Dark money infiltrates local, state and national political campaigns

Betty Q. Hixson

Dark money is untraceable political cash that the public knows little about, including where the funds come from and where the funds are spent.

A 2010 Supreme Court case, known as Citizens United v. FEC, allowed specialized political groups to collect donations from almost anyone and spend unlimited amounts of money on campaigns and campaign issues.

In effect, the financial floodgates were opened, pumping billions of dollars into political races from small town school boards to national presidential elections.

Dark money appears to be at the center of current investigations being conducted by federal and New Jersey authorities.

Why does dark money matter?

Good government advocates argue that hiding political donations can obscure political corruption and deprive the public of information they need to make informed decisions at the ballot box. 


https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/watchdog/2022/03/13/dark-money-infiltrates-local-state-and-national-political-campaigns/7017307001/

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