Biden’s campaign was backed by an unprecedented $145 million in dark money donations, dwarfing the $28.4 million spent on behalf of President Trump. It also tops the record of $113 million in anonymous donations that US Se. Mitt Romney (R-UT), saw in his failed 2012 campaign for the presidency.
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 https://t.co/PHatXmtZjw
— Bloomberg Politics (@bpolitics) January 23, 2021
“Dark money” allows supporters to quietly back a candidate without scrutiny by donating to nonprofit organizations – for example, 501(c)(4), 501(c)(5), and 501(c)(6) groups. Under current tax law, those groups are not required to disclose their donors.