- A pro-Trump group is now at the center of a legal complaint as the Federal Election Commission (FEC) aims to crack down on so-called dark money groups. According to Axios, dark money has become a critical fundraising component for the Republican Party as they were able to funnel “more than $1 billion in untraceable cash into the 2020 elections.”
- Under federal law, donors are required to disclose “anyone spending more than $250 on independent expenditures — or paid communications advocating for the election or defeat of a federal political candidate — identify donors who financed their political activity.”
- Now, a legal complaint has been lodged by the watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). The complaint levels an accusation at the political group Turning Point Action. The publication reports that the group allegedly raised “seven-figure sums last year with explicit pleas to support its pro-Trump political efforts.”
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