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Campaign Finance: How money influences politics

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August 18, 2017

The story

Campaign finance has always been

What's this case?

Citizens United. The Supremes ruled that election spending

counts as free speech

I'm bored. Why is this a big deal?

What's a PAC?

A political action committee. They can give money directly to candidates and political parties. But

there are rules

And what's the other one?

What's that?

We’re talking

“dark money.”

Sounds complicated.

Yup. Recently, the head of the Federal Election Commission – which literally exists to make sure everyone’s following campaign finance laws – said there's really

no way


There are a lot of rules to campaign finance. And a lot of loopholes. The 2016 presidential race was one of the

most expensive

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