ProPublica: Secret Donors Behind Some Super PACs Funneling Millions into Midterms
Super PACs are required to identify their contributors, but some of them are funded entirely or mostly by social welfare nonprofits that don’t have to do so. That leaves voters in the dark about where money is really coming from. It's not illegal for super PACs to be funded entirely by dark money unless a nonprofit is effectively acting as a straw donor, helping the real source of a contribution avoid disclosure, said Paul S. Ryan, senior counsel for the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center. Otherwise, such donations are kosher at the federal level, he said, even if "voters are getting no useful information about where the money's coming from." To read the full article at ProPublica, click here.