FEC decision allows foreign donations on ballot initiatives

Spectrum News

“This new decision affirmatively establishes the loophole, by FEC,” Aaron McKean, legal counsel for state and local reform at the Campaign Legal Center, a government watchdog group, said. “This is a loophole of its own creation. “There is no statute that stops the FEC from protecting state and local ballot measures from foreign money,” McKean argued. “In fact, the law, as it's written now, gives the FEC the tools to protect state and local ballot measures from this kind of foreign interference.”

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