FEC Understaffing Threatens Fair Elections
Posted at 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 19, 2013
A recent study of the Federal Election Commission reveals a host of problems that could undermine the integrity of the country’s election process.
Chris Cillizza’s summary of the Center for Public Integrity’s study: The FEC, which is “tasked with monitoring and regulating all of that activity is close to crippled due to staff cuts and partisan bickering.”
“Average people … have either never heard of the FEC, don’t really know what it does or both. But, remember this is the rule-making and rule-enforcing entity for all federal money in politics.”
The study’s bottom line: “As the nation heads into what will undoubtedly be the most expensive midterm election in history and a 2016 presidential election that, in no small way, has already begun, the FEC is rotting from the inside out.”