U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill yesterday voted to pass the DISCLOSE Act legislation to strengthen transparency in U.S. elections, One of the ways to do that was by requiring secretive organizations spending huge sums on campaigns to disclose their donations and amounts to a particular candidate. The legislation, which needed 60 votes to advance, was cosponsored by McCaskill. The Law would have required corporations, unions and other organizations that make political expenditures to disclose their donors. It would also require campaigns to disclose the recipient of transfers made by third party groups in order to prevent the use of organizations who wish to hide donor identities. The legislation is a response to the Supreme Court decision in the case Citizens United v. FEC that struck down large parts of campaign finance law.