- Feb 21, 2017
During the 2016 campaign, Trump described the political system as “broken.” He now has a chance to show whether he has any interest in fixing it. The FEC will be down to five members all serving on expired terms with the announcement that Ann Ravel is leaving her post.
- Feb 14, 2017
The scandal surrounding President Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is indicative of why the Constitution bars U.S. officials from accepting anything of value from a foreign government: to prevent even the possibility of influence by foreign powers.
- Feb 10, 2017
An agreement was reached between the state of Georgia and a coalition of civil rights organizations to help ensure that eligible Georgia voters would no longer be denied access to state voting rolls due to clerical errors.
- Feb 8, 2017
Why did a House Committee vote yesterday to eliminate the Elections Assistance Commission (EAC) – an agency tasked with evaluating and improving the efficiency and security of federal elections?
How Trump’s Plan to Repeal the Johnson Amendment Could Unleash ‘Super Dark Money’ Into Our ElectionsFeb 3, 2017
Rolling back limitations on political activities by charities and churches could offer billionaire donors a way to not only influence elections anonymously, but also to get a charitable tax deduction for doing so.
- Jan 25, 2017
President Donald Trump announced he will be asking for a major investigation into voter fraud, which he believes should address 3-5 million people voting illegally. However, Republicans and Democrats have dispelled the myth of widespread voter fraud many times before.
Emergency in South Dakota: State Legislature About to Overrule Voters’ Demands for Clean and Ethical RepresentationJan 23, 2017
In South Dakota, legislators are attempting to gut the state’s entire ethics law, contrary to the expressed wish of the voters.
- Jan 19, 2017
The incoming Trump administration—like some of its predecessors—is quite literally selling access to his inauguration in exchange for those big checks.