A Dark Money IOU

This is an article I co-authored on the latest project I’ve working on at the Center for Responsive Politics: In Oklahoma, a dark money group tried to get the state’s GOP House speaker, T.W. Shannon, elected to the U.S. Senate in 2014. Though it claimed to be a social welfare nonprofit, Oklahomans for a Conservative Future … More A Dark Money IOU

Political nonprofit spent nearly 100 percent of funds to elect Tillis in ’14

An article about a project to which I contributed research for the Center for Responsive Politics‘ OpensSecrets blog: Political nonprofit spent nearly 100 percent of funds to elect Tillis in ’14 The Center for Responsive Politics’ op-ed in the New York Times has more about how the case of Carolina Rising challenges the IRS and the FEC to … More Political nonprofit spent nearly 100 percent of funds to elect Tillis in ’14

Strength and weakness of the Vot­ing Rights Amend­ment Act of 2014

My op-ed for The Hill’s Congress Blog: In Shelby County v. Holder, the Supreme Court struck down Section 4(b) of the Voting Rights Act, which includes a provision mandating that specified states “preclear” any changes in election regulations with the federal government. The court upheld other provisions of the Vot­ing Rights Act intact, including Section 2, … More Strength and weakness of the Vot­ing Rights Amend­ment Act of 2014