Dark money groups spent at least $875,000 trying to sway Myrtle Beach state Senate race

The Charleston Post and Courier

Groups that advocate for more transparency argue the system allows powerful individuals and special interest groups to try to buy the election results they want while keeping the public blind to their involvement. “It undermines the integrity of the democratic process, because, very clearly, the organizations that are the sponsors of these TV ads are not the real source of the messaging,” said Austin Graham, an attorney with the Campaign Legal Center. “There are individuals somewhere behind that who are playing out an agenda and playing out a strategy.” 

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