Reports coming from Robert Mueller investigation that has implicated Kremlin with meddling with the 2016 U.S election indicate that there was indeed corporate interference. At this point, any forthcoming report about the influence brought by the company through Facebook ads is no-longer news to the American citizens. As days go by, the special counsel keeps unearthing more and more evidence. While the direct connection is yet to be established, it is evident that some of the elected officials have a hand in the degradation of the electoral process.
Influence of Foreign Money on the Election
The U.S constitution is clear on the laws governing foreign contributions to political campaigns. Financing any political campaign is prohibited. However, there are challenges when enforcing the rules. Additionally, if it does happen, there is not enough knowledge on how to address the issue. Preventing foreign intervention is achievable by having strict campaign finance laws. Lawmakers from the right wing dismantled the bills that sought to curb political financing. As a result, a small wealthy group of individuals has control in the political process.
The truth is that the Facebook ad campaign is just a tip of the iceberg. However, information released showed that Russians were not the only foreign entities influencing the election. Chinese nationals exploited a cooperate law and donated $1.3 million to a super PAC. The donation was made through American Pacific International Capital. Shell corporations were used by a wealthy Mexican to fund the election of some candidates. Additionally, 15 potential cases are investigating foreign involvement in the 2016 election.
End Citizens United
End Citizens United is a Political Action Committee. It was formed in March 2015. The organization seeks to counter the disastrous effects brought by the Citizen United. They have one mission; ending big money in politics. According to ECU, fixing the rigged system requires the election of leaders who are ready to champion for campaign reforms. A joint effort with the elected lawmakers will go further to push for campaign finance reforms and consequently, end undisclosed funding.
The End Citizens United says that the root of the problem is the Supreme Court 2010 decision that allowed billionaires to spend unlimited money in the elections. As a result, there is little or no accountability and transparency. Therefore, corporations and wealthy individuals are tipping the balance of power in their favor. The ECU has vowed to back Democrats who intend to take the war against Citizen United to the Congress.
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