Outside Money Presidential Ads from Secret Sources

Outside Money Presidential Ads from Secret Sources

Because of gaps in reporting requirements, spending reported to the FEC is only part of the picture.  Groups are not required to report to any public agency certain spending that is intended to influence an election but falls outside of certain time windows before that election.  When all types of outside spending on television ads related to the presidential race are taken into account, 32% the spending has come from by “dark money” groups that do not disclose their donors.