The campaign finance watchdog Maplight-dot-org found one family responsible for almost a quarter of the contributions to California's ballot measures.
NEWMAN: "What's surprising is that a few individuals or wealthy organizations can control the political debate."
That's Daniel "G" Newman with Maplight-dot-org.
His analysis found Molly Munger and her brother Charles Munger Jr. have contributed more than $80 million total to either support or oppose propositions.
A mystery out-of-state PAC and union groups are also among the highest contributors.
Newman says increasingly only a handful of wealthy interest groups can afford to put measures on the ballot and run campaigns.
NEWMAN: "So we have this money dominated Propositions system that is undemocratic in a small "d" democratic sense."