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States are ignoring federal law about voter registration. Here’s why.

What federal voting rights law, according to the bipartisan Presidential Commission on Election Administration, is the election statute most often ignored? It’s the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA), a law that each year helps millions of citizens with either updating their voter registration records or applying to vote for the first time. Below […]

Federal Election Commission fines Sanders-affiliated PAC

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Election Commission has fined a political action committee associated with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for missing financial reporting deadlines. The Vermont Press Bureau reports that the FEC in December sent a letter to the Progressive Voters of America Leadership PAC warning about the missed deadlines.

Pat Toomey's PAC May Have Broken FEC Rules By Donating To A Super PAC Run By His Former Aides

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- A leadership PAC controlled by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Penn.) may have violated Federal Election Commission rules by contributing to a super PAC that is likely to support his re-election campaign in 2016. According to FEC records, Toomey’s Citizens for Prosperity in America Today made a $50,000 donation on Jan. Show More Summary

Scott Walker Moves Toward a Presidential Run

Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin will file paperwork this morning with the Federal Election Commission establishing a presidential campaign committee.

Hillary Clinton Raises $45 Million for Primary Campaign

Hillary Clinton's campaign expects to have raised more than $45 million since starting her campaign in April, according to a campaign spokeswoman speaking ahead of the Federal Election Commission filings.

How Gridlock Is Hurting Campaign Finance Oversight

The Federal Election Commission, a bipartisan agency charged with enforcing and administering the nation’s campaign laws, will next month zoom past a fairly preposterous milestone given its mission: two years without anyone leading its nonpartisan legal office. Such a power vacuum persists amid what will assuredly become the longest and most expensive presidential race in…

Supreme Court Upholds Independent Redistricting Panels

The U.S. Supreme Court “bolstered efforts to make federal elections more competitive, upholding an independent commission set up by Arizona voters to draw congressional districts,” Bloomberg reports. “The 5-4 ruling is a setback to Arizona Republicans, who had hoped to [...]

“Bipartisan Overhaul of Dysfunctional FEC Introduced by Representatives Kilmer and Renacci “

Release: Today, Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Rep. Jim Renacci (R-OH) introduced a bipartisan bill to overhaul the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and break the gridlock that has left the federal campaign finance watchdog incapable of performing many of its … Continue reading ?

Controversial PAC Conservative Strikeforce faces FEC questions

The Federal Election Commission might not do much, but it does use the mail. On Sunday, FEC analysts sent letters inquiring about misreported 2014 expenses by the controversial political action committee Conservative Strikeforce. The FEC notes that the PAC failed to correctly report payments to Strategic Campaign Group, Inc. Show More Summary

New Lawsuit Challenging Presidential Debate Format

BAN: On June 22, Level the Playing Field, Peter Ackerman, the Libertarian Party, and the Green Party, sued the Federal Election Commission in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. The case asks that the FEC be required to consider the … Continue reading ?

Third-Party Groups Sue F.E.C. to Try to Open Up Presidential Debates

Advocates for third-party groups are accusing the Federal Election Commission in a lawsuit of failing to fairly regulate the presidential debate process.

Donald Trump Makes Presidential Run Official

A week after announcing his plans to run for president, Donald Trump sealed the deal by filing signed documents with the Federal Election Commission. Mr. Trump faced a deadline of July 1 to do so.

Third-Party Advocates File Lawsuit Over Presidential Debates

A coalition of advocates for third parties in presidential elections is filing a lawsuit Monday against barriers to entry in presidential debates. Alleging that the Federal Election Commission and the Commission on Presidential Debates have fostered a duopoly in American politics that has made it impossible for a third-party candidate to win the White House,…

FEC sues Utah businessman over donations to 2 US senators

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Federal Election Commission is suing a Utah businessman, saying he made $170,000 in illegal campaign contributions to U.S. Sens. The FEC's lawsuit, filed Friday in Salt Lake City federal court, says Jeremy Johnson...Show More Summary

America's Election Watchdogs Are Literally Arguing Over Whether FEC Commissioners Are People

The Federal Election Commission hit a bizarre new low on Thursday when its three Republican commissioners declared during a contentious meeting that two of their Democratic colleagues aren't, legally speaking, people when it comes to...Show More Summary

Federal Election Commission Members Really Don't Like Each Other

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Nobody thought the monthly meeting held Thursday by the Federal Election Commission would turn one commissioner to ponder the existential question of whether she was, indeed, a real person. But nothing is out of the realm...Show More Summary

What’s in an acronym? Ask the FEC.

It's all in the capitalization. A super PAC backing Republican presidential contender Carly Fiorina, Carly for America, has used crafty punctuation to settle a dispute with the Federal Election Commission.

Presidential candidates lean on well-funded outside groups

Federal Election Commission Chairwoman Ann Ravel calls it the "Wild West," fostered by a 2010 Supreme Court decision that lets outside groups raise unlimited sums. Republican Jeb Bush, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and others haveShow More Summary

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