Friday, September 16, 2016

Wisconsin Dark Money Corrupts Elections

The Guardian just leaked evidence of corruption that, if picked up by the U.S. Supreme Court, could fundamentally disrupt the way dark money corrupts our elections.

The U.S. Supreme Court is deciding next week whether to take this case.

The leaks reveal:

- Gov. Scott Walker may have done political favors for the lead industry in exchange for millions: National Lead pumped $750,000 into a dark money group supporting Walker's campaign. As Governor, he promptly took action to repeal laws that would hold lead manufacturers liable for lead poisoning.

- Soliciting dark money donations in exchange for meetings: Email correspondence detailing an "entry fee" for a meeting with the Governor.

- Billionaire funders' blatantly shirking the law: Photos of checks written by donors to the dark money group signed “Because Scott Walker Asked” even though candidate/dark money coordination is illegal.

Wisconsin Prosecutors filed suit against Gov. Walker, but the Wisconsin Supreme Court threw out the case and ordered all associated evidence be destroyed. Why? Well, at least one of the Justices on the case had benefited from massive campaign spending by the same billionaire interests.

Thankfully, the documents were leaked and it's the best hard evidence in a decade showing what happens when our Government doesn't have strong Anti-Corruption laws.

Gov. Walker, his Campaign team, and cronies might not even be held accountable. It's up to the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether this evidence ever gets inside a Courtroom.

The best way to make sure the U.S. Supreme Court takes this case is to put public pressure on them to hear it. History has shown that the Supreme Court will take action if a story is in the public eye.

This isn't just about Scott Walker or Republicans, it's about a broken system that affects both Parties nearly every day.

Click Here for a snapshot of the leaks and to sign a petition urging the Supreme Court to take action to reign in dark money.

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