Crazy Money Behind Crazy Election in Virginia
AUBURN, AL- A recount followed by a Court decision means that a key race for a legislative seat in Virginia is a tie. A coin flip will decide the winner. The winner will decide control of the House of Delegates.
Though the story reads like that of an over-the-top political comedy, the reality is a stark reminder of the power of the few and the ability to influence our republic with overwhelming money.
Virginia, one of the few states that allow for unlimited political giving by individuals and corporations, opens the door for a handful of elites to impose their personal, financial, or ideological agendas on the people of the Commonwealth.
To get a sense of the craziness that was the campaign finance system in Virginia this year, please read this article to get a glimpse of a system gone awry: http://www.dailypress.com/news/politics/dp-nws-hod-races-money-20171207-story.html.
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