Center for Responsive Politics

Dark Money

Data journalism piece for the Center for Responsive Politics, visualizing the rising complexity of dark money networks, where huge amounts of cash are funnelled through 501(c)(4) nonprofit organizations to influence elections.

Apart from the tax benefits, groups classified as 501(c)(4)s are not required to disclose their donors to the public, making these campaign contributions practically untraceable. Read more at CRP's dark money series.