HOW THE RICH BUY ELECTIONS and POLITICIANS

The super PAC supporting Democrat Andrew Yang’s mayoral campaign in New York City has been funded almost exclusively by finance industry executives who have donated tens of millions of dollars to super PACs that supported President Trump and other national Republicans, according to records from the New York Board of Elections. 

While nearly all of the leading Democratic mayoral candidates are participating in the New York City public campaign financing program, including Yang, super PACs are still allowed to spend independently in support of their campaigns. Ahead of the June 22 primary, the pro-Yang Comeback PAC released its first ad today.

GOP Megadonors Fund Andrew Yang Super PAC – Sludge

This is a marvelous demonstration on how dark money and the super-wealthy can strongly influence the outcome of an election, affect the campaign issues and work against voters by their power over the candidates.

This is why there can be a popular mass wanting to support an issue overwhelmed by private and corporate money.

About Stephen E. McGaughey
Resident of the City of Coral Gables

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