Rick Scott is the latest politician to be swept up in End Citizens United’s mid-term election frenzy. The PAC has been hard at work, advocating for candidates, and targeting opposition in preparation of numerous congressional seats opening up. Rick Scott, who ECU claims violated elections laws by coordinating with corporate PACs, denied the accusations saying he is has done nothing wrong. End Citizens United has produced documentation and formally filed a complaint against the candidate with the Federal Elections Commission. It is one more move on their intricate chessboard in a game they have played since 2015.
Created in 2015 to thwart the Citizens United ruling made five years prior, End Citizens United is attempting have an amendment amended. The cause for this quest is the controversial Supreme Court decision in Citizens United vs. Federal Elections Commission. The 5-4 decisions included corporations as having the freedom of speech. Opposition to the decision believes that this harms elections by allowing Big Money to support their candidate without restraint. So the End Citizens United was born. Headquartered in Washington D.C., End Citizen United strives to elect legislators advocating for election reform into congressional and senatorial seats. If enough of these legislators get elected then they can being the tedious process to have the first amendment amended.
This way the definition can be shortened back to the individual and corporations will no longer have unfettered access. Many politicians do not see a problem with this, but then again many of them get support for corporate PACs. Politicians like Scott, and although receiving money does not spell corruption, the possibility that he may swing legislation the way of whatever corporation supports him is to great for the comfort of many. In addition to going after candidates like Scott, the ECU is also compiling a list of legislators advocating for mid-term seats who are for election reform. The goal is to keep their supporters informed so they can vote the right way, and possibly steal some seats from the opposition.
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) July 12, 2018