2020-03-02 12:12:56

How Money Has Corrupted Our Elections



Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Brendan Quinn, the outreach and social media manager with the Center for Responsive Politics.

United States Elections are in shambles. The role of money in our electoral system is well-symbolized by the fact that we have a billionaire in the White House and two billionaires vying to run against him.

The two moneyed Democrats Mike Bloomberg and Tom Steyer, have both funded their own races themselves, because why not? They do not need to rely on voter support because they have a nearly limitless supply of campaign cash at their disposal.

Add to that how billionaires are funding so-called Super-PACs, and we see a significant skewing of the electoral process.

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