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‘Dark Money’ Helped Pave Joe Biden’s Path to the White House

  • Anonymous donors provided $145 million to pro-Biden groups
  • After scorning it, Democrats embraced practice against Trump
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President Joe Biden benefited from a record-breaking amount of donations from anonymous donors to outside groups backing him, meaning the public will never have a full accounting of who helped him win the White House.

Biden’s winning campaign was backed by $145 million in so-called dark money donations, a type of fundraising Democrats have decried for years. Those fundraising streams augmented Biden’s $1.5 billion haul, in itself a record for a challenger to an incumbent president.