July 12, 2013
This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Elections: The Dysfunctional FEC

A long time ago — back when the Arab oil embargo was a recent memory, Ringo Starr was still a revered musician, and leisure suits had yet to reach their zenith — Congress decided the nation needed a watchdog for elections. The creation of the Federal Election Commission was one of the many reforms that followed Watergate. And like many of those reforms (as well as leisure suits and Ringo’s reputation), the FEC is a shadow of its former self these days.
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Elections: The Dysfunctional FEC

A long time ago — back when the Arab oil embargo was a recent memory, Ringo Starr was still a revered musician, and leisure suits had yet to reach their zenith — Congress decided the nation needed a watchdog for elections. The creation of the Federal Election Commission was one of the many reforms that followed Watergate. And like many of those reforms (as well as leisure suits and Ringo’s reputation), the FEC is a shadow of its former self these days.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

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