An article on Common Cause upholding the merits of disclosure and pointing out the dangers of secrecy states that US democracy “…works best when politicians are held accountable…when districts are drawn fairly, elections are run honestly, and when the American people know who’s funding the candidates vying for our votes.”
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Money politics has long dominated American politics, but the scale of the problem has gotten much worse since the Supreme Court made its infamous 2010 ruling known as Citizens United. This is despite the fact that evidence is growing that small donors can fund political campaigns if they get some support such as through a voluntary public matching funds program. New York City’s system of matching funds for small donors has gotten particular attention.