The Nation’s Campaign Finance Watchdog Cannot ‘Bark or Bite’ As Election Day Draws Near

Government Executive

Adav Noti, Campaign Legal Center senior director of trial litigation and chief of staff, told Government Executive that the delay between Trump announcing his intent to tap Dickerson and formally nominating him was “very long and completely inexplicable.” If the FEC continues to not have a quorum, long-term issues could affect the agency’s ability to enforce and interpret the law, Noti said. A lot of campaign finance law “was written 20 to 40 years ago and it needs pretty regular interpretation by the FEC to keep it current,” Noti added. 

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