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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Dark Money?
The term “Dark Money” refers to political spending by an organization that is not required to disclose its donors or whose donors are obscured by one or more intermediary donors that mask the true source of the money. When these organizations donate to a group that makes independent expenditures, the public does not know where the money influencing their elections is coming from. Dark money allows special interests, many of them from out of state, to wield incredible influence in Alaska elections
What is an Independent Expenditure
Following a 2010 Supreme Court decision that overturned limits on corporate political spending, there is no limit to the amount of money that someone can spend to influence an election. As long as the spending is not coordinated with a candidate’s campaign, any person or organization can spend unlimited amounts of money on “independent expenditures” aimed at influencing the outcome of an election.
What's the solution?
Our solution: Stronger Disclosure Requirements
All individuals and committees will have to immediately disclose the name and the true source of all donations over $2,000.