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March 20, 2024

Should political campaigns be publicly funded by the government or the general public?





Total votes: 6

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  1. Ruba Al-baddawi
    90

    I think both

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  2. GraciousElephant5
    104

    I believe they should be funded by both the government and the public.

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  3. CheerfulMagpie
    114

    There needs to be both public and private funding in elections. This will help to tackle some of the corruption and classism in politics, while also still allowing individuals to make their voices …Read MoreThere needs to be both public and private funding in elections. This will help to tackle some of the corruption and classism in politics, while also still allowing individuals to make their voices heard by donating money to campaigns. It will also help to level the playing field by preventing candidates from only catering to their wealthy donors and special interests. There will be less pressure to solely follow the opinions of those with the most money. Read Less

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  4. FearlessHusky1
    117.5

    I think both types of funding are compatible but the bigger issue is transparency. No matter the political party, I think that campaigns need to state clearly where they got the money, from whom, how …Read MoreI think both types of funding are compatible but the bigger issue is transparency. No matter the political party, I think that campaigns need to state clearly where they got the money, from whom, how it was used, how much of it was used, etc. I think all this information needs to be given in detail so concerned citizen and watch groups can check for any irregularities. Read Less

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  5. SEM99
    18

    I think campaigns should receive some public funding but not become reliant on them. Not every candidate, especially a first-time candidate, is wealthy or a fundraising prowess. Publicly-funded …Read MoreI think campaigns should receive some public funding but not become reliant on them. Not every candidate, especially a first-time candidate, is wealthy or a fundraising prowess. Publicly-funded campaigns can allow all candidates to start out with a solid floor. However, I still think it’s important for candidates to eventually show that they have strong fundraising skills. In many races, the candidates that show strong grassroots support win elections. Read Less

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