End Citizens United’s main goal is to make sure political campaigns are kept free of political persuasion by monetary means. ECU works with candidates that are like minded in keeping big money out of the political system so topics and discussions aren’t swayed to lean one way or another. This objective also keeps donations from becoming unlimited and undisclosed.
End Citizens United have filed a complaint against Rick Scott stating that Scott is using PAC to support his political campaign. It is stated that he used PAC to get around the federal monetary limits that is placed on contributions that are directly made. To date, Scott has raised almost $80 million for his campaign so far.
What the PAC is for is to raise as much money as needed and spend what was needed in order to get elected without coordinating monies and working directly with campaigns. But, evidence shows otherwise with Rick Scott’s campaign as End Citizens United has been building a case against Scott.
Adam Bozzi feels that Scott is only looking out for his own political agenda instead of being for the law. Bozzi states that Scott has found a loop hole in the system allowing soft money that is meant for the president, be used for his campaign. But Rick Scott is already denying the accusations, but End Citizens United has presented evidence that states something very different.
End Citizens United knows their objective in getting big money out of politics and changing some of the disclosures will take a while to occur. Two short term goals is to keep campaigners from being able to hide the identity of those who made contributions and elect more Democrats for both Houses of Congress. Bozzi feels this is a band aid fix and for long term an amendment to the constitution or matters need to be taken to court. The argument is that unlimited contributions are not a part of freedom of speech.
That’s how the president of a new anti-corruption political action committee described the U.S. election system in wake of alarming revelations that Russian agents spent enormous sums of money to sway the 2016 elections.
Tiffany Muller is President of End Citizens United, a PAC that formed in 2015 with the goal of overturning the notorious 2010 Supreme Court ruling that came to be known as Citizens United. Muller said recent evidence that Russian Internet troll farms were buying up huge numbers of social media ads using fake accounts on Facebook and Twitter is yet another symptom of a campaign contribution process that has lost all transparency and credibility.
What’s more, Muller said the Republican party is simply unwilling to do anything about the hijacking of the American political system. That’s because they are addicted to big campaign contributions from sources that don’t have to reveal who or what they are – even if they are from a hostile foreign power.
Just about all of those donations were in tiny amounts – and average of just over $14 each – which proves that the goal of the ECU to get big money out of politics has powerful support among rank-and-file American voters.
The small donations continue to roll in – ECU officials say they are on track to beat the previous goal of $25 million by $10 million – or about $35 million for the coming 2018 midterm elections.
Muller said that no one should be under any doubt that allowing unlimited dark money from mega-corporations and billionaires has led to an alarming level of corruption. All this dark money floating around only makes it easier for foreign governments to inject cash into American elections, even though it is illegal to accept foreign funds for U.S. political campaigns. The 2010 Supreme Court ruling made it enormously more difficult to trace where any campaign contributions are coming from.