6.19.20 political law links

THREE OPINIONS APPROVED. FEC. “The Commission met by teleconference due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has closed the FEC’s offices to visitors and put most staff members on telework status.”

PAC LAUNCH. REU. “Republicans who worked for U.S. Presidents Donald Trump and George W. Bush have formed a Super PAC to support Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in November, the latest group launched by members of Trump’s own party who will work to see him defeated.”

GA: SHERIFF FINED. AJC. “According to the order adopted Thursday by the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, Warren misused campaign funds, failed to disclose in-kind contributions and had Sheriff’s Office staff working on his reelection campaign during county business hours.”

MI: WARNING ISSUED. WHMI. “A candidate for the Livingston County Board of Commissioners has received a formal warning from state election officials following a campaign finance complaint.”

NV: THE BASICS. LVS. “The laws discussed here apply to campaigns for state office only, including the Legislature, executive branch offices, judicial offices and local offices. Federal campaigns, even those for offices representing Nevada, such as U.S. senator or U.S. representative, are governed by federal campaign laws.”

JAPAN: MINISTER AND WIFE ARRESTED. NIK. “Katsuyuki, a 57-year-old member of the lower house, is suspected of having bribed local assembly members who helped with his wife’s successful campaign for an upper house seat in July. Prosecutors allege that Katsuyuki handed out a total of 25 million yen ($234,000) in cash to around 100 people, mostly local mayors and assembly members in her district, potentially violating campaign finance law.”


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