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Munger pours more into redistricting measure

By Josh Richman
Friday, January 29th, 2010 at 4:46 pm in ballot measures, campaign finance, redistricting.

Palo Alto physicist Charles T. Munger Jr., son of Warren Buffett’s billionaire investor partner, on Tuesday put another $716,544.99 into his “Voters First Act for Congress” ballot measure, bringing his total since October to $2,729,741.99.

The proposed constitutional amendment would remove authority for setting California’s 53 Congressional district boundaries from the state Legislature, and would give that authority instead to the same Citizens Redistricting Commission that will soon be setting state Legislative boundaries (as required by 2008’s successful Proposition 11).

He’s the only major donor to the campaign; he has until March 22 to gather and submit 694,354 registered voters’ valid signatures in order to qualify the measure for November’s ballot.

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