The people are losing trust in the elections, and it is mainly due to the amount of money spent without any transparency in these polls by the big companies. The big corporations and affluent individuals are spending an unlimited amount of cash on the elections, which can influence the decision of the voters as to whom they would vote. In most of the cases, the politician who has been able to reach out far and wide and has had a glossy and loud election campaign is the one to have influenced the voters the most, which results in their win. It is what money can do in the election campaigns, and it is what has taken off the power from the hands of the honest politicians who want to serve the people.
Citizens United Vs. F.E.C lawsuit judgment passed by the United States’ Supreme Court in 2010 gave the power to the big companies as well as wealthy individuals to spend as much money as they want on the elections to back the political candidate of their choice. The verdict of the Supreme Court said that the corporations and other entities be seen as individual and independent entities that have the right to use their money the way they wish. It opened the floodgates for the funds to be used during the elections. The amount of money being used in the elections these days is beyond imagination, and End Citizens United is a PAC that was formed in the year 2015 to protest the decision of Supreme Court constitutionally.
End Citizens United uses the fund it collects from the grassroots donors to support the election campaigns of the politicians whose ideology matches with the organization. In that regard, End Citizens United announced that it would be encouraging Conor Lamb, who would be running for Congress from 18th Congressional District in the Special Election to be held in March. Ideally, it is a firm Republican hold, but Conor Lamb has managed to arouse a lot of positive attention towards him, and his excellent track record as an ex-Marine and Federal Prosecutor has also helped him gain the trust of the people. Many of the people in the region are also disappointed with the Trump’s Presidency, who would be voicing their opinion through their votes in the Special Elections. End Citizens United hope that by backing the honest politicians who are not supported by the corporate money would help create a regime of honest politicians in an otherwise corruption dominated politics.