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Dark Money: Will Secret Spending By Billionaires Decide the 2012 Election?

from Democracy Now! :

The 2012 presidential election is set to become the most expensive race in history, with spending projected to top $11 billion — more than double the 2008 total. It will be the first presidential election since the Supreme Court’s landmark Citizens United decision, which lifted a 63-year-old ban prohibiting corporations, trade associations and unions from spending unlimited amounts of money on political advocacy. We’re joined by reporter Andy Kroll and editor Monika Bauerlein of Mother Jones magazine, whose new cover story is “Follow the Dark Money.” The article warns: “Super-PACs, seven-figure checks, billionaire bankrollers, shadowy nonprofits: This is the state of play in what will be the first presidential election since Watergate to be fully privately funded.”

2 comments to Dark Money: Will Secret Spending By Billionaires Decide the 2012 Election?

  • Paul Prichard (Paper Bear)

    Government of the people by those making the biggest donations for those making the biggest donations. The best government money can buy.

  • dishesdealer417

    The answer is Yes, it will buy the election the elite want. And if Ron Paul gets on the ballot I expect the false left v. right factions (demopublicans) to join together in massive ballot and voting machine fraud to make sure he doesn’t win.

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