Ben Cardin - Senator for Maryland

CARDIN SAYS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PROTECT FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS IS ESSENTIAL AFTER MONTANA SCOTUS DECISION

"Corporations are not people and should not be able to distort our electoral process"

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Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) responded to the Supreme Court’s decision in American Tradition Partnership, Inc. v. Bullock by renewing his commitment to a constitutional amendment that would restore balance to our election finance system.

“The Supreme Court decision to essentially doubled-down on the wrongfully decided Citizens United case will only serve embolden the special interests and big corporations looking to buy elections and exert undue influence on our electoral process. Montana’s 100-year old law that was struck down today was a reasonable guard against the corrosive influences of corporate cash in our political system.  The Supreme Court has succeeded in further tipping the balance of justice against American voters.

“The only suitable response to this decision is for the Congress to send to the states for ratification a Constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United and restoring the original intent of the law. We don’t really know how much more corporate cash will be injected into the current election cycle but I fear it will increase dramatically, to the detriment of free and fair elections.”

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