What do Germany, Colombia, Ireland, Mexico, Georgia, Indonesia, Macedonia, and Serbia have in common? According to the nonprofit global governance watchdog Global Integrity, they all beat out the United States on regulating money in politics. The United States tied with Tajikistan scoring 29 out of a 100-point scale measuring the effectiveness of legislation regulating individual and corporate donations to parties, as well as auditing of donations and campaign expenditures. Germany scored highest on the 31-country sample with 83 points, while Colombia came in second with 71.
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