10.21.19 political law links

FOREIGN NATIONAL BAN. HILL. “The federal courts left no doubt in 2012, the last time the current law was challenged, that Congress has a compelling interest to minimize the participation of foreign citizens in American elections, and that such sentiment goes back to the nation’s founding.”

SUPER PAC LAUNCH. VOX. “A new super PAC is planning to spend over $1 million to back Andrew Yang’s campaign for the presidency, a surprising effort that could give Yang needed support but will also test his commitment to disempower these big-money groups.”

FL: RULE SOUGHT. FP. “The Sarasota state Senator filed legislation (SB 516) aiming to stop dark money from impacting Florida campaigns.”

NC: DIGITAL DISCLAIMERS. NO. “House Bill 700 narrowly defined qualified digital ads as those placed with a fee and would require most campaign entities, supporting or opposing candidates or those mentioning a candidate 30 days prior to an election, to place a disclaimer on their qualified digital ad and file qualified digital communications disclosure report.”

OK: PAC ACCUSED. OK. “A little-known PAC secretly and illegally funneled thousands of dollars from a wealthy Missouri businessman’s companies to Oklahoma politicians, the Oklahoma Ethics Commission alleged Friday after an investigation.”

TX: DEEP FAKE ALLEGED. HC. “Mayor Sylvester Turner has called for the district attorney to open a criminal investigation into Tony Buzbee’s campaign over a television ad that appears to show edited photos of Turner and an allegedly fake text between the mayor and a 31-year-old intern who works at the airport.”


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