This update comes from Business Insider's Dave Levinthal regarding the reporting entitled:
Biden's 'dark' side: How Democrats are embracing secret money and the Citizens United decision to defeat Trump
"Pro-Biden super PACs raised another $8.5 million in "dark money" during July. That brings their total "dark money" haul to more than $53.5 mil. New numbers come on week @TheDemocrats, in their 2020 platform, vowed to 'bring an end to dark money'."
According to Levinthal's previous reporting:
- Democrats including Joe Biden have railed against dark money but are now embracing such funds — whose original source is unclear — in a race to oust President Donald Trump.
- Pro-Biden super PACs have so far accepted at least $53.5 million that can't be traced to an actual person, according to an Insider analysis of federal election records.
- That's already about eight times the amount of dark money the pro-Hillary Clinton super PACs took during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Republicans have also made broad use of dark money sources for political gain.
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