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It’s true: millions in dark money has been spent to tilt courts right

Westlake Legal Group ewJK4hr2SufBaE3Xnd5oE58xKfg010koQbFY1ZcvJps It’s true: millions in dark money has been spent to tilt courts right r/politics

Well, see now the Governor of Montana sued the IRS for allowing contributors of dark money to hide. See, they weren’t public, but the “non-profit” collecting the money had to file with the IRS, and that information gets passed to the states. So if something truly wonky is going on, that information is known and can be prosecuted by either the Fed or the States.

So, they lost that case because the IRS can’t just ignore regulations. So Treasury quietly does away with the regulations after losing the court case. So right now,there are proposed regs to completely obfuscate dark money contributors.

On top of that, there’s the 501(c)(4) shuffle. http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/09/exclusive-largest-dark-money-donor-groups-hide-ties-using-new-trick/

Basically, as a 501(c)(4) they’re allowed up to 49% of their work to be “political” and 51% has to be “educational.” I’m sure you can imagine what type of “political” they spend on (warped issue ads, often).

So what about their 51% educational expenditures? They donate it! To another 501(c)(4). And on, sometimes eventually donating back to the original organization in a loop of dark money that now has absolutely zero oversight. Or all of those that received donations turn around and put their 51% to some target org.

There’s a reason Moscow Mitch isn’t doing anything to secure our elections. Everything else he’s doing is to undermine our democracy.

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It’s true: millions in dark money has been spent to tilt courts right

Westlake Legal Group ewJK4hr2SufBaE3Xnd5oE58xKfg010koQbFY1ZcvJps It’s true: millions in dark money has been spent to tilt courts right r/politics

Well, see now the Governor of Montana sued the IRS for allowing contributors of dark money to hide. See, they weren’t public, but the “non-profit” collecting the money had to file with the IRS, and that information gets passed to the states. So if something truly wonky is going on, that information is known and can be prosecuted by either the Fed or the States.

So, they lost that case because the IRS can’t just ignore regulations. So Treasury quietly does away with the regulations after losing the court case. So right now,there are proposed regs to completely obfuscate dark money contributors.

On top of that, there’s the 501(c)(4) shuffle. http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/09/exclusive-largest-dark-money-donor-groups-hide-ties-using-new-trick/

Basically, as a 501(c)(4) they’re allowed up to 49% of their work to be “political” and 51% has to be “educational.” I’m sure you can imagine what type of “political” they spend on (warped issue ads, often).

So what about their 51% educational expenditures? They donate it! To another 501(c)(4). And on, sometimes eventually donating back to the original organization in a loop of dark money that now has absolutely zero oversight. Or all of those that received donations turn around and put their 51% to some target org.

There’s a reason Moscow Mitch isn’t doing anything to secure our elections. Everything else he’s doing is to undermine our democracy.

edit: added citation links

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I’m James Dawkins, running for the NC House District 17, and you can literally Ask Me Anything!

Westlake Legal Group bABXsUCwmRLhBDcVv_ryGIAAOuaHWTWcanP1jjCkE_E I'm James Dawkins, running for the NC House District 17, and you can literally Ask Me Anything! r/politics

Hello fellow Redditors!

I’m James Dawkins from Southport, North Carolina, and I’m a progressive Democratic candidate for the North Carolina General Assembly (State House).

I’m here on this solemn day to introduce myself to the Reddit community, of whom I’ve been a part for 4 years, and who were the inspiration for me running for office, and let you guys Ask Me Anything about running a State Campaign from outside the establishment, but I’ll answer pretty much any questions asked. I won’t request that we keep the discussion on my new film, Rampart.

You can see detailed policy positions, information about me, and some pictures from the campaign trail, on my website, though I need to get used to taking more pictures!

www.dawkins4nc.com

Just last week we got the news that the State Court has struck down the gerrymandered maps that the dastardly GOP wrote, and we’re looking at a fair election in 2020. If we have a fair election, I’m confident that Democrats can take back the State House and Senate, and that’ll include me winning my seat and getting to do good work for the poor, working class, and elderly of my district and the great state of NC!

Thanks, and ASK ME ANYTHING!

Proof: https://i.redd.it/aumbpjqsonk31.jpg

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‘A New Low’: NC Republicans Override Governor’s Veto While Dems Attended 9/11 Ceremony

Westlake Legal Group TuoyUInQXUY_qZKvAxcBYs5-iJKCLBdHurRfz1ytCPg ‘A New Low’: NC Republicans Override Governor’s Veto While Dems Attended 9/11 Ceremony r/politics

Every single democrat or independent running against these examples of human trash should absolutely hammer home how they mocked our 9/11 dead in every single political gathering, or ad, or any other possible venue. North Carolina Republicans mocked the policemen and firefighters and regular everyday people who lost their lives in that tragedy, and North Carolina Republicans laughed and chortled with glee while they subverted democracy, and mocked our sacred dead.

