Democrats claim they hate dark money in politics. You’ve heard it from them a thousand times.
The truth is that they don’t hate dark money so much, when it helps them in elections.
In 2020, there were hundreds of millions in dark money that flowed into Democrat campaigns.
Dark Money, Assailed by Dems, Aided Biden: Analysis
Though Dems have long criticized anonymous money in politics, this latest election cycle saw a wave of it flow into and fill up Democratic Party coffers.
According to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics for CNN, more than $320 million in “dark money” boosted Democrats in races for the White House and congressional seats, more than double what Republicans saw.
At the top of the list, the analysis showed, was Joe Biden. He took in nearly $132 million in such anonymous funding for his bid to unseat President Donald Trump. Trump, who is appealing vote counts showing a Biden win, received just $22 million in dark money.
Biden’s aides declined comment on the record, CNN said, but pointed to his letting reporters listen in on fundraising events as evidence of his support for transparency.
They also note that the former vice president, a supporter of public financing for federal candidates, has proposed sweeping changes to address the role of money in politics and curb the outsize influence of dark money while backing more small-donor, grassroots funding for candidates.
Even CNN is reporting this, if you can believe it.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) November 27, 2020
More than $320 million of #DarkMoney helped boost Democrats in the White House and congressional races — more than double the anonymous dollars that aided Republicans in this year's federal elections, according to an analysis by OpenSecrets and @CNN https://t.co/aDBQa8JDIJ
— OpenSecrets.org (@OpenSecretsDC) November 27, 2020
It’s almost like Democrats are complete hypocrites on this subject. Almost.