A Blindfolded Steve Bullock Demonstrates the Impact of Dark Money in Politics
Governor and presidential candidate Steve Bullock put on a blindfold to show the danger of dark money.
“I don’t know what I’m about to be handed, and there’s a lot of the same when it comes to our elections,” he said. “We have no idea what’s going into the campaign offers and who’s actually spending money to try and influence and buy our elections.
Bullock said he is adamant about fighting against dark money. In Montana, he signed an executive order that said, if you want a contract with the state, you have to disclose every different way you’re spending money to try and influence state elections.
“And that’s what I would do as president on the first day,” he said. “The U.S. government contracts with dang near every corporation in America. That sunshine and that transparency, it ought to dry up quite a bit of the dark money spending that we have right now.”
Bullock says the American people are handed things each and every day, and somehow they’re supposed to process, where the truth is in it.
“At the end of the day, we’re all equal at least once every two years, and that’s on Election Day,” he said. “We have an obligation to make sure that everyone knows that they can influence the elections, and they have more influence than any corporation that doesn’t disclose their dollars.”