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This backgrounder can be used by members of the media and the public to guide their understanding of the electoral process of electing a President.
On September 17, 2020 Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) against U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy for allegedly creating a straw donor scheme where he reimbursed his employees at New Breed Logistics and XPO Logistics, using his own funds and/or corporate funds, after they donated to political campaigns.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) submitted comments to the FEC supporting a petition for rulemaking filed by Citizens United. CLC urged the FEC to amend its regulations to clarify that an individual cannot transfer unlimited personal funds to a national party committee simply because the funds were first deposited into the individual’s campaign account.
On August 24, 2020, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) submitted an analysis of House Bill 737 in Ohio, particularly as it concerns campaign finance transparency requirements and suggestions for how to strengthen them.