Dark money consists of the hundreds of millions of dollars that flows secretly, from undisclosed sources, into organizations in order to influence policy and elections. Some of the biggest advocates and donors of dark money are Arabella Advisors, the Koch brothers and George Soros. The Koch network is a web of dark money that bullies conservative candidates into backing bad ideas, and into opposing American sovereignty.
The case of NAACP v. Alabama in the Bull Connor-era granted anonymous protection of donors from retaliation by the state. The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United increased the influence of dark money. Phyllis Schlafly opposed the influence of dark money in politics.
OpenSecrets.org is a superb resource for tracing dark money influence.
- Clinton Foundation
- Dark Money Basics by OpenSecrets.org
- Justice Democrats
- Frank R. White, Jr.
- Dark-money Republicans