We can only defeat big money by bringing small money into politics, much as the Democracy Voucher Program gives the people agency.
American Corruption articles on Democracy Chronicles
American corruption here involves more blatant uses of money politics to corrode democracy. Forms of corruption obviously vary, but include government related bribery, extortion, cronyism, and embezzlement. Also see our sections on American democracy and Money Politics or our articles on Worldwide Corruption.
An example of big money flooding US elections is the top 100 donors to Super PACs in the 2020 elections who donated over $2billion.
Julia Letlow’s swearing-in showcases widows replacing husbands but also reveals leadership PACs for almost all members of Congress.
Just 6% of COVID-related contract recipients lobbied the federal government, despite receiving more than half of the pandemic funds.
Crony capitalism gone wild has resulted in wealth disparities, a loss of confidence in governments, and environmental degradation.
All allegations involving “pay to play” corruption in the administration have been denied. So have all sex trafficking allegations naming Gaetz.
Joe Manchin, West Virginia Democratic Senator has warned current campaign finance laws still allow foreign interference in US politics.
More than half of the states in the US are at serious risk of congressional districts being drawn to unfairly support one party.
The GOP controls most state governorships and legislatures but a new study shows GOP control of state government is bad for democracy.
To settle charges he conspired to circumvent federal election laws, Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire paid U.S. government $1.8million.