The Nation’s Campaign Finance Watchdog Will Once Again Be Rendered Toothless

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Trevor Potter, president of the Campaign Legal Center and a former Republican chair of the FEC, released the following statement about what Hunter’s resignation means for the upcoming elections. “A huge majority of voters are concerned about the enforcement of our campaign finance laws, and Hunter's resignation leaves their democratic elections with significantly less government oversight. Elections in 2016 and 2018 saw campaign finance violations including: illegal foreign spending, a lack of transparency around the sources of millions in election spending, and candidates working illegally with super PACs. Americans understand that the campaign finance system correlates directly to their families’ quality of life. The corruption of our democracy by unprecedented amounts of money in our elections from wealthy special interests diminishes the voices of average citizens. A strong and functional FEC is vital to protecting our democracy, fighting corruption and holding politicians accountable for the campaign money they receive.” 

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