Political law links

TWITTER QUESTIONS I.  CNN.  “Republicans and outside groups used anonymous Twitter accounts to share internal polling data ahead of the midterm elections, CNN has learned, a practice that raises questions about whether they violated campaign finance laws that prohibit coordination.”

TWITTER QUESTIONS II.  The Verge.  “According to a CNN source, at least two spending groups — American Crossroads and American Action Network — as well as the House GOP campaign arm — the National Republican Congressional Committee — knew about the accounts.”

MAYDAY.  NYT. “But Mr. Lessig isn’t giving up the crusade, however quixotic those results might make his efforts seem. His plan is to deliver money sooner.”

CA:  LOBBYIST SCRUTINY.  Sac Bee.  “Ross’ dual role as both a campaign consultant who helps legislative candidates get elected and a lobbyist who is paid by outside interests to sway legislators’ votes is getting fresh scrutiny.”

CA:  KEEP ON GIVING.  LAT.   “Less than two weeks after winning a fourth term, Gov. Jerry Brown plans to collect more money for his reelection committee Monday at a Sacramento reception with lobbyists and their clients.”

KOR:  MOBILE DONATIONS.  Korea Herald.  “South Korea’s election watchdog said Monday lawmakers and political groups were now allowed to receive political contributions via smartphones, paving the way for new, fast funding channels.”


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