The election campaigns in the United States have become more about which corporate lobby would win rather than which political candidate would win. The interest of the people are subdued by those of the corporations and wealthy individuals, and it has become a practice that has become so evident as well as taken for granted that even the everyday people have accepted it as part and parcel of how the system works. And, while the finger cannot be pointed on all the politicians, there are probably good numbers of people in the system who are putting the interest of corporations above that of the people whose vote they take to become politicians in the first place.
The vote bank politics is not something new, and money plays a significant role in how such things are processed. The fancy elections and its elaborateness need cash to be executed. Big companies and affluent individuals are the ones who shell out millions of dollars to support the politicians who they feel would favor their interests after winning. In the United States, the Supreme Court has given a free hand to the individuals and the corporations to offer unlimited funds to the political parties and candidates of their choice without any accountability. It has made it easier for the companies to spend money to buy out politicians and get on top of their priority list. So, once these politicians win, it becomes quite apparent that they would have to return the favor to the companies and wealthy individuals who funded their elaborate election campaigns.
End Citizens United, a political action committee, which has been protesting for the last couple of years against the Citizens United verdict given by the Supreme Court, has been supporting political candidates that support a change in campaign finance rules. End Citizens United wants to bring transparency and accountability in the campaign finance structure so that the companies cannot pressurize the political candidates with their donations and make the entire election process, a way to get into the power corridors without any accountability. End Citizens United supports political candidates who are against the existing campaign finance rules, and one of the political candidates it supports is Democrat Conor Lamb, who would be standing in the special elections to be held in March. Conor Lamb, a 33-year old ex-marine, and present Federal Prosecutor would be representing Pennsylvania. People have been showering their support on him, even though the district is known to be pre-dominatingly conservative.