Thanks to Mitch McConnell, U.S. now has no functioning election commission – ThinkProgress

Thanks to Mitch McConnell, U.S. now has no functioning election commission – ThinkProgress

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) — intended to be a group of no more than three Democrats and no more than three Republicans overseeing the federal campaign finance system — has been operating with just a bare quorum of four for the past 18 months. With the resignation of Vice Chairman Matthew Petersen, at the end of the week, the commission will be virtually paralyzed.

The reason for this: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his Republican-controlled U.S. Senate.

via Thanks to Mitch McConnell, U.S. now has no functioning election commission – ThinkProgress

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