“How A Mysterious Redacted Document Could Affect Money in Politics”

Fascinating Shane Goldmacher report for National Journal:

The Federal Election Commission was deadlocked, and no one was surprised. Democrats had wanted to crack down; Republicans didn’t. No matter that it could have been among the most important campaign finance decisions in years. No matter that the agency’s general counsel had recommended action. Divided equally and hopelessly by ideology, the six commissioners were at a stalemate.

It was all perfectly ordinary for this dysfunctional agency. All except for footnote 111.


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