Trump order could let even more dark money flood campaigns

When he ran for president, Donald Trump made noises about reducing the political influence of special interests and wealthy donors, decrying a “broken system.”

But a new executive order signed by Trump Thursday could create yet another way for unaccountable dark money to flood political campaigns — this time, with a tax deduction.

The ultimate result could be to further widen the gap in political influence enjoyed by the super-wealthy over ordinary Americans, undermining the promise of political equality that’s integral to a well-functioning democracy.

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