The following is a transcript of a report from "Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson." Watch the video by clicking the link at the end of the page.
The 2020 election in Georgia is not over yet. Not by a long shot. The two primary runoffs in Georgia could define whether Republicans keep control of the Senate, or Democrats take over Congress entirely. The implications are drawing a lot of outside money to the Peach State, in what’s being called the most expensive race of its kind ever. Scott Thuman follows the money.
Election Day may be in the rearview mirror for most Americans, but not in Georgia, where every day since is a battle. With two runoff races underway and control of the U.S. senate at stake, it means a river of money is flowing into the Peach State.
Anna Massoglia: We're talking about hundreds of millions of dollars. This is some of the most expensive races in, not just this election cycle, but all of history.
Campaign finance analyst Anna Massoglia is with the center for responsive politics.
And she’s been busy. 9 of the 10 most expensive senate races in American history came in 2020, and Georgia’s runoffs could top them all
Between the four candidates and the big political actions committees on both sides, a staggering $440 million dollars has been spent in the past 6 weeks.
Scott: What does it tell you when you look at these numbers?
Anna: Just how important this race has become nationally, not just to the voters in Georgia, but now political operatives and political figures at the national level have really taken interest.
So, amid that barrage of ads, the national groups, have come up with local names like ‘Peachtree’ or ‘Georgia Honor’, to keep the interest of local voters, who otherwise tune out, outside influence.
Scott (02:34): Is that just a clever way to disguise where all the money's coming from?
Anna (02:38): It gives the appearance and feel of being more of a homegrown operation. Whereas in actuality, it's national party leaders who are orchestrating the effort.
But it's not just the big donors pouring cash into Georgia. millions of individuals are taking part too, and from afar.
92% of giving for republican candidates through the platform ‘Win-Red’, came from out-of-state. Californians donated most, followed by those in Texas, Florida and then Georgia.
And for democrats, using a platform called ‘Actblue,’ 96% of donations originated outside of Georgia, most from California, New York, Washington, Massachusetts, Texas and Florida.
While the candidates spend money promoting themselves, outside groups are busiest tearing down the opposition.
Brendan Glavin is an analyst with the Campaign Finance Institute.
Brendan: “What you see is that the candidates will run ads, they are positive and talk themselves up. And outside groups tend to run more of the opposition, negative what people consider negative ads. So, it's easier for them. It's easier for the outside groups to run opposition ads.
And here’s the thing, it’s hard to say who’s giving all that cash.
Anna: That's the problem is we really don't know when it comes to dark money. We don't know the ultimate source of this funding. We can guess to some extent based on who the other donors that have been disclosed are, but in reality, we really don't know who doesn't want their contributions to these elections to be traced to them
And with the long-lines for early voting with still weeks to go, a sign Georgians feel the weight of the political world on their shoulders.
For Full Measure, I’m Scott Thuman, in Savannah.
From your above report :
“ And here’s the thing, it’s hard to say who’s giving all that cash.
“Anna: That's the problem is we really don't know when it comes to dark money. We don't know the ultimate source of this funding. We can guess to some extent based on who the other donors that have been disclosed are, but in reality, we really don't know who doesn't want their contributions to these elections to be traced to them . . .”
-the source of DARK money, Sharyl ?
Discover who had hired buses to carry protesters
dressed and carrying signs—BOTH supporting AND
opposing Charlottesville statues, driven into town
the day BEFORE those STAGED riots. Police had
PURPOSELY forced the ANTIFAcom ACTORS into
the White Preservationists’ area; and the ACTORS
had VIOLENTLY announced themselves the day
BEFORE!, by brutally attacking people/citizens
(( men, women, and children )) in a cafe near their
drop-off point, as police stood back and watched
My attention at your website began after a bit of
searching and learning—that you are clueless about
the HOW/WHY of the Charlottesville FALSE FLAG;
about the How/Why it had started and unfolded and
“AntifaCOMs”—C O M M U N I S T S !
Study pre-WW-II Germany and learn
America is being subjected to the ROOT
CAUSE of what had given rise to Nazi’s
Ugly Reprisals : C O M M U N I S T
agitators destroying traditional German
C O M M U N I S T S have been destroy-
ing America’s MORAL culture from the
1950s forward (( via Marxian entertainment
and Marxian MSM—via the Shadow Cabal )).
James Seigfreid says
Read “Witness” by Whitaker Chambers. He was THERE in the 30’s 40’s an 50’s. Chill you to the bone. That IS the Democrat Party TODAY
Bob TheLifter says
What we are witnessing is the global rise of the largest cabal of sociopaths ever to cooperate ... this will make the nazi movement look like a 1st grade parade. You are witnessing the fall of not only the US but the world at large .. The virus of sociopathy has mutated and is about to make prior communist/fascist/totalitarians massacres of over 200 million human beings look like a mere blip in the death rate.
Generations may never wake from the hell that is about to be unleashed. The Great Dystopia is upon on us.
(while it says below that our emails will not be published we know for 100% sure they will be "picked up" by you know who)
Alison Weir says
Sadly, too few people are willing to mention the role that Israel partisans like Sheldon Adelson (Republican), Haim Saban (Democrat), and numerous others play in our elections. Please see some of these articles: https://israelpalestinenews.org/lobby/ As Helen Thomas and many others on both sides of the political spectrum have said, discussing the Israel lobby is the third rail that people are afraid to touch.
Alison Weir says
This documentary, which was suppressed, gives more information on this: https://ifamericansknew.org/TheLobby/
I have had this question for a long time. Considering all the money spent on politics, WHO specifically is the recipient(s)? What is the Tax bite by those who receive all the money? I suspect it is the Media organizations that are the beneficiaries and that may be the number one reason they prefer hate and discontent. Please tell me I am wrong.