Answer the following question.


Based on your review of the amount of independent expenditures in the national elections from 2010 to 2014, would you say that such activities (groups or individuals spending money to expressly advocate for or against candidates or political parties) enhance or weaken our electoral process? Supplemental Considerations:

Who would you say is making these types of expenditures? What is the goal of such expenditures? Do you think that these expenditures have the potential to shape the outcome of elections? What about those spending the money; what are the motivations of those spending money in this manner?