Trying to find out who and which groups are trying to secretly impact elections is discouraging. The Citizens United ruling in 2016 opened a Pandora’s box of attack ads against political opponents funded by secret donors. Today’s Supreme Court ruling requires full disclosure beginning now. The Supreme Court declined to hear the case referred from the Appellate Court.
The top organizations participating in the dark money ads include the Chamber of Commerce, the conservative Crossroads GPS, the Koch brothers Americans for Prosperity, and the National Rifle Association. Organizations may continue to publish ads and fund campaigns. The difference is that now individuals and groups contributing to these organizations must reveal their identities. Read the report on the decision here.