Take Back Our Republic has learned that the Federal Election Commission has ruled foreign donors can finance U.S. referendum campaigns, potentially opening the floodgates to foreign spending on fights over high-profile policy issues. This ruling by the FEC should be extremely concerning to all Americans no matter what side of the political aisle you’re on. What this provides is another avenue for foreign donors to influence the United States and its domestic policy.
Take Back Our Republic Board member Dr. Richard Painter stated, “The FEC’s decision, in this case, opens the door for foreign governments and foreign corporations to interfere with the democratic process in the United States, with potentially devastating impact on American voters’ ability to protect among other national interests our natural resources, our borders, our public higher education system, and our national security.”
Axios News did state that…” The decision only concerns federal law; states remain free to outlaw foreign funding for state-registered ballot committees” and that only seven states outlaw foreign funding.
This issue of foreign influence in our American political system is an issue that Take Back Our Republic will continue to stand against. We will not stop until our elections are financed transparently primarily by the people to be REPRESENTED and not by outside special interests/foreign entities. TBOR members care about free, fair, and honest elections that are open and accessible to all Americans.
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