4.14.20 political law links

DISCLOSURE DANGER. CS. “Back on the FEC site, the attacker could see which vendors a staffer might use, such as travel services like airlines or hotels. It’s not hard to imagine a phishing email spoofing a hotel chain, complete with logo and corporate typeface. The now defunct Warren for President campaign, for instance, listed Hyatt as a vendor. With a single click on a fraudulent email, malware can be injected to scope a network for sensitive files.”

CT: SIGNATURE GATHERING ISSUE. CTM. “Gov. Lamont can either lift this requirement now, or he can open the state, now, if there is such a lack of an emergency which would warrant the burdensome collection of signatures.”

ME: INCLUDING MORE. USN. “A new law in the state defines caucus political action committees as subject to the same rules as other PACs. Supporters of the proposal said Tuesday the rule change means the Maine Ethics Commission will be able to fully enforce ethics rules about caucus political action committees that are led by legislators.”

MT: GROUP DRAWS COMPLAINT. SH. “Sidney state Rep. Joel Krautter on April 10 filed a campaign finance complaint against a Montana group, which he called a Political Action Committee (PAC), for alleged false representation.”

NM: FUNDRAISING FORCE. ABQ. “Recently created New Mexico legislative caucus committees that leading lawmakers – both Democrats and Republicans – can use to assist their members have raked in big amounts of money during the last six months.”

NY: SMALL PARTY RUSH. GG. “The new thresholds to secure an automatic ballot line will be daunting for most, if not all, minor parties in the state, considering their showing in recent elections for governor and president.”


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