James Anderson recently published an article on Hi-Tech Chronicle, a website created to publish independent and informative information on the latest trends in technology and science. James Anderson is the editor for the website and also writes articles about business and technology. The article called “Russians Weren’t the Only Meddlers in the 2016 Election According to End Citizens United” discusses the recent release of information regarding the influence of foreign money on the 2016 presidential elections in the United States.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has revealed more and more evidence on the influence of advertisements on social media platforms which were purchased by the Russians to influence the presidential campaign. Though it is unclear if America’s elected officials were working directly with the Russians, it is clear America’s representatives are complicit in the corruption of the electoral process by permitting Big Money to donate to political campaigns.
Though foreign money is technically not allowed to supply resources to political campaigns, it is difficult to prevent particularly when it is unclear what the consequences are when it does happen. American law is currently incredibly lax about the finance campaign laws, making it difficult to prevent foreign money from intervening in political campaigns.
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In the past several years, many right wing lobbyists and lawmakers sought to take down the laws made to prevent and limit financial donations to campaigns. Because of this, those with large amounts of money can have a huge influence in the political process and many of these individuals are not even citizens.
The recent Russian digital campaign discovered by Mueller is only the beginning. There are a variety of loopholes in the law which makes it almost impossible to discover how much foreign money was invested in the campaigns of 2016.
For example, both Chinese and Mexican individuals were able to donate huge sums of money through their corporations to different super PACs. There are more than 15 different instances currently being in investigated for illegal foreign money being contributed to the campaigns. However, it is incredibly difficult to discover just how much was spent because there are not enough regulations enforcing the tracking of the donations.
End Citizens United is seeking to change that. They are a grassroots nonprofit organization that is dedicated to backing politicians and reforms that will limit the influence of money in the political election process. The Political Action Committee began in 2010 after they recognized the awful effects of Citizens United.
End Citizens United is attempting to raise awareness about the issue of money in politics and support pro-reform candidates.
Learn more about End Citizens United: https://thereisnoconsensus.com/church-money-politics-not-end-citizen-uniteds-watch/