In 2016 over $100,000 of your tax dollars went to political parties!
Currently politicians can receive taxpayer funding for their political campaigns through a program operated at the Clean Elections Commission.
Last election cycle it was discovered that politicians financing their campaigns with public funding were quietly channeling those funds to political parties instead of spending the money on their campaigns. In 2016, over $100,000 was funneled to the state Democrat Party by candidates throughout the state!
Instead of fixing the problem, the Clean Elections Commission (CCEC) passed a rule codifying the abuse! Even worse, they expanded the rule to allow publicly financed candidates to give their money away to political special interest groups like labor unions, the NRA or the Sierra Club.
It is only a matter of time before BOTH parties are competing to take advantage of these loopholes.