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How Washington’s Elections Watchdog Became Completely Dysfunctional

The nation’s elections watchdog, the Federal Election Commission, has been anything but aggressive in enforcing the relatively weak federal standards that we do have.
How Washington’s Elections Watchdog Became Completely Dysfunctional
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Via Moyers & Company:

The United States has 50 different state electoral systems — more if one includes US territories and the District of Columbia — with disparate laws, different methods of counting the vote and very lax regulations on campaign financing. In some states, partisan officials oversee the process. Robert Pastor, the director of the Center for Democracy and Election Management at American University and an international elections monitor, has written that when judged by international standards the US would rank near the bottom of electoral democracies.

Making matters worse is that the nation’s e...

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