Tag: dark money
Minnesota Senate passes Democracy for the People Act—prohibits foreign-influenced corporate spending...
The bill, which garnered 80 percent of Minnesota voters' support, according to a statewide poll conducted in November, will head to the governor's desk, who pledged to sign it.
If justices can be bought by billionaires, lifetime terms only enable corruption rather than protect the U.S. Supreme Court from undue influence.
"If Democrats really believe in democracy and campaign finance reform, we must ban super PACs in primaries," said Sen. Bernie Sanders.
"You want to 'preserve #SCOTUS history'?'" said one watchdog group. "Hire a curatorial staff. Don't run a pay-for-play."
The finding comes a month after Senate Republicans tanked a bill that would have required dark money groups to disclose their donors and funding sources.
Conservatives are hoping right-wing courts will intervene to deny debt relief to tens of millions of borrowers.
The donor is Barre Seid, who donated all of his shares in his electronics company, Tripp Lite, to the nonprofit group run by Leonard Leo, who helped select former President Trump’s conservative Supreme Court nominees.
"Billionaires shouldn't get to use their enormous wealth to pick and choose who they want in office."