It is now not a crime for any person whether rich or poor to spend money on any elections. At least, this is a ruling that was reached by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2010. Back then, the case that was before the court involved End Citizens United and F.E.C. The case touched on very important issues that have marred U.S. elections for many years. But since the ruling, it is now easy for anyone to spend money on any political party as they want.
The court maintained that the term ‘corporations’ can mean people because no single is made up of only buildings. Each corporation, whether small or large is made up of people. Besides, it gave interest groups as well as wealthy people to use millions of dollars in campaigns as they wish. On hearing about the ruling, End Citizens United embarked on a campaign to collect money from those that were willing to donate. According to political analysts, the ruling meant that it is now easy to buy an election in the U.S. It doesn’t matter which side the candidate is. As long as the candidate or party can afford to rally its people to donate, the candidate can have a better chance to win the election.
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It is for this reason End Citizens United was formed back on March 1, 2015. The aim was to try much as they can to combat large spending that comes with elections. The group agrees that it is not easy to stop people from spending during an election. The founder understands that in every election, there must be spending. All they wanted was to combat careless expenditure.
On their official website, endcitizensunited.org, End Citizens United categorically says that they do not get their money for a few selfish people whose intention is to change the way people vote but the use of money. The site says that their money comes from small donations that people make. In doing this, End Citizens United wants to ensure that true patriots who stand for the rights of the common people are elected in big office. In the end, they want people to learn a lesson that it is not necessary to have big money in order to win an election.