The whole purpose behind representation is to ensure that elected officials are beholden to their voters. But the source of their campaign funds force these officials to court the interests of a select few, the wealthiest of their donors, the neo-nobility of America. Dark money, secret political spending funneled through groups like LLCs to avoid disclosure and scrutiny for conflicts of interest, will still have a huge influence on the fate of Boyle Heights, Salt Lake City, and other parts of the nation.
There are ways everyday Americans can fight back. We can work for complete solutions like a constitutional amendment, but also for immediate solutions such as preventing someone trading political contributions for our tax dollars by at least requiring immediate disclosure.
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