Another concealed move by the Federal Elections Commission may put us all in danger.
The unbelievable decision allows foreign donors – including individuals, companies, or GOVERNMENTS – to fund committees that handle local US ballot initiatives.
It also paves the way for any well-funded foreigner to influence key referenda such as congressional redistricting.
Excerpt from Axios reports:
Over the summer, FEC or Federal Elections Commission has quietly voted to allow foreign donors – including individuals, companies, or GOVERNMENTS – to fund committees that handle local US ballot initiatives.
Clearly, an act of treason as the decision will only pave the way for any well-funded foreigner to influence key referenda such as congressional redistricting.
A 4-2 vote was passed by the commission to dismiss a 2018 complaint about foreign money spent on a Montana ballot initiative, citing a bogus ‘technicality’ to get around US laws that prevent foreign nationals from influencing our elections. According to them, ballot measures arent ‘technically’ elections, so the traditional election financing laws do not apply.
It was also confirmed that the resolution only applies to federal law. Now, individual states must specifically outlaw foreign funding through their legislature to protect the sovereignty of their elections.
Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) has vocally slammed the agency’s concealed resolution, calling it nothing short of shortsighted and dangerous as foreign countries (China) is going to take advantage of this loophole.
Mike released a statement:
“In America, it is illegal for foreign entities to donate to American politicians or campaigns. That is for good reason: you don’t want a foreign country meddling in our political process. For example, you don’t want the Chinese Communist party throwing a bunch of cash around trying to influence US political outcomes, which they’re already doing by hiring former US Senators [and] former Members of the House to lobby on behalf of their state-directed companies.
The FEC is further opening the floodgates to foreign money to come into our political process by making it legal for foreign money to fund ballot referenda, which may include things like congressional redistricting.
This is shortsighted and dangerous. if you open this little crack, I can guarantee you that the Chinese Communist Party will take advantage of it, not to mention Soros.
This is crazy and should be illegal, but I digress because we are actually going beyond that.”
but after the agency has declined Mike’s request to reverse the decision, he instead implored every state to pass their laws that would ban foreign donors from contributing to any part of our elections.
“We do not want foreign money flooding into our political system, so the FEC should reverse this decision. But failing that we need states to outlaw.
The last thing we need is to allow foreign adversaries like China or Russia an opportunity to throw a bunch of money into our political process and further corrupt career politicians who are just looking for an easy buck.”
MSNBC has also characterized the ruling as a ‘terrifying’ and ‘jaw-dropping’ call.
We are all screwed.