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Social Welfare Groups A Dark Money (Scam) & This Scary Chart Proves It 3/23/14

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    Published on Mar 23, 2014

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    "More and more money is going into U.S.

    elections without any disclosure of where i

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    Published on Mar 23, 2014

    PROVIDED BY CNNNEXT.COM

    "More and more money is going into U.S.

    elections without any disclosure of where it's coming from.



    Spending by "dark money" groups -- organizations that do not have to disclose the sources of their political money -- has skyrocketed from about $25 million in 2000 to about $336 million in 2012, according to Federal Election Commission and Internal Revenue Service data that the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks money in U.S.

    politics, sent to The Huffington Post.



    As CRP's infographic below shows, the vast majority of dark money can be attributed to so-called "social welfare" groups, considered 501(c)(4) nonprofits.

    "Social welfare" groups have been a choice form of political spending for everyone from corporations to unions because of the anonymity they provide

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