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August 26, 2014


FEC Rules By Not Acting

New York Times: "The three Republican and three Democratic appointees of the Federal Election Commission had reached yet another deadlock... The case was just one of the more than 200 times in the past six years that the commission has split votes, reflecting a deep ideological divide over how aggressively to regulate money in politics that mirrors the partisan gridlock in Congress."

"But instead of paralyzing the commission, the 3-to-3 votes have created a rapidly expanding universe of unofficial law, where Republican commissioners have loosened restrictions on candidates and outside groups simply by signaling what standards they are willing to enforce."












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