09 Oct '12, 12pm

Dubious donations: Hasen down the wind

Liberal election law expert Rick Hasen, professor at the University of California Irvine Law School and proprietor of the Election Law Blog , characterizes the revelations of the Government Accountability Institute report on foreign and fraudulent online campaign donations as “much ado about nothing.” Hasen adds in an update: “It is profoundly ironic that these Republican leaning groups are claiming that there needs to be better disclosure of contributions to the Obama campaign under $200, while at the same time the Republican leadership in Congress has opposed even fixing the gaping holes in our existing campaign finance disclosure laws.” I’m not sure whom Hasen is referring to as “Republican-leaning groups.” Is it the GAI and/or Power Line and Hot Air (to which Hasen links)? I’m opposed to the regime of campaign finance regulation of which Hasen is a fan, but I believe i...

Full article: http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/10/dubious-don...

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