If you were thinking of overlooking the fact that today is election day, don't. The Los Angeles Times offers a succinct and pointed explanation as to why today's election is so important: The June 8 primary does more than any in recent memory to illustrate the degree to which money, wielded by business interests and political parties, has usurped voter power by co-opting Progressive-era reforms. Californians should be wary of having their buttons pushed by corporations trying to amend the state Constitution to safeguard their profits, and by political parties that demonstrate less interest in the good of the state than in the good of the interests that keep them in power. So vote, dammit.
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