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“I gotta learn about the candidates so I can get active in this campaign before it’s too late.”

“I gotta learn about the candidates so I can get active in this campaign before it’s too late.”

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Come late to the electoral process and lose the power

In Massachusetts, civic-minded citizens go to the polls to vote in every election for governor. While that is commendable, it is no longer enough. Political campaigns have become pitched battles between wealthy conservatives and persistent plebeians. Recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions liberalizing restrictions on campaign contributions have shifted the advantage to the plutocrats.