Reading Time: 4 minutes With the FEC in disarray, watchdog groups are working the courts to test the limits of Citizens United and reveal the donors of so-called “dark money” super PACs.
Reading Time: 4 minutes An FEC complaint that President Donald Trump violated a federal law that prohibits soliciting information from a foreign national could produce long-awaited answers.
Reading Time: 5 minutes As lawmakers scramble to curb information warfare, the FEC held an unusual symposium with big tech and experts to discuss the threats to democracy online.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Without a quorum of four commissioners at the FEC, Facebook announced updates to its ad policy. Experts warn self-regulation could bring more problems than solutions ahead of the 2020 election.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The Republican members of the Federal Election Commission have blocked a thorough investigation into whether Russia illegally supported Donald Trump’s presidential campaign with tens of millions of dollars funneled through the NRA.
Reading Time: 3 minutes President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign failed to return excess contributions to donors. New reports suggest that the campaign has no problem spending the money — at Trump’s own properties.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Faced with a political climate unlikely to prioritize election reform, cities might lead the way in breaking the grip of rich donors and dark money in national campaigns.
Reading Time: 4 minutes If Donald Trump runs his administration the way he ran his campaign, expect a lot of subterfuge and large sums of money finding its way into his own pocket.
Reading Time: 7 minutes The FEC, America’s top election watchdog, is failing. The person who ran it in 2015 spoke with WhoWhatWhy about how hopeless the situation has become.
Reading Time: 4 minutes In an exclusive interview, FEC commissioner Ann Ravel tells WhoWhatWhy that her agency’s dysfunction is the result of Republican appointees who have little interest in enforcing the nation’s campaign finance laws.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A massive government survey sought to determine how happy federal employees are with their jobs. WhoWhatWhy looked at it so you don’t have to, and we found some humor between the lines.
Reading Time: 3 minutes With the Supreme Court knocking down regulations with a wrecking ball, the FEC out of commission, and an election heating up that will likely redefine the term “big money,” there are few avenues left for regulation of American elections. And now, Congress is set to close one off.On June 17, the House Appropriations Committee passed Read More
Reading Time: 4 minutes A WhoWhatWhy editor laments the FEC’s regulatory collapse in the face of blatant election law dance-arounds.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Campaign finance watchdog groups are calling on the Justice Department to launch investigations into the “non-campaigns” of some presidential “non-hopefuls” for flagrant violation of campaign spending limits. But when the agency responsible for enforcing such laws refuses to do so, what recourse do we have? The election has already been bought.