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    portal. It is from this venture the Citizens United overstepped the federal law requirements. The controversy arose when the corporation decided to use the general treasury finances in funding the project. The corporation could not do any advertisements without these funds. On the other hand, the federal law prescribes the actions of any organization to spend general treasury finances on political, opinionated expenditures. The federal law exerts this mandate via the revised article 203 of the 2002 Bipartisan

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    On the Citizens United, the court ruled against the desired disparity treatment of fourth estate corporations. It argued that the case did not befit the allowance provided in the First Amendments. Moreover, the court declined the views of the corporations that Amendment originally sanctioned the suppression of the corporations’ political statements. Additionally, the court realized that Austin impeded the facts of ‘open marketplace” guarded by the First Amendment. Therefore, the government’s opinion

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    important that candidates take our democratic system seriously and not toy around with our involvement in today's governmental system. Soft money contributions amounted to $487 million in the last election cycle, up from $271 million in 1996 and $86 million in 1992, according to the Federal Election Commission. One particular side to this issue is that people feel that enacting this reform would, ultimately, diffuse the simple act of giving and revealing the act of financial support to those who needs

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    financing of presidential election, which was considered a great step forward because taking public funds requires the candidate to limit their spending on the federal level. There is also the “hard money” in political campaigns, which is strictly regulated by law through the Federal Election Commission. Hard money is the contrast to soft money meaning that it is the contributions made by a person or PAC that gives to a federal campaign or political party for the use in federal elections. But of course with

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    Soft Money

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    influence elections. The more expensive it becomes to finance a campaign, the more important the money becomes, and subsequently the less involved the candidate becomes in listening to the "voices of the average Americans." The Federal Election Commission, established in 1974, was the first independent institution created to monitor and enforce the campaign finance reforms that were designed to limit [individual or corporate] contributions that would disproportionately influence a federal election. The

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    financing has drastically changed, with the Federal Election Commission and the Federal Election Campaign Act playing a significant role in how our leaders fund their political endeavors. It is through this legislation and amendments to this legislation that our trusted representatives attempt to ensure honest and wholesome fundraising. In 1971, Congress passed the Federal Election Campaign Act, establishing financial disclosure requirements for federal candidates, political action committees, and

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    The Politics of Campaign Finance

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    From the very first elections held in the United States, there has always been a strong link between money and politics. During the first elections in the late 1700’s you had to be a white male landowner over the age of 21 in order to vote, meaning that you had to have money in order to have your vote counted. It seems today that we cannot go a day with out seeing campaign finance in the media, whether or not it is through advertisements for politicians in the media or asked to donate money to help

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    The Money Trail

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    2000 presidential election would have by now disappeared from the race. So where does the money come from? By the end of this paper this question will be answered, along with many others that many Americans think about. The focus will basically be on the Federal Campaign Finance Law, soft money and how it effects the presidential race, and lastly Governor Bush and Vice-President Gore’s views on campaign finance reform. The only way to survive a presidential or congressional election race is with money

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    increases the number of votes that a candidate receives. While financing is not the sole factor in determining the winner of an election, studies have shown that when all else... ... middle of paper ... ...ill become the norm in our country. In general most people are opposed to an increase in taxes; while a system could be established that wouldn’t require an increase in federal taxes, I still don’t think that it would sit well with the American public. More importantly, it wouldn’t solve the underlying

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    directly to political campaigns. Both of these PACs donate there monies to conservative republican candidates in local, state, and national politics. The FEC or Federal Elections Commission is responsible for keeping the elections of public offices fair and just. This independent regulatory agency was established under the Federal Elections Campaign Act (FECA), and is meant to enforce the values that this legislature laid down. They also are responsible for disclosing where and who the money donated

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