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Hugh McQuaid

On Monday, an analysis by ConnPIRG Education Fund and Demos found that 61 donors contributing $4.7 million each matched $285.1 million in small donations contributed to the presidential campaigns.

More than 60 percent of the money raised by Super PACs this election came from 132 donors who gave at least $1 million each, the analysis found.

“Because of the Supreme Court’s equation of money and speech, these wealthy special interests were able to amplify their voices to over 23,000 times the volume of the average small donor,” Abe Scarr, director of ConnPIRG, said.

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