Campaign funding and the impact of money on politics are divisive topics with major ramifications for democratic campaigns. Large contributions from well-off people or special interest groups might give the impression that politicians are swayed by their supporters and may put those interests ahead of the general public. Such monetary differences may result in an unfair political playing field.
The power of money to influence policy agendas also has the potential to overlook the interests of marginalized groups. Stricter restrictions like donation caps, transparency standards, and public financing are meant to solve these issues. However, it’s still difficult for democratic nations to balance allowing free speech and prohibiting undue influence.