The Federal Election Committee could have prevented the Facebook/Russian troll campaign. But it didn’t want to.
Former FEC vice chair Ann Ravel warned us long ago about Putin’s potential for intruding in U.S. elections.
How the FEC Turned a Blind Eye to Foreign Meddling
When Facebook revealed to investigators that a Kremlin-linked troll farm paid the company $100,000 for divisive…
And for doing so, she was met with w/ “harassment and death threats.”
There’s a fostered practice of creating and maintaining discontent at the FEC.
Karl Rove seems to be playing a role in funding the chaos.
Ann Ravel's parting shot
In addition to submitting her resignation from the Federal Election Commission this week, Ann Ravel is leaving behind…
As the commission currently stands, there’s a vacant spot and Trump’s intentions for filling it are clear.
His current nominee, Trey Trainor, is in a virtual love fest with dark money.
Trainor’s a Texas Republican who’s built his reputation on undermining campaign finance regulation.
Trump Nominee to FEC Tried to Shred Texas' Already-Weak Ethics Laws
In yet another case of the cosmic satire in which we live hitting its mark a little too hard on the nose, the Trump…
He whole-heartedly supports the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision.
Trump's FEC nominee has questioned the value of disclosing political donors
James E. "Trey" Trainor III, the conservative Texas lawyer nominated by President Trump this week to serve on the…
His addition to the commission will further its impotence.
As Ravel points out “Nothing prohibits Facebook from vetting its advertisers and requiring transparency from those seeking to post political ads on its platform.” It simply doesn’t want to.
And the FEC isn’t going to force it to do so.
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