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By Harold Pease Ph D
Special to Anza Valley Outlook 

How to stop billionaire election buyouts

 

Last updated 11/15/2018 at 10:22pm



Presently, money for elections can come from other countries, states, counties or districts other than from where the candidate will serve, allowing outside sources and those of wealth – even billionaires – to buy influence. This influence often diminishes the power of the citizens to choose their own representatives.

Moreover, those holding “safe seats,” as for example Democrat Nancy Pelosi and Republican Kevin McCarthy, can either buildup gigantic arsenals to “nuke” a popular contender, or worse, handoff their unneeded donations to a like-minded candidate in another state to...



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