‘Dark’ money influencing Atlanta elections
This month’s mayoral race ushered in a new era for Atlanta’s municipal elections.
Dark money donors—or Independent Expenditure committees—bombarded voters with billboards, text messages, and TV ads. Once fixtures on the national scene, these deep-pocketed donors are increasingly setting their sights on local elections to shape policies and anoint candidates.
They remain anonymous, even as the public pushes for greater transparency in elections.