U.S. Presidential Election is So Corrupt Even the Person in Charge Says She Has No Power to Stop Abuse

1-Republicrats If you were holding onto the faint hope that federal election campaigns were ever going to be anything but “buy your way into office” spending sprees, you may as well kiss it goodbye. The Federal Election Committee’s head has just admitted her agency is completely powerless to do the one thing it’s supposed to be doing. The leader of the Federal Election Commission, the agency charged with regulating the way political money is raised and spent, says she has largely given up hope of reining in abuses in the 2016 presidential campaign, which could generate a record $10 billion in spending. “The likelihood of the laws being enforced is slim,” Ann M. Ravel, the chairwoman, said in an interview. “I never want to give up, but I’m not under any illusions. People think the F.E.C. is dysfunctional. It’s worse than dysfunctional.” https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150503/16224030874/us-presidential-election-is-so-corrupt-even-person-charge-says-she-has-no-power-to-stop-abuse.shtml

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