USA Today: Did Republicans use Twitter to break campaign rules?

If the information is widely available to the public, that likely does not violate coordination rules. In this case, the Twitter accounts were so hard to find and the information they contained was so coded that campaign officials and outside groups likely had communicated beforehand, said Larry Noble, senior counsel with the Campaign Legal Center, a campaign-finance watchdog group. “Otherwise, how would you know what to look for?”

Noble said sharing valuable polling data also could amount to an improper in-kind political donation.

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