NJTV News: ELEC Unable to Meet Because of Vacancies

Briana Vannozzi
Aug 27, 2016
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Deputy Executive Director Tara Malloy appeared on NJTV News weighing in on New Jersey's Election Law Enforcement Commission.

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“Your campaign finance laws are only as good as your enforcement and your enforcement will depend entirely on commissioners or officials on the enforcement agency,” said Campaign Legal Center Deputy Executive Director Tara Malloy.

Malloy represents the Campaign Legal Center, a pro campaign finance reform organization based in Washington D.C. She says it’s not an atypical situation. In a sense, the agencies are created by the officials who are then subject to the laws.

“You have, quite literally, the fox caught in the hen house and you’re left with office holders self policing and whenever you have a situation of self policing you’re going to have conflicts on interest,” she said.

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