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Backers Say Potential Ballot Initiative Empowers Small Donors

Chelsea Talbert/Integrity Washington

August 2, 2016 - 11:00 am

Backers of an initiative aimed at amplifying small donations to politicians are waiting to hear if they’ve qualified for the November ballot. Initiative 1464 would give Washingtonians three 50-dollar “democracy vouchers” to donate to the politicians of their choice for each election.

The measure has support from groups that span the political spectrum, who say that a voucher system would allow politicians to spend more time with their constituents, and less time fundraising. Critics are worried about how the measure would be funded.

Reporter Eric Tegethoff has more information on the proposed initiative: