Campaign Disclosures

An Illinois state judge affirmed the election board’s dismissal of a complaint alleging a violation of the Campaign Disclosure Act by the 25th Ward Regular Democratic Organization. The legal fees paid by the committee on behalf of a candidate were not a personal debt, but rather fees incurred in defense of allegations of public corruption predicated on his status as a public official.

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Corporations Gave Over $50M to Voting Restriction Backers

State legislators across the country who have pushed for new voting restrictions, and also seized on former President Donald Trump’s baseless claims of election fraud, have reaped more than $50 million in corporate donations in recent years, according to a new report by Public Citizen, a Washington-based government watchdog group.

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Campaign Expenses

A federal judge ruled the Campaign Legal Center lacks standing to bring a claim under the Federal Election Campaign Act that Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and a super PAC unlawfully coordinated on over $6 million of the PAC’s expenditures. The center has no cognizable interest in a legal determination of whether the expenditures were coordinated, and therefore cannot challenge the FEC’s decision not to investigate.

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