End Citizens United, Changing the Rulings

The End Citizens United is looking to fight back against the anything-goes campaign and the federal laws. There has been a recent ruling by the Supreme Court that will have an impact on future rulings and is controversial.

The End Citizens United was formed in 2008 by the conservative group that opposed Hillary Clinton and her race for the presidency. A video was made about Hilary Clinton and her goal to get the Democratic nomination against Barack Obama. They even produced a video that attacked all her missteps as a politician. According to the Federal Election Commission, the video was found to be nothing more than a 90-minute campaign ad. They requested that the group reveal the funders or funder for the video. When the group refused to do so they were in violation of this federal law. The law stated that all funding sources for any ads related to politics need to identify their funding source. Read more news about the group on USA Today.

The End Citizens United campaign is looking to fight back against this ruling. The group has filed a lawsuit against the FEC and is looking to have this ruling overturned. So far, the federal courts have upheld the original ruling.

Two years after the initial ruling, the End Citizens United Scored a victory. The United States Supreme Court overturned the federal decision and ruled in favor of this group with a 5-4 vote. The ruling was based on the First Amendment and the right to free speech. Many people still find this ruling to be controversial. They are worried that this campaign and ones similar in nature will have an impact on the election system which can lead to unfair voting practices.

While the decision is still being examined those in politics felt that the Citizens United campaign helped the Republican Party and gave them an advantage. It is suspected that some of the wealthiest people in the country were secret funders.


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George Soros The Main Donor and a Loyal Democrat Supporter

George Soros is a business tycoon, author, political activist, and philanthropist. He is among the top 30 richest people in the world. George Soros is the founder and chairman of Open Society Foundations, an organization that supports democracy and human rights in more than 100 countries worldwide. He was born in Hungary, but later acquired US citizenship. George Soros has been a loyal supporter and donor of Democrats Party for more than 30 years. In 2004 US elections, he funded Democrat party with $ 27 million in a move to counter the election of Republican candidate, George W. Bush as the president of the United States.

According to Federal Election Commission, George Soros donated more than $ 25 million in a bid to boost the election of Hillary Clinton, the Democrat presidential nominee. He had faith that Hillary Clinton would win the election. People close to him said that he was more politically concerned in the just concluded elections than in the previous years. He had even planned to attend the Democrat Convention to witness the acceptance of Clinton as the Democrat presidential flag-bearer. George later canceled the trip to attend to some personal business in Europe, but showed support for Clinton.

After Donald Trump mysterious victory over Hilary Clinton, George Soros and other billionaires who funded Clinton’s election campaign held a 3 day, closed door meeting. This meeting was held in Oriental hotel, Washington and was sponsored by Democrat Alliance donor club. The meeting was attended by high profile individuals who included leaders of Democratic Party, leaders of trade unions and other liberal groups. The agenda of the meeting revealed that they planned to block Donald Trump 100 days promise to Americans. They believed Trump’s plan was an assault on the achievements of President Obama and harmful to the nation.

Read more: Here’s How George Soros’s Latest Predictions Have Played Out

The meeting came at a time when there were concerns about the role of the Democracy Alliance. The alliance was accused of failing to carry out its mandate. The alliance was said to have been converted to a social refreshment club for some rich individuals and labor party officials.

Despite Clinton’s defeat, Solos is still committed to supporting leaders whom he thinks will bring positive change to the people of America. He has in the recent past funded a group working to defeat Joe Arpaio with $2 million. Joe had been the Marcopa sheriff for 24 years. According to local campaign finance filings, George Soros has donated $1 million to a campaign team in Houston Harris County, $1.5 million in support for unseating an incumbent attorney in Gilpin County and $1 million in Phoenix County in support for a democrat candidate.

George Soros not only donate his funds to politicians but he also donates to people in need especially refugees. He is supporting refugees businesses by giving them more funds to expand their businesses. This year alone he has donated $500 million to immigrants and refugees businesses. He has called upon other people of goodwill to follow suit. Soros added that he will partner with humanitarian organizations like International Rescue Committee and United Nations High Commission for Refugees to oversee his donations.

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