Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Socialist Workers Party Loses Its Campaign Finance Exemption

Thanks to Richard Winger of Ballot Access News for this post.

On April 20th, 2017, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) deadlocked 3-3 on whether to extend the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) Exemption from having to reveal who Contributes to its Candidates.

The Party had this Exemption because the U.S. Supreme Court had Ruled the the historical record shows the person Publicly identified as Members or Supporters of the SWP are liable to be Harassed, by Agencies of Government, or Private individuals.

The Exemption had been extended by the FEC many times, but it was never for an indefinite amount of time. The last Exemption expired at the end of 2016.

Because the FEC vote was a tie, no further Exemption was approved.

The three Republican Members of the FEC voted in favor of the SWP.

The SWP will now probably Sue the FEC.

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