With 2018 midterms approaching, our elections are not protected (The Hill)
The FEC has done nothing to address the tremendous and fundamental changes to our campaign system in recent years, from the rise of super PACs to new threats posed by untraceable money in online ads. The FEC has completely abdicated its responsibility to police super PACs and dark money groups like 501(c)(4)s, refusing to enforce current rules or put in place new rules to regulate their conduct.
The dark money groups currently provide a very easy avenue for foreign money in U.S. elections. The FEC has given a free pass to government contractors who violate the decades-old ban on using campaign contributions to curry favor with the officeholders. And the FEC has knowingly refused to update its campaign disclosure rules to help law enforcement officials detect and deter foreign interference through digital advertising.