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Now more than six months removed from the 2012 United States presidential election, the billions of dollars in campaign contributions raised during the lead-up to voting day have yet to cure cancer, a new study reports.
The study, conducted by the American Center for Political Medicine, or ACPM, used financial records, medical statistics, and insurance claim history to investigate the efficacy of using political campaign funds to cure debilitating terminal illness.
Despite the estimated $5.8 billion overall cost of the election, no reported progress has been made in regards to stemming the growth of the often lethal disease that will likely affect over 40% of American citizens in their lifetime.
While the study did determine that the nearly $1.2 billion raised between President Obama and Mitt Romney had no measureable effect on the prevalence of cancer in the U.S., it did not offer an explanation as to why so many Americans continued to wither away and become financial and emotional burdens on their families all while charitable donations were clearly so widespread in 2012.