N.Y. State Sen. Martin Malave Dilan swipes through turnstiles at the Knickerbocker Ave. subway station in Bushwick, Brooklyn in 2013.Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin

Mysterious Political Group Linked to N.Y. Sen. Martin Dilan is Funded by Big Real Estate

An eight-term state senator from North Brooklyn, who was recently exposed for failing to report thousands in campaign contributions, appears to have a shadow group that’s taking cash from the same real estate interests that fund his campaign.

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Tens of Millions in Mystery Money Funded Final Weeks of Midterm Ads

In the final three weeks before Election Day, super PACs spent nearly $90 million on political ads without disclosing who funded them.

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Evaluating the Seattle Democracy Voucher Experiment

A 2017 program showed "democracy vouchers" for Seattle elections doubled the amount of users over traditional cash donors, and that participants were more representative of the city's population in terms of income, race, and age.

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How Much Did Your Midterm Vote Cost?

In the most expensive midterms ever, the cost per vote in one congressional race was north of $200.