Category: Campaign Financing
Many people in the United States are not satisfied with the results of the election in 2016. They believed that the election was rigged and that the electoral system has been hijacked by the elites for them to dictate who will be the next president of the country. One group has been very vocal about their cause, and they wanted to see change as soon as possible. End Citizens United is a group founded in 2015 whose primary objective is to restore the electoral transparency in every local and national election in the United States. They believed that the truthfulness of the election results had been tainted with lies and deceit, and they wanted to change the way that the elections are being held.
End Citizens United is one of the leading voices of opposition to the current electoral system. The group was formed to counter another group, named Citizens United, which they accuse as the one who gave freedom to the elites in controlling the election. According to End Citizens United on gazetteday.com, back in the year 2010, the Federal Electoral Council ruled out that corporations and other business entities are not considered as an individual who has the rights to vote, and therefore, they cannot give out support to any official candidate running for a government post. However, Citizens United found this ruling as unconstitutional, so they brought the case to the United States Supreme Court. After thorough investigation and research, the United States Supreme Court ruled out that private corporations and business are considered as an individual, and they can support the candidate that they wanted by giving an unlimited amount of donations anonymously.
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End Citizens United stated that this erroneous ruling by the United States Supreme Court in 2010 gave the elites the signal to fund the candidacy of the politicians that they wanted to win. Businesspeople who has their agendas supported the politicians who promised to help them with their businesses. End Citizens United believes that this is a form of corruption in itself and that it must stop.
Earlier this year, the group has called upon their members worldwide, as well as those who believe in their cause to donate any amount that they can for them to stage more protest until the government decides to listen to their demands. With millions of people believing in the group, End Citizens United managed to raise $4 million. End Citizens United is still asking for donations, and experts think that they can collect more than $32 million from their members if they give continuously. The money raised by End Citizens United will be used to support a candidate who has the same cause as for them, and they are already preparing for the local elections in 2018.
This is a real headline. It shouldn’t be. https://t.co/rnlyCpjf7B
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) November 16, 2017