End Citizens United, a prominent PAC which is fighting against unaccounted money into the election process, conducted a survey on Russia-Trump ties and found that more than 61 percent of the U.S. citizens want an investigation on it. The poll was administered by PPP, also found that majority of the people are opposing the sack of the FBI Director James Comey. “The faith in government and the system is at an all-time low, and a majority of them feel that a foreign institution has stolen the election process – a situation that is threatening the democracy,” said the President of End Citizens United, Tiffany Muller. “The situation is alarming that President Trump has fired the person who was responsible for the investigation, and now, people wanted an impartial investigation to find the real answers.”
While almost 61 percent of people think that an independent investigation is required to find any Russian links in the 2016 Presidential election, 30 percent think otherwise. 52 percent believe that Russia made an involvement in the election, but 34 percent don’t think that way. Almost 51 of the people opposed the decision of Trump to fire the FBI Director while 41 percent supported it. The disapproval rate of Trump stands at 56 percent and only 39 percent people found to be happy with the performance of Trump administration. End Citizens United joined hands with Every Voice and launched a campaign called ‘Independent Investigation Now,’ to pressurize senators to demand an independent inquiry into the suspected Russian rig in the Presidential election. The campaign will include polling, earned media, grassroots action, and paid advertising.
End Citizens United is a PAC founded in the year 2015 to defend the Citizens United verdict by the Supreme Court in 2010. The judgment paved ways for unaccounted money to politics, and that changed the political landscape in favor of corporations. The PAC is working to reverse the ill effects of the verdict by legislation and planning to send as many pro-financial reform representatives as possible to the Senate and the Congress. During the first three months of 2017, the PAC has raised $4 million and expecting to make it $35 million before 2018 midterm elections scheduled for Congress.
It is a significant improvement from the $25 million achieved in the 2016 Presidential election. More than 100,000 people have contributed this year and at least 40,000 of them are first time donors. The amount will be utilized to send maximum pro-reform candidates to Congress. Muller confirmed that the current average contribution stands at $12 per head, and more people are now aware of how the money is eating the democratic process. Since the PAC has set a ceiling of $5,000 per individual, the contribution to it is actually reflecting its mass support.