Category Archives: US Elections

End Citizen United Restoring American to its Grandeur

Reports of a Russian company influence on the 2016 presidential elections were not surprising to most Americans. The investigations on Kremlin’s connection to the Trump campaigns were bearing fatal evidence. The elected officials stood complicit in the degradation of the whole electro process with the speculation of some politician having colluded with Russian officials. Visit crunchbase.com to know more.

The hundred thousand dollar ad campaign uncovered by the Muller was just a tip of the ice bag on the gravity nature of the matter. Foreign bodies are technically not allowed to contribute toward political campaigns. Sadly, preventing such foreign interventions in the democratic process has proven quite difficult because of the indifference of the country’s campaign finance laws. It makes it challenging to know how much of the foreign funds got used.

The End Citizens United, however, revealed that Russians donor weren’t the only foreign actors who tried to manipulate the elections. The Chinese citizens gave 1.3 million dollas to Jeb Bush super PAC through the American Pacific International Capital. A Mexican entrepreneur also made donations through a shell corporation. Tracking that money is however tricky because of the limited regulations regarding such contributions.

The contentious verdict by the Supreme Court in 2010, on a case: Citizen United versus the United States Federal Election Commission, made the labor unions’ and advocacy groups’ right to donate unlimited sums to political campaigns, constitutionally protected. This unlimited funding has the adverse influence on democracy. The organizations with the most money can easily bribe politicians. It also makes it hard for politicians to make it past the primary without ample financial backing.

To fight against this, the End Citizens United, a political action committee have endorsed the Democrats politicians seeking reforms. Proposals have been made like the Disclosure Act, the By the People reform package, and the Get Foreign Money out of U. S. Elections. In 2015 the founders of the ECU started their fundraising campaigns to counter the influence of the external and corporate money. They aim at gathering 35 million dollars by the 2018 midterm elections, from the hundreds of thousand individuals who felt that the system rigged against them.

End Citizen United is a nonprofit organization given to limiting the influence of money in the United States elections and restoring integrity in the democracy. It got founded in 2010 after the controversial Supreme Court ruling. They back candidates dedicated to reformations and bring the public’s attention to corrupt activities of the process.

Learn more:http://www.politifact.com/personalities/end-citizens-united/

 

George Soros Explains His View Of Donald Trump’s Muslim Comments

The Forbes billionaire hedge fund manager and philanthropist George Soros has recently been responding to calls from Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump for a ban on Muslim people entering the U.S. Soros is a well known supporter of the Democratic party and has used his vast wealth to provide the people of the world with an education and deeper understanding of the system of democracy. Trump’s comments came in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks that had unified the world in opposition to ISIS and other extremist groups; George Soros has used an interview published by Forbes to express his displeasure with the views of the potential Presidential candidate.

George Soros believes the comments of Donald Trump will have a negative effect on many areas of the world that are struggling to cope with the rise of extremism. The well known philanthropist who has been working to provide the values of democracy for the people of Africa and eastern Europe through his Open Society Foundations since 1979 believes the call for the closure of U.S. borders has set back the fight against ISIS. Prior to the comments of Trump a number of governments in the Middle East had reported making significant gains in lands seized by ISIS throughout the region.

The comments of real estate mogul Donald Trump are seen as dangerous for the people of the world by George Soros, who believes the comments made are the perfect recruitment speech for extremist groups. Soros believes the comments have come at a particularly difficult time for the people of Europe who are struggling under the weight of an influx of refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has also come under fire from Soros for her role in the refugee crisis, which George Soros believes has done little to assist the struggling members of the European Union. For Soros the future of the entire European Union hangs in the balance and could collapse completely should the refugee crisis not be handled effectively.