CLC Analysis: FEC Rule Kept As Much As $769 Million In Political Spending In The Dark

Recently, in a victory for transparency in elections, a D.C. District Court struck down a Federal Election Commission (FEC) rule that had allowed as much as $769 million in dark money to flow into our elections since the 2010 election cycle, according to a new Campaign Legal Center analysis.

As a result, groups that make independent expenditures now must report all donors who gave for the purpose of furthering those expenditures. At least a dozen groups subject to reporting under the law have reported independent expenditures since the court’s decision took effect, but only a handful have reported their donors.

Will the FEC begin to enforce the law—or will it continue to stand by as dark money flows into our elections?

CLC Analysis

FEC Rule Kept As Much As $769 Million In Political Spending In The Dark

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