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In 2016, Integrity of Our Democracy at Stake

Via Brennan Center for Justice: “While it may feel like it has been going on forever, the 2016 election is one year from now. The presidency is at stake, of course. Control of the Senate, of state legislatures, and even…

Election Day 2015: Campaign Finance Reform and Redistricting

Yesterday, voters across the country went to the polls and voted on a variety of campaign finance reform laws. Here are a few of the changes taking place across the country: Maine approves clean campaign finance law (Huffington Post) Seattle, WA…

A New Low in Campaign Finance

Via The New York Times: “ONE corner of the world of “dark money” just got a little brighter, and it doesn’t bode well for the 2016 election. A recent tax filing by Carolina Rising, a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, shows…

Fiorina’s Support Collapses, Trump Leads In CNN poll

Via POLITICO: “Carly Fiorina’s time near the top of the Republican polls may have come to an end, as another national CNN/ORC poll out Tuesday suggests. Just 4 percent of Republican or Republican-leaning voters said they would cast their votes…

Democrats Like Bernie Sanders. They Just Don’t Think He Can Win.

Via Washington Post: “Bernie Sanders has gotten further in the 2016 presidential than a 74-year old self-professed Democratic Socialist might reasonably expect. He’s ahead of Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, nearly bested her in fundraising over the past three months…

The Voting Rights Act: A Dream Undone

via the New York Times On the morning of his wedding, in 1956, Henry Frye realized that he had a few hours to spare before the afternoon ceremony. He was staying at his parents’ house in Ellerbe, N.C.; the ceremony would take…

The I.R.S. Gives Up on ‘Dark Money’

via The New York Times The federal government has all but surrendered to the powerful, rich donors whose anonymous contributions threaten to undermine the 2016 elections. The commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, John Koskinen, signaled as much on Thursday when…

Campaign Finance Loophole Inserted in Spending Bill

via Roll Call Senate appropriators folded into a draft spending bill a provision long sought by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that would relax campaign finance coordination rules between candidates and the political parties. This marks the second time in less than a…


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