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updated: 11/7/2012 12:23 AM

Voters back amendment targeting SuperPACs

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Voters in Lisle Township and Warrenville overwhelmingly backed a proposed amendment that would strip constitutional rights from corporations and special interest groups funneling large amounts of money into political campaigns.

The nonbinding question asked whether individual people only -- and not corporations, associations or any other organized entity -- should be entitled to rights afforded in the constitution.

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With all 114 precincts reporting, there were 34,786 "yes" votes and 20,282 "no" votes, according to unofficial results.

The proposal was in response to a 2010 Supreme Court ruling that money is considered protected political speech and should not be limited for special interest groups and other parties.

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