‘Christian nationalists’ accused of violating law in Georgia elections

Open Democracy

Brendan Fischer, director of the Federal Reform Program at the non-profit Campaign Legal Center, said that “in years past, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may have viewed the [Covington event] as crossing a legal line,” but under Donald Trump’s administration it adopted a “non-enforcement posture”. Under the law, 501(c)(3) groups are allowed to produce and distribute voter guides, and other voter education materials, but these must be created in a “nonpartisan manner,” explained Fischer at the Campaign Legal Center. “Similarly, charities and churches may discuss political issues at public forums, but may not cross the line into electoral advocacy.”

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