PHOENIX, AZ – Terry Goddard today announced his plan for how to use the Secretary of State’s office to get Dark Money out of Arizona.
“Dark Money is a major threat to our democracy, and I can think of no bigger issue for our next Secretary of State,” said Goddard. “My plan will attack Dark Money from every angle – and is the culmination of months of research and consultation with some of the leading state and national election law experts.”
“Since the first day of this campaign, I’ve told voters that I’m running to take on Dark Money and get it out of our state,” Goddard added. “This plan shows how I’ll do it.”
Goddard’s plan includes:
- Adding disclaimers to Dark Money advertisements making it clear the group is choosing to not disclose its donors
- Requiring any group that mentions a candidate’s name in advertising within 60 days of an election to register as a political organization
- Expanding the definition of “doing business” in Arizona to include out of state groups trying to influence Arizona elections, and forcing those groups to register with the Secretary of State
- Establishing an audit protocol that would automatically audit a random sample of Dark Money groups
Goddard released a five-page plan, as well as an online presentation detailing his plan.
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