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Old February 19, 2020, 03:57 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by heyjoe
there were political action committees before citizens united and there were individual limits on what anyone could donate to a candidate before citizens united. your explanation is simplistic and misleading. It also doesnt look to me like billionaires lost. ask virginia, colorado,washington, and oregon.
Nothing about the Citizens United decision changed that. The law which was struck down did not address campaign donations at all. Nor did the law which was struck down place any restrictions whatsoever on how much money billionaires could spend to influence elections.

I repeat: I have yet to meet anyone opposed to the Citizens United decision who understands what the case was actually about.

And no, it did not declare that corporations are people either.
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