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California's direct democracy system got "The Daily Show" treatment last night, as the satirical news show aired a segment sparked by the now-fizzled ballot battle over the so-called "Amazon Tax."

The segment on the initiative and referendum process includes interviews on two of the most colorful characters on today's state political scene -- GOP Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, and California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton.

Viewers of the Comedy Central show certainly got a taste of Burton's signature sailor mouth. By our count, the former congressman and state senator dropped no fewer than six f-bombs during the several minutes he appears on the screen.

"You curse more than a West Coast rapper," correspondent John Oliver remarked.

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