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Large campaign donations received within 30 days before an election must be reported online before being used

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  • Large campaign donations received within 30 days before an election must be reported online before being used

    Started by Greg Abbott

    Within the last 30 days before an election, impose a requirement that no funds received from a single person or entity above $5,000 may be expended by a campaign or political action committee until those funds have been reported to the Texas Ethics Commission and posted on the campaign or political action committee website.

    In the last few days before an election, candidates should not be allowed to expend any funds that have not already been disclosed to the public online. Requiring reporting data in the final 30 days of a campaign of any funds collected (before those funds are contributed) ensures that voters are much more aware of campaign operations in the final stretch, allowing them to make a more informed choice. Implementation of this recommendation would require an amendment to Chapter 254 of the Election Code (Political Reporting).

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    I’m OK with the requirements. The penalties are missing. I suggest a very sharp line can be drawn between legal and illegal candidates with this law. Draw that line in the law with the following penalty “or the candidate is disqualified without judicial review (to paraphrase PPACA)” and I’m all-in.

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