federal election commission
July 20, 2022 -
A watchdog group has filed complaints against several gun companies including Georgia's Daniel Defense for donating to super PACS while under federal contract, which is illegal. The Federal Election Commission, known for its ineffectiveness, faces pressure to hold weapons manufacturers accountable.
August 15, 2018 -
This year's highest-profile race featuring white-power themes is the Senate contest in Virginia, where Republican and Confederate apologist Corey Stewart is challenging incumbent Democrat Tim Kaine. Though trailing in the polls and fundraising, Stewart's controversial campaign has still managed to rake in over $1 million. Where is it coming from?
April 25, 2018 -
The first peer-reviewed study of ads bought on Facebook to influence the 2016 election is renewing calls for Congress to pass the Honest Ads Act, which would close disclosure loopholes for political ads on social media. The stalled bill is opposed by groups including Americans for Prosperity and an anti-regulatory think tank with a connection to Senate leader Mitch McConnell.
April 6, 2018 -
Election watchdogs have accused the British political consulting firm of violating limits on foreign involvement in elections and of facilitating illegal coordination between super PACs and campaigns in its work to elect candidates including U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina.
September 15, 2017 -
Texas attorney Trey Trainor has been called his state's "biggest defender of dark money." He also has close ties to the Trump campaign, which is under FEC scrutiny, and he's used social media to promote extremist religious views.
April 20, 2017 -
Though federal contractors are banned from making campaign contributions, a GEO Group subsidiary donated $225,000 last year to a super PAC affiliated with the Trump campaign. The parent company just landed a $110 million contract to build an immigrant detention center in Texas, sparking protests from campaign finance watchdogs.
February 24, 2017 -
Commissioner Ann M. Ravel, a Democrat, announced her resignation from the FEC this week, citing dysfunction and deadlock. With all of the commissioners' terms expired, she's calling on President Trump to appoint new members who'll enforce the laws.