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MT Dark Money Disclosure Law Upheld by Federal Appeals Court

The Montana Legislature Passed Sweeping Campaign Finance Legislation that will Require the Disclosure of All Donors to any Independent Group Spending Money on State-Level Elections.

The Bipartisan Montana Disclose Act will effectively End the Flood of “Dark Money”, Electoral Spending by Nonprofit Groups that do Not Disclose their Donors, that has Plagued Recent Montana Elections.

Montanans Advocating for Political Ad Transparency are breathing a sigh of relief now that a Federal Appeals Court has Upheld their State's Campaign Disclosure Mandate.

To Counteract the Unlimited Political Ad Spending Allowed by the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision, Gov. Steve Bullock (D) pushed the Requirement into Law in 2015.

He has ceaselessly Promoted this Accomplishment in his Long-Shot Presidential Campaign, citing it as Evidence he's Uniquely Positioned in the Giant Democratic Field to Extinguish Dark Money's Influence in Washington.

The Montana Law requires Nonprofit Organizations to Register with the State as Political Committees and File Disclosures if they spend $250 or more in the Final Two Months of a Campaign on Advertising or Mailers referring to a Candidate, Political Party, or Ballot Initiative.

The Educational and Social Welfare Groups known as 501(c)(4)s, which usually Evade Disclosure Requirements and are often behind Dark Money Activity, are also Covered by the Requirement.

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MT Dark Money Disclosure Law Upheld by Federal Appeals Court


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