Nonprofit Spending Millions of Dollars to Influence Federal Elections Asks D.C Circuit for Right to Do So Anonymously

Bloomberg BNA:

A nonprofit that is spending millions of dollars supporting Republicans in the midterm elections is the latest group to ask a federal appeals court to help keep its donors secret.

Three cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit have the same central question: Does the public have a right to know who’s footing the bill to influence their votes?

A decision demanding that nonprofit groups disclose donor identities could lead to a U.S. Supreme Court case with wide impact on future election campaigns.

It’s a question for the courts because the Federal Election Commission has been stymied by partisan, deadlocked votes.

 

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