Mitt Romney: Let’s Hand Our Elections Fully Over to the 1%

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Washington, D.C.—In clarifying his remarks on campaign finance laws today, Mitt Romney made it clear—he wants our elections handed completely over to an elite set of wealthy Americans, according to campaign finance watchdog Public Campaign Action Fund. This morning, Romney said, “we’d be a lot wiser to say you can give what you’d like to a campaign.”

"Our democracy is not a gift to be placed under the Christmas tree for Mitt's millionaires," said David Donnelly, national campaigns director for Public Campaign Action Fund. "And that's exactly what the Mitt Romney Corruption Act would be: a handout to the wealthy 1% that want even more control over our elections."

In an interview today, first reported by ThinkProgress, Romney said, “My own view is now we tried a lot of efforts to try and restrict what can be given to campaigns, we’d be a lot wiser to say you can give what you’d like to a campaign. They must report it immediately and the creation of these independent expenditure committees that have to be separate from the candidate, that’s just a bad idea.”

“Americans should be worried about what would happen to our democracy under a Romney Administration, including whether he’d nominate judges even more radical than the current Supreme Court when it comes to corporate power,” continued Donnelly. “The only silver lining is that Mitt Romney’s position is like the weather in New England: wait five minutes and maybe it’ll change again.”