I’ve had a simple solution for campaign contributions for 25 years.
Only constituents should be allowed to contribute to a candidate or ballot measure.
Constituents are defined as someone who is eligible to vote for the candidate or ballot measure.
That means you have to be registered to vote in the country, state, district, county, city, precinct that the candidate is running in or the ballot measure applies to contribute to a campaign.
Corporations, PACs, non-profits, unions, political parties, trade organizations and social clubs…cannot register to vote and therefore cannot contribute to a candidate. No Apple, GM, NRA, Greenpeace, Boeing, Save the _____, Walmart, AFL-CIO, United Way, InterNACHI, Elks Club nor the RNC/DNC.
So, if you’re contributing to Sinema you better be a registered voter in the State of Arizona. If you’re contributing to a reproductive rights ballot measure in South Dakota, you better be a registered voter in the State of South Dakota. If you’re contributing to a presidential campaign, you better be a registered voter in one of the 50 States.
And everyone’s campaign finance records must be open and immediately available.
“Sunlight is the best disinfectant.”