Dark Money

Dark Money

Our politicians are owned and operated by dark money. What exactly is dark money?

Large lobbying groups in Washington DC are structured as tax-exempt 501c4 organizations. By law, they can accept unlimited amounts of tax-free money from undisclosed sources– even foreign governments. This is the key loophole that has enabled dark money to corrupt our system.

I filed a patent for an artificial intelligence algorithm that sheds light on dark money. It can be used to calculate a percentage “Made in the USA” for any given candidate. I always used to think my representatives were 100% Made in the USA but that’s nowhere near the case. Unlike any other candidates in this race, I will disclose my entire donor base so everyone can track where our funds are coming from.

Mr. Cordray, would you like to disclose how much you’ve received from the NRA? Mr. Kucinich, would you like to disclose why you visited Bashar Al-Asad? I’ve never accepted a penny from foreign-backed lobbyists. Turns out you can’t fight dark money if you’re owned and operated by it.