For years now, Democrats have been claiming that they want to get dark money out of American politics.
But apparently, like all things with the left, this was a case of projection.
Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign was bursting at the seams with dark money.
FOX News reports:
Biden’s White House victory fueled by record-shattering $145M in ‘dark money,’ report says
For years, Democrats have railed against anonymous campaign contributions as a uniquely corrupting political force — even as President Biden benefited from a record-shattering amount of “dark money” donations during the 2020 election.
A report published by Bloomberg News shows that Biden raked in about $145 million in donations from anonymous donors to outside groups backing him, far outstripping the $28.4 million spent on behalf of his rival, former President Donald Trump. It also tops the previous record of $113 million in dark money donations spent on behalf of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in 2012.
For instance, Priorities USA Action Fund, one of the most prominent Democratic super PACs supporting Biden, used $26 million in funds originally donated to its nonprofit arm, called Priorities USA, to back the then-candidate, according to Bloomberg. The donors of that money do not need to be disclosed.
Critics of dark money, which obscures the source of the funds, argue that voters should know who’s funding political advertisements and campaigns. The Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan group, has called it a “serious threat to our democracy,” and Issue One, another nonpartisan group that aims to reduce the influence of money in politics, has called it “the most toxic force in politics.”
People are talking about this on Twitter:
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) January 26, 2021
Joe Biden MUST release where his $145 million in DARK MONEY came from!!!!
Prove that it wasn’t CHINA!!!
— Graham Allen (@GrahamAllen_1) January 26, 2021
Biden campaign received $145M ‘dark money’ donations: report
Those critical of dark money, which hides the source of the funds, have argued that voters ought to know who’s bankrolling political campaigns and advertisements.
What do you think?https://t.co/UuyoSfxAdN
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) January 26, 2021
Biden should answer questions about this but who is going to ask them? The media?