The elections should be fair and transparent for the public to trust in them. Even though people are coming to vote and to support the politician of their choice in every election, the trust of the people on the government that comes to power is diminishing with every passing term. It is mainly due to the rise in corruption in politics and how the big corporations are using their enormous wealth to woo the voters and deflect the direction in which the election results would sway as per their wish. With the kind of money being spent on elections these days, it is easy for the big companies and wealthy individuals to obligate the politicians to make decisions in their favor once elected.
The reason behind the use of such unprecedented amount of money in the elections in the United States is the decision made by the Supreme Court in the lawsuit between FEC and Citizens United. The verdict stated that the corporations and individuals be treated the same way as far as funding the elections are concerned and that the companies can use their money for election campaigns as per their discretion. It made it clear that there would be no cap or restrictions on how the money is spent on election campaigns. The amount of money spent on election campaigns has grown several hundred times in the past few years, and it is a cause of concern for the honest politicians.
The End Citizens United is a Political Action Committee founded by Tiffany Mueller in 2015 to protest against the Citizens United judgment of the Supreme Court. The End Citizens United basically tries to create awareness among the people as to why the Citizens United decision of the Supreme Court needs to be overturned. End Citizens United collects from the people and doesn’t’ take money from the big corporations. They use their fund to help support the election campaigns of the honest politicians who are against the Citizens United decision of the Supreme Court and are in favor of its overturn. Recently, End Citizens United announced that it would be supporting Conor Lamb, Democrat candidate from Pennsylvania to stand against the Republican Rick Saccone. Even though it is ideally a Republican territory, Conor Lamb has been able to garner a lot of interest around him, mainly due to his clean and reputable track record. Conor Lamb is an ex-marine and currently serves as the Federal Prosecutor.
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