Presidential candidates are expected to raise several tens of millions of dollars to finance their political campaigns by navigating through a complex and unforgiving system of political action committees (PACs) and other entities whose sole purpose is to raise money and support a presidential candidate.
While politicans need money in order to finance their campaigns, critics argue that the lack of transparency may harm American democracy in the long run.
It simply takes too much time to research and audit the connections between people, committees, and candidates, especially when money is being transferred through several entities before reaching its final destination.
However, as mentioned earlier, the way that PACs are constructed allows for complex financial shuffling between groups of people in such a way that masks its origin.
It should now be evident to the reader that visualizing more complex networks is rather tedious, and that retrieving relations should ideally be done in a more structured manner rather than generating random samples.