Democrats (like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) have long complained about “dark money.” They try to stoke fears over our elections by saying many donors to campaigns remain anonymous.
Yet, these Democrats have never done anything to change the system. Mostly because… they benefit from it.
But now, one state Supreme Court is striking a blow against dark money.
From Fox Business:
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the “Voters’ Right To Know Act” will appear on the ballot this November, striking a blow to opponents who sought to disqualify the initiative.
The act would require any organization spending more than $50,000 on a statewide election or $25,000 on a local campaign to disclose the names of individuals who contributed $5,000 or more.
Arizona’s Supreme Court did what many Democrats have vowed to do–but never bothered to try.
The court ruled that a bill that will shut down dark money can appear on the state’s November ballot.
The “Voters’ Right To Know Act” will require state and local campaigns to disclose the names of anyone who donates $5,000 or more.
This strikes a blow against “dark money,” as it will prevent big donors from keeping their names anonymous.
The goal is to ensure voters know who is bankrolling political candidates. Maybe voters won’t be too eager to vote for someone if they knew Planned Parenthood was funding their campaign.
Or George Soros. Or another organization (or person) with a left-wing agenda.
An important detail of this ruling is that it gives voters the right to decide. The court is making the decision for Americans.
Instead, Arizona residents will have the power to decide this state policy.
And isn’t that the whole point of democracy?
- The Arizona Supreme Court ruled in favor of a ballot measure targeting dark money.
- The “Voters’ Right To Know Act” will require campaigns to reveal the names of big donors.
- Democrats and other politicians have long complained about “dark money,” but have done nothing.
Source: Fox Business