With the American political system deluged with super-sized donations, a few innovative proposals are trying to harness small donors and, in one case, divert campaign cash to charity.
Campaign finance scholar Jessica Levinson noted that a $100 donation
to one campaign might not exactly cancel out $100 to another campaign if
one side uses the money more effectively. But she likes the idea.
"If it's legal it could be a win-win, in terms of candidates saying,
'I’m helping to raise money for charity,' and people still being able to
voice their support in a way," said Levinson, who teaches at Loyola Law
School in Los Angeles.
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