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North Carolina Voters Challenge Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s Candidacy for Reelection Under Fourteenth Amendment’s Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause

First Such Challenge to Candidate Eligibility Filed Since the Reconstruction Era RALEIGH, NC – A group of North Carolina voters has filed a legal challenge to U.S. Representative Madison Cawthorn’s 2022 candidacy. The challenge, filed before the North Carolina State Board of Elections, alleges that Cawthorn is constitutionally disqualified from public office under the Fourteenth
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REP. JAMIE RASKIN INTRODUCES BILL TO BAN MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS FROM SPENDING MONEY IN U.S. ELECTIONS

The bill would prohibit spending by foreign-influenced corporations to candidates, parties, or committees (including super PACs), closing a loophole created by the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. FEC. WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 14, 2021) – Congressman Jamie Raskin today introduced a bill (HR 6283) to bar multinational corporations like Amazon, Meta (formerly Facebook),
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Voting Rights Groups File Complaint Urging Court to Address Unconstitutional Voter Suppression Law In Texas.

On December 1, 2021, non-profit civic engagement organization Mi Familia Vota and individual voters filed an amended complaint in federal court in Texas to further address the unlawful new voter suppression law recently enacted by the State Legislature. The plaintiffs filed the complaint jointly with Houston Justice, Houston Area Urban League, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,
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Government Watchdogs Sue FEC for Failure to Investigate Coordination between the Russian Government and President Trump’s 2016 Campaign

The Federal Election Commission’s failure to act on a prior complaint from December 2016 effectively shields the Russian government and Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign from accountability for violating federal election laws.  WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 8, 2021) – Nonpartisan, nonprofit organizations Free Speech For People and Campaign for Accountability today filed a federal lawsuit against the
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