,703
Middlesex More »
 
486,433
163,731
28,014
678,178
Nantucket More »
 
2,952
1,049
204
4,205
Norfolk More »
 
214,460
84,753
12,939
312,152
Plymouth More »
 
142,487
74,033
10,693
227,213
Suffolk More »
 
182,127
55,360
17,355
254,842
Worcester More »
 
207,724
95,898
13,037
316,659
Totals 1,871,989 751,447 129,229 2,752,665