Mon. political law links

KOCH DISCLOSURE.  Roll Call.  “Charles and David Koch are best known for their big political spending, but public records show the billionaire industrialists have also invested close to $10 million on lobbying Congress this year, targeting such issues as carbon taxes, renewable fuel standards, greenhouse gas restrictions and campaign financing.”

NON-CITIZENS VOTE.  NRO.  “Is it really that a significant number of illegal immigrants now have a fake photo ID that looks realistic enough to fool voter registration and ballot box authorities?”

LOOK WHO’S VOTING.  WP.  “Could control of the Senate in 2014 be decided by illegal votes cast by non-citizens?”

ALLEGED VOTER FRAUD ON TAPE.  DC.  “A Republican party official in the largest county in Arizona says surveillance tape shows a progressive Hispanic activist blatantly and openly engaging in vote fraud.”

UNDERCOVER ALLEGED VOTER FRAUD VIDEO.  WT.  “A Project Veritas undercover video released Wednesday shows pro-Democrat field workers in Colorado discussing ways to commit voter fraud under the state’s new all-mail election system.”

INTERNET CONTROL.  WT.  “The FEC deadlocked in a crucial Internet campaign speech vote announced Friday, leaving online political blogging and videos free of many of the reporting requirements attached to broadcast ads — for now.”

KINGSTON IN SUPER PAC ENDORSEMENT.  AJC.  “Ending Spending Action Fund has thrown down $1.3 million for a closing television ad campaign featuring Republican David Perdue’s vanquished runoff foe, Rep. Jack Kingston.”

ADELSON GIVES.  USAT.  “Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson made his first big super PAC donation of the midterm elections this month — giving $5 million to the main political action committee aiding House Republicans, documents provided Thursday to USA TODAY show.”

SENATE FILINGS. WT. “Each report can contain thousands of pages of listed donors and expenditures that workers must manually scan into the system, one by one.”

FILING DISCLOSURE. WFB. “Tim Miller, the executive director of Republican research firm America Rising, claims Democratic candidates are trying to bog down the FEC with unnecessarily long filings in order to prevent scrutiny of their donors.”

CO:  HOW IT WENT BLUE.  Newsmax.  “A new documentary produced by Citizens United and hosted by conservative blogger Michelle Malkin says that a secretive group of wealthy left-leaning activists met behind closed doors to take over the once-red state of Colorado, all the while publicly calling for ‘transparency’ in elections.”

KS:  YARD SIGN WARNING.  WIBW.  “The City of Topeka wants to make sure the temporary signs in your yard aren’t breaking any laws. On Friday, it issued a reminder that you’re only allowed to have one sign per event on your property.”

MT:  SUSPENSION REJECTED.  Missoulian.  “A federal judge has rejected an effort by a Helena-based nonprofit group to prevent the state from enforcing its campaign-finance laws in the weeks before the election.”

OH:  HOMEOWNERS FIGHT YARD SIGNS.   USAT.  “‘Signs are not allowed in our yards except as when used to advertise a home for sale,’ LeAnn Burke, who lives down the street from Tyszkiewicz, wrote in an e-mail to the House candidate Friday on behalf of the HOA.”

WA:  STEALING YARD SIGNS.  Seattle Times.  “A former Bellevue City Council member once called the city’s ‘last liberal’ could be charged with stealing yard signs in a duel over competing gun-background-check initiatives.”

WI:  CANDIDATES SPAR.  Journal Sentinel.  “The candidates for attorney general differed sharply in a debate Friday over the state’s campaign finance regulations, with Democrat Susan Happ backing them and Republican Brad Schimel saying he disagreed with how the state elections agency has written them.”


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