Opinion: Maine’s elections should not be decided by dark money, foreign governments
Should foreign governments and dark-money billionaire donors be allowed to buy our elections and stifle the voices of Maine voters? We certainly don’t think so but, regrettably, this practice is currently permitted and running rampant in our state. While foreign government-owned entities are prohibited from making contributions to candidate campaigns, that prohibition does not extend to referendum campaigns. Such entities are permitted to – and, in fact, do – dump millions of dollars to influence the outcomes of statewide ballot questions.
Mainers may get a say on whether foreign governments can spend money to influence their votes
A group hoping to bar foreign governments from electioneering in Maine referendum campaigns submitted ...
New York Times: Hints of Republican Concern About Unlimited Campaign Cash
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