Where Citizens United opened up federal elections to limitless corporate money, a 5-4 decision yesterday by the Supremes has done the same for state and local elections.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down Montana’s century-old limits on corporate political spending, putting an end to the state’s resistance to Citizens United and effectively expanding that controversial ruling to the state and local elections.
Plainly said: McDonald’s can fully finance candidates for school board with more money than God (imagine school lunches in five years), and Walmart can run candidates for county boards and mayoral races, giving them carte blanche on zoning and taxes. Consequently, corporations will own every level of our electoral system now.
[Thanks to David Benowitz Attorney at Law]