Biden reeled in more ‘dark money’ than any other candidate in history, majorly outpaced Trump donations: report

President Joe Biden received a record-breaking amount of “dark money” from anonymous contributors that helped propel him into the White House. A Bloomberg report found that the Biden campaign accepted more dark money than any other presidential candidate in American history.

During the 2020 presidential campaign, Biden reportedly reeled in a record-breaking $145 million, topping the previous record of $113 million that Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) received in his failed 2012 presidential bid against Barack Obama.

Former President Donald Trump’s dark money donations majorly dwarfed Biden’s, and he purportedly only received $28.4 million from anonymous donors.

A report from CNN in late November stated, “More than $320 million of so-called ‘dark money’ helped boost Democrats in the White House and congressional races — more than double the anonymous dollars that aided Republicans in this year’s federal elections, a new analysis shows.”

“It’s not surprising that Biden set the mark given that the $1.5 billion he hauled in overall was the most ever for a challenger to an incumbent president,” Yahoo News reported.

Meredith McGehee, the executive director of campaign finance reform advocacy group Issue One, told Bloomberg, “The whole point of dark money is to avoid public disclosure while getting private credit.”

Open Secrets, the self-proclaimed “most comprehensive resource for federal campaign contributions, lobbying data and analysis available anywhere,” defines dark money as “spending meant to influence political outcomes where the source of the money is not disclosed.”

The South China Morning Post said Biden’s campaign had previously “called for banning some types of non-profits from spending money to influence elections and requiring that any organization spending more than $10,000 to influence elections to register with the FEC and disclose its donors.”

Amy Kurtz, executive director of the left-leaning nonprofit Sixteen Thirty Fund, said, “We have lobbied in favor of reform to the current campaign finance system, but we remain equally committed to following the current laws to level the playing field for progressives.”

Despite running a super-PAC supporting Biden, Even Cecil said her group supports campaign finance reform, “We still look forward to the day when unlimited money and super- PACs are a thing of the past.”

Democrats enjoyed a record-breaking third quarter of 2020 where the political party raised $1.5 billion through left-leaning crowd-funding website ActBlue over three months, according to Politico.

A Biden spokesman did not immediately respond to requests for comment by Bloomberg.

4 thoughts on “Biden reeled in more ‘dark money’ than any other candidate in history, majorly outpaced Trump donations: report

  1. Once again democraps get away with illegal shit. Trump was a better president than Biden will ever be. Biden is already taking credit for stuff Trump tried to do but democraps fought him all the way but backing Biden for the same stuff. It’s fucking sickening!

  2. Biden and the Dems are so Corrupt. Their is a War going on behind the scenes. I don’t think Biden is allowed into the Pentagon at this point, nor is he in charge of the Military. Many know that Biden is an Illegitimate President. Trump Won by a million votes, Biden only 50 and many know it.

  3. This is probably directly related to the criminal asset collected practice during the Obama/Biden 8 years that Sleepy IMMEDIATELY restored after taking possion of the oval office!!!!1 I NEVER heard ANYTHIMG about this illegal practice or “redirecting” award proceeds from lawsuits? in federal courts from defendants to liberal organizations! This was done because of a “presidential directive” by Obama according to what I read! Sounds like stealing of plantiff’s monetary awards to me?

  4. Why are any politicians allowed to accept “dark Money”? I worked in the Medical field all my career. It was drilled into our heads while we were in training & when we were hired in whatever line we choose to serve that accepting “gifts of gratitude” or just an offer of a “free lunch” was absolutely forbidden. If we were caught doing so that meant we would be written up with appropriate punishment which could be anything from a few days off without pay to being reported to the medical board where one could lose their ability to practice. Why do politicians not have any rules of conduct? It has become, during my many years of observation , clear that politicians are 99.9% corrupt & will sell their soul to the Devil for one extra vote or one extra dollar in their pocket. Is it any wonder that AMERICA is, to steal a phrase from my Granny, “going to HELL in handbasket”. I live in fear for my child & grandchild.

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