illustrate how easy it can be to circumvent coordination rules without strong protections.
In this way, wealthy special interests are able to skirt contribution limits by claiming to spend independently of campaigns while secretly coordinating with the campaigns behind closed doors. Voters want real transparency about who is spending big money on elections, which leads to more government accountability, less influence for wealthy special interests and less political corruption. Laws and regulations can deliver transparency by clearly and comprehensively delineating the meaning of coordination with a candidate or a party. Effective anti-coordination measures should take a holistic approach, considering a thorough range of coordinating conduct between candidates and outside spenders, as well as the content of a particular expenditure in defining coordination. Additionally, a coordination policy can permit the use of firewalls by a spending organization that, in certain circumstances, act as a “safe harbor” against a finding of coordination.