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Elihu Root Attempts to Ban Corporate Contributions to Elections - FIRE
During New York State’s constitutional convention, which took place from May 8 to September 29 of 1894, reformer Elihu Root unsuccessfully attempts to ban corporate contributions to elections. In defending his proposal, Root argued: It is to prevent the great railroad companies, the great insurance companies, the great telephone companies, the great aggregations of wealth,... Read more