When Karl Rove first heard that he'd be able to channel unlimited corporate money into the 2010 elections, he must have felt like a kid in a candy store.
But simply spending unlimited corporate money wasn't enough for Rove. So he's taken advantage of the laws governing charitable, tax exempt non-profits, to hide the source of the tens of millions of dollars his Crossroads GPS organization is funneling into political campaigns.
Crossroads GPS was one of the largest sources of outside funding in this election, but because Rove isn't disclosing his donors, this massive source of secret funds is totally unchecked by campaign finance laws.
By law, tax-exempt nonprofit organizations cannot have political aims as their primary purpose. Since being founded in 2009, Crossroads GPS has spent tens of millions in political campaigns -- it clearly has a primary purpose of participating in political campaigns.
Rove's organization shouldn't have free reign to exert enormous influence on our elections while receiving special tax status and being totally unaccountable to campaign finance laws.
The Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service must investigate abuses by Karl Rove's Crossroads organization.
- Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service
The Department of Justice and Internal Revenue Service must launch immediate investigations into the legitimacy of Crossroad's non-profit status and the legality of their hidden sources of funding.
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