A vast majority of Eau Claire County residents backed regulating corporate spending on political campaigns in an advisory referendum Tuesday.
With 27 of 69 wards reporting, the vote was 13,454 to 5,743 in favor of amending the U.S. Constitution to limit spending by corporations, unions and political actions on political advertising.
The county is one of about 350 communities nationwide that have voted on this issue. The referendum is advisory, meaning approval of the measure doesn't mean the law will change.
In June, the Eau Claire County Board agreed to place the referendum on the fall ballot after the Chippewa Valley affiliate of Move to Amend supported the measure.