BY JEREMY MOULE
The idea that the wealthy buy elections is nothing new. It’s been an issue since America’s earliest contests.
But that doesn’t make it right.
So it was with great interest that I read a recent Mother Jones article, “Follow the Dark Money,” that analyzes the history of campaign finance reform. It pays particular attention to influence peddling, anonymous spending, and the rise of independent SuperPAC’s.
Campaign finance is an important subject that voters really ought to pay attention to. Money in elections is all about influence. An accompanying piece in the magazine, written by Mother Jones’ co-editors, sums up the issue up in one sentence:
“In other words, no matter what you care about—climate change, abortion, taxes, net neutrality—it all comes back to who pays for our elections.”