Arizona Daily Star: Ruling Boosts Big Money’s Influence

Letter to the Editor written by Edison Lin

Re: the April 8 article “Big outside groups overshadow parties in key races.”

I am confused why our lawmakers seem to be in favor of increasing the power of shadow groups on local elections.

Obviously, more dark money is going to negatively affect our elections and the Supreme Court’s McCutcheon ruling will inevitably allow big money to influence our democracy.

The “see-no-evil” interpretation that our justices and judges have used to strike down restrictions on donor contribution only seems to be leading us in the direction of deregulation of campaign contribution and the strengthening of special and big money interests.

Edison Lin, Student, Tucson

The original letter can be viewed here.