End Citizens United – Watchdogs of Democracy

End Citizens United started in 2010 when the Supreme Court in the USA made a huge classification. It classified corporations as ‘people’, allowing massive corporations to spend unlimited amounts of cash and leave no trace what so ever. Through this classification, elections could be bought with money. Votes and the democratic process were secondary. Even though, End Citizens United have been classified as a democratic outfit, they consistently make it clear that the reason that they are supporting Democrats is because, in spite of having Republican party members speak out against the big money involved in elections, the powers that be in the Republican party and their representatives in the US Senate are vehemently fighting it.

End Citizens United simply have one aim, remove big money from the scope of elections, provide a chance for pro-reform candidates to be heard, and help keep elections unadulterated. They are championing the democratic process in the United States and have vehemently opposed candidates that have used big money to get to where they are. A candidate of the sort, is Rick Scott, the current governor of Florida who in 1997 took a shameful exit from the position of Columbia/HCA under allegations of Medicare fraud which had the firm pay $1.7 billion as fines. Even with Rick’s determination to pass the blame to his subordinates during the crisis and later starting to dismiss the accusations completely.

End Citizens United have submitted complaints against Scott, accusing him of taking campaign donations (that currently have his funds at $78 Million) through the New Republican Super PAC, to avoid limits being imposed. This is a violation of the Federal Elections Commission rules. Closer examination has revealed that Scott was chairing the PAC when private equity firms that profited from his ruling on state pension investments donated to the PAC, which Scott allegedly syphoned to his own election campaign. The firms were believed to have made more than $3 Million in fees alone thanks to his decision. End Citizens United has fought the influence of money in elections and is fighting Rick Scott as well. Their tireless efforts is a ray of hope for a truly democratic election and true reform.

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