A series of court rulings led to the creation of super PACs and an influx of “dark money” into politics, fundamentally changing how elections work. ProPublica is following the money and exploring campaign issues you won't read about elsewhere.
A new look at what the Obama campaign did with its much-heralded data operation.
Answer: a record number of early and provisional ballots that’s squeezing the system.
Dealt early defeats in court, the laws’ actual impact on voters remains an open question
ProPublica and Frontline are putting checks written to Western Tradition Partnership online. Released under a court order last week, the records give a rare look inside the controversial dark money group.
Some key findings on campaign targeting from Time Magazine's interviews with Obama advisers.
Long lines, confusion, voter suppression, Sandy-related disruptions, a tie in electoral votes and more.
In most states, you’re not allowed to show other people your marked ballot.
In many states, voters will be asked to weigh in on a slew of measures and proposals, whether comprehensible or not.
More TV ads have been purchased in the race than in any other Senate contest in the country, including many paid for by outside money groups.
Bank records released under a court order show that Western Tradition Partnership's donors included an Oklahoma businessman, a Colorado builder and other dark money groups linked to Ron Paul.
Bank records released Friday by aMontana district court judge show that the wife of a key player for WesternTradition Partnership signed many of the group's checks. She runs a companythat did work for candidates.
We've looked beyond the candidates' rhetoric — or lack thereof — to find out where they actually stand on climate change.
By the time the Internal Revenue Service discovers that a group has crossed the line from nonprofit promotion to politicking, many operators have boarded up shop and moved on.
How the Koch brothers' Americans for Prosperity is attacking a cap-and-trade program in New Hampshire.
Hundreds of millions of dollars spent on this election came from faceless donors. A TIME/ProPublica report on how mystery cash is changing American politics.
Western Tradition Partnership's alleged big donor said he had actually never heard of the group.
Boxes of records turned over to Montana authorities show that a top person from Western Tradition Partnership interacted with candidates and helped shape their election efforts, possibly violating laws that bar coordination between campaigns and outside groups.
It's a topic voters won't necessarily hear about – despite the long-lasting consequences.
We look at where the candidates stand on money in politics.
Political targeting companies are pushing the boundaries of what it means to be "anonymous" on the web.