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San Francisco Repeal of the Notion of Corporate Personhood, Proposition G (November 2012)

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A San Francisco Repeal of the Notion of Corporate Personhood, Proposition G ballot question was on the November 6, 2012 ballot for voters in San Francisco, where it was approved.

Proposition G sets as a San Francisco policy that corporations are not persons.

Election results

Measure G
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 260,595 80.99%
No61,18119.01%
Final certified results from the San Francisco County elections office.

Support

Proposition G was endorsed by the editorial board of the San Francisco Chronicle, writing, "Normally, declarations of policy such as Prop. G don't have much punch. These measures are nonbinding, amount to only a snapshot of voter mood, and may divert City Hall from more important chores. But on this topic, embodied in the Citizens United decision rendered in 2010, San Francisco should join other cities and states in sending an unmistakable message. Elections shouldn't be tainted by heavy-spending sources leaning on free speech guarantees. Corporations aren't people and should be governed by campaign finance laws."[1]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Proposition G: "Motion ordering submitted to the voters a policy declaration that supports limits on political campaign contributions and spending; and opposes artificial corporate rights, and giving corporations the same rights entitled to human beings."

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