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Senator Ron Johnson Votes Again to Protect Dark Money and D.C. Special Interests

Jan 20, 2022

Yet again, Senator Johnson has sided with his dark money allies and big money donors over the people of Wisconsin, choosing to support the irreversible fall of American democracy and putting himself on the wrong side of history. By voting against the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act, he proved once again that the only people he is fighting for in Washington are his wealthy supporters.

The Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act, a commonsense anti-corruption and voting rights bill combining ideas from Democrats and Republicans, ensures every American has the freedom to make their voices heard in our elections, ends dark money so that corporate special interests and billionaires aren’t buying our elections, stops partisan gerrymandering, and protects our elections from sabotage, while making certain that voters are safe from intimidation and trusted local officials are able to count every vote.

Senator Johnson has a track record of putting his billionaire friends ahead of the hard-working families of Wisconsin. In 2017, he secured a $215 million tax cut for just three donors who spent $20 million on dark money groups to elect him in 2016.

“By voting against this commonsense bill, Senator Johnson has reminded Wisconsin voters that corporate special interests and his billionaire donors are more important than the people of Wisconsin. He is allowing his dark money allies to flood our elections with dark money and continue their efforts to sabotage our elections in a cynical and partisan power grab,” said End Citizens United // Let America Vote President Tiffany Muller.