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Florida’s Governor charged with Campaign Violations – End Citizens United

The current charges that are facing Mr. Rick Scott will probably provoke remembrance of another infamous act that involved him when he was serving as the CEO of the Colombia HCA. This scandal involved a Medicare fraud that saw Mr. Rick resigning. This followed after his company was forced to pay a figure close to $1.7 billion fine after the FBI investigated this matter to the core.

However, Mr. Scott denied those allegations just the way he has dismissed the campaign violation allegations that are facing him currently. This refusal has not been in the mind of many individuals until Mr. Rick appealed his fifth right in the court that handles civil issues, which are related to fraud. As his second term ends, the End Citizens United is focused on some of his undertaking that has a potential of improving his haunt for US senatorial position. Watch this video on Youtube.

Indulging End Citizens United Goal to Limit Campaign Contributions

In 2010, the Supreme Court recognized the corporations as the only entity that can spend untraceable and unlimited resources to support political candidates in the United States election. To this end, the candidate will not be required to explain the source of their support. Therefore, mogul can utilize their wealth to support the candidates of their choice without having to worry about what will follow.

This move, however, was strongly opposed by those who felt that this was not right this being the primary reason for the establishment of the End Citizens United. The main aim of this foundation is to ensure that the democracy of the citizens remains at the equilibrium without the influence of the wealthy. The primary basis of the accusation for this body includes the gifting of an undisclosed and unlimited fund. View the group’s profile on Politifact.com.

The New Republican PAC

In the middle of April this year, the American bridge reported that one of the entities that were chaired by Mr. Scott, PAC had received significant donations from some undisclosed equity executives. While the SEC has barred financial institutes from funding political activities, this funding is said to have been channeled to PAC.

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/12/05/democratic-pac-end-citizens-united-names-big-money-20-targets-2018/918680001/ 

 

 

Democracy, Political Activists

The elections in the country should be neutral and without any external influence. It is how the people of the nation would be able to trust the government and the leader. However, the elections in the United States are heavily influenced by the external forces, especially the corporations and high net worth individuals. These powerful entities want the government and leader of their choice to be selected by the people so that they can manipulate the government later on for their benefit. It handicaps the government and makes it impossible in many cases to function independently for the benefit of the voters. It is for this reason, it is seen that the political leaders make a lot of promises before the elections, but just don’t stand up to it after the elections are over.

It is for this reason Tiffany Mueller started End Citizens United, which is a political action committee that aims to turn over the decision of the Supreme Court to allow the corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money in funding the elections. The overhaul of the campaign finance rules would make it easier for the polls to be accountable and ensure that the people know which political candidate is working for the interest of the people and which candidate is in favor of the corporations and affluent individuals. End Citizens United aims to overhaul the Supreme Court decision of 2010 that it made in the case of the FEC and Citizens United. As per the choice, the Supreme Court allowed the individuals as well as the companies to spend the practically unlimited amount of money during the elections to fund their political campaigns.

Over the years, the amount of money being spent on the elections has been increasing and now run into millions of dollars. End Citizens United wants to stop the misuse of money and the manipulation of independent process such as elections, which decides the fate and future of the country. End Citizens United believes that if the country continues to be guided by the interest of the corporations and few wealthy individuals and families, then the benefit of the people would continue to be heavily compromised. End Citizens United financially backs the political candidates that have rejected the use of corporate money, and some of these candidates are Max Rose, Slyvia Garcia, Matt Morgan, Kattie Porter, Hiral Tipirneni, Debbie Stabenow, Gina Ortiz Jones, Abigail Spanberger, Nancy Soderberg, and more.

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