Senate clashes over fate of embattled election watchdog

Posted on AllSides March 11th, 2020
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The Federal Election Commission — which is charged with policing federal campaign finance law — has been sidelined for months leading up to the presidential election because it lost its quorum. But a hearing Tuesday to fill a seat on the FEC with a new appointee from President Donald Trump sparked fierce pushback from Democrats upset with Trump's handling of the vacancies and the nominee's views on election law.

Senate Democrats not only disapprove of Texas election lawyer Trey Trainor’s public history of supporting lax campaign finance regulations, they are...

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