Democratic Hypocrisy on Super PACs Won’t Stop Them from Fighting for IRS Rules: Because They’re Losing
The Citizens United decision was seen as a huge win for free speech. The ruling was embraced by Republicans as a victory. The Supreme Court relied on past precedent which resulted in the correct ruling. However, Democrats largely decried the decision as opening up the floodgates for special interests and dark money. The most high-profile detractor for the Democrats was President Obama. During his 2010 State of the Union address he said, “Citizens United reversed a century of law to open the floodgates—including foreign corporations—to spend money without limits in our elections.” Justice Alito did the right thing by shaking his head and mouthing “not true.” As one could imagine, President Obama and fellow liberals’ doomsday predictions have not come true.Read more
We pointed out previously the hypocrisy of the Democrats efforts opposing list maintenance or efforts to keep accurate voter rolls despite the recent Presidential Commission’s Report on Election Administration supporting such efforts. The latest example of this hypocrisy is the nomination by President Obama of Myrna Perez to be a commissioner for the Elections Assistance Commission(EAC) Her views are so extreme, the RNLA has decided to take the unusual position of formally opposing her nomination.Read more
New York City is affectionately known to all as the Big Apple, but the new administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio is demonstrating that the Big Apple may be rotten to its core.Read more
Federal law prevents coordination between candidate committees and Super PACs. Luckily for Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and John Sarbanes (D-MD), co-sponsors of a new campaign finance bill (H.R. 20), the same does not hold true for public-relation blitzes. The legislators and their allies are directing an organized messaging campaign to convince the public of the need for this law.
Yesterday we wrote about how the Democrat Co-Chair of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration Bob Bauer’s own firm brought a suit against a state effort to clean up voter lists that was so without merit a Virginia judge dismissed the suit saying the suit had “not presented any evidence” of their predictable and merit-less allegations of racism.Read more
Today, the Co-Chairs of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration (PCEA) testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration on their recent report recommending improvements to voting in the United States. Among the key recommendations made by the Co-Chairs, Democrat Bob Bauer and Republican Ben Ginsberg, was to expand interstate data sharing agreements for voter registration list maintenance. Particularly, the Commission recommends that “[s]uch projects should strive to improve the accuracy of voter registration records, enhance the ability to detect ineligible voting and prosecute voter fraud, reduce administrative costs, and increase registration rates.”Read more
Last week House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Paul Sarbanes published an op-ed in the Washington Post discussing H.R. 20, the Government by the People Act. The bill seeks to balance the effect of Citizens United, which according to the op-ed “shook the foundation of our democracy.” The Act would provide:Read more