New York Times: Judge Upholds Seattle's Novel Campaign Finance Vouchers

Gene Johnson
Nov 3, 2017
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A judge has upheld Seattle's first-in-the-nation voucher system for publicly financing political campaigns as constitutional.

In a decision late Thursday, King County Superior Court Judge Beth Andrus rejected a challenge brought by two local property owners who said the so-called "democracy voucher" program forces them — through their tax dollars — to support candidates they don't like.

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"This positive decision protects the city of Seattle's ability to boost citizen engagement in local campaigns," said Tara Malloy, of the Washington, D.C.-based Campaign Legal Center.

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