Every time a Democrat gets up to speak in the NC congress or senate, they should open with how North Carolina Republicans laughed and chortled with glee while they subverted democracy, and mocked our sacred dead. Every. Single. Time.

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Turns Out The White House Was Behind Ross’ NOAA Threats After All

Westlake Legal Group dEPocNP42lWX6lMTcbKZmxDQltfmerQeNFz1EsgnuAE Turns Out The White House Was Behind Ross’ NOAA Threats After All r/politics

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‘A New Low’: NC Republicans Override Governor’s Veto While Dems Attended 9/11 Ceremony

Westlake Legal Group TuoyUInQXUY_qZKvAxcBYs5-iJKCLBdHurRfz1ytCPg ‘A New Low’: NC Republicans Override Governor’s Veto While Dems Attended 9/11 Ceremony r/politics

Every single democrat or independent running against these examples of human trash should absolutely hammer home how they mocked our 9/11 dead in every single political gathering, or ad, or any other possible venue. North Carolina Republicans mocked the policemen and firefighters and regular everyday people who lost their lives in that tragedy, and North Carolina Republicans laughed and chortled with glee while they subverted democracy, and mocked our sacred dead.

Every time a Democrat gets up to speak in the NC congress or senate, they should open with how North Carolina Republicans laughed and chortled with glee while they subverted democracy, and mocked our sacred dead. Every. Single. Time.

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Trump lashes out after poll says he would lose badly in 2020 to Biden, Warren, Sanders and Harris

Westlake Legal Group bJNJ0QaSsjmrCEfeMuxV3gntb5NnJcuz4g__zct7MlU Trump lashes out after poll says he would lose badly in 2020 to Biden, Warren, Sanders and Harris r/politics

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Donald Trump Sparks Anger With ‘Never Forget’ 9/11 Tweet | “Except when we invite the Taliban over for a photo op,” George Conway fired back on Twitter.

Westlake Legal Group Sc5KwOixXDohY-0VwxYwuNgTPHMD8hm5pGEW9thIghU Donald Trump Sparks Anger With 'Never Forget' 9/11 Tweet | "Except when we invite the Taliban over for a photo op," George Conway fired back on Twitter. r/politics

Trump’s first three tweets of the day were anti-polling rants.

Then he mentioned he’s going to the Pentagon, saying “Leaving the White House soon to speak at the Pentagon. My great honor!” because of course it’s about him – what else would it be? He hasn’t yet mentioned 9/11.

The fourth tweet, and hour and 20 minutes later, is the “Never Forget” pic, the Worst Couple standing alone at a National Park (never forget to cut the budget to those National Parks!) with their backs to us.

I bet at some point he calls today Nine One One before the end of the day.

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Jerry Springer says Trump ‘took my show and brought it to the White House’

Westlake Legal Group QgM7JNRjA9_iyUsFpDZDz2Hs4_zj_SxBnVKGuCcjrgc Jerry Springer says Trump 'took my show and brought it to the White House' r/politics

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Gerrymander guru’s secret files: He used racial data to disenfranchise black voters

Westlake Legal Group Op78VfQdk1-MLAA6Detts9ZovqJcUDmn6bUGLT-eV5k Gerrymander guru's secret files: He used racial data to disenfranchise black voters r/politics

Nothing to me has proven more true about America than when I first came to this realisation: the reintegration of the Confederacy into the Union was a poison pill that the Union swallowed. It’s going to kill the United States in the long term. The more I look at how the south abhors democracy, abhors civil rights, abhors values like a shared sense of humanity, empathy, and compassion, the more I feel like the United States of America will in the history books of the 30th century be known as inbetween-phase, a temporary joining of what are essentially two separate Americas and will eventually be two different states.

I feel like it’s starting to become time to face the music: the south just doesn’t want what the rest wants. They don’t aspire to the same things, they don’t have the same goals. If it wasn’t for the millions of black people living there, who require protection from racist laws by federal oversight, what reason would there be for Alabama and New York to be part of the same country? I say give them the myopic dystopia they desire. Give them their guns, abolish their health care, give them their tyranny of corporations and their dismantling of unions. They still wave the flags and worship the statues of a slave state, so let them be slaves.

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