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CLC Files Complaint Alleging Obscure LLC Was Used in “Straw Donor” Scheme Funding Anti-Liz Cheney super PAC

Washington, D.C. June 22, 2022 –The complaint alleges that mystery donors used a shell company called “Snow Goose, LLC” to secretly provide $50,000 to Wyoming Values, a super PAC. Spending by Wyoming Values has exclusively targeted the Republican primary for Wyoming’s sole House District. Today, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) […]

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Campaign Legal Center Statement Regarding SCOTUS Decision in FEC v Ted Cruz for Senate

May 16, 2022 – Trevor Potter, former chairman of the Federal Election Commission and president of Campaign Legal Center, issued the following statement: Today’s decision from the Supreme Court of the United States in FEC v. Ted Cruz for Senate is a disappointing one. American campaign finance laws are designed to limit political giving that overly indebts officeholders […]

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Mannal Haddad: Florida Legislature Approves Bill To Establish Sham Election Crimes Agency

The Florida Legislature has approved a sweeping election bill, S.B. 524, which would limit voters’ freedom to vote and open the door for voter intimidation and harassment by a new partisan agency under the governor’s control. This bill would also purge thousands of registered voters from the rolls by increasing the frequency of voter registration cancellations, […]

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Georgia Voter Suppression Law Will Move Us Backwards

ATLANTA, GA, March 26, 2021 – Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed an omnibus bill into law Thursday night that will make sweeping changes to the state’s election procedures, making it significantly harder to vote following record turnout in the 2020 elections. Campaign Legal Center (CLC) is among the co-counsel representing FairFight Action in FairFight Action v. Raffensperger, […]

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Trevor Potter: Trump Must Be Held Accountable

WASHINGTON, January 7, 2021 – Trevor Potter, president of Campaign Legal Center, and a Republican former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, released the following statement:  Democracy is how we settle our differences, not violence.   The attack on one our democracy’s most hallowed institutions was incited by the outgoing president, in violation of the sacred covenant between […]

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Suit Challenges Tennessee’s “Unequal, Inaccessible, Opaque, and Inaccurate” Voting Rights Restoration Process

NASHVILLE, TN, December 3, 2020 – Today, the Tennessee Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and five Tennessee residents – who tried to restore their right to vote in November’s General Election but were denied – filed a lawsuit challenging the systemic failure of Tennessee’s voting rights restoration process. The […]

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Trevor Potter: President Trump lacks legal authority to circumvent our nation’s election procedures

WASHINGTON, November 5, 2020 –Trevor Potter, President of Campaign Legal Center (CLC), a Republican former Chairman of the Federal Election Commission, and former General Counsel to John McCain’s presidential campaigns, released the following statement in response to attempts by the president to undermine the integrity of the U.S. election: Trump’s remarks were clearly designed to […]

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Trump Campaign Hides $170 Million in Spending from Donors and Voters, Says CLC Complaint

Washington, DC, July 28, 2020 –  Today, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) against President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign and joint fundraising committee. The campaign and its committee violated the law by laundering nearly $170 million in campaign spending through firms headed by Trump’s former campaign manager, Brad Parscale, and other […]

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Minnesota’s Witness Requirements to Vote Absentee Are Impossible to Meet During COVID-19 Pandemic

May 19, 2020 – At the urging of health experts and its own governmental leaders, millions of Minnesotans – especially senior citizens and those with underlying health conditions – are avoiding contact with people outside their households to slow the spread of COVID-19. Under the current state law, absentee voting will require voters to violate […]

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Trevor Potter: Resignation Leaves Federal Election Watchdog Without Authority to Take Official Action

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2019 – Matthew Petersen, the vice chairman of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), submitted a letter of resignation today to take affect this week; his departure will leave the agency with three vacancies and only three sitting commissioners, all serving on expired terms. The agency is prohibited by law from taking any […]

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CLC Complaint Leads to Record Fines for Foreign Interference in Presidential Election

March 12, 2019 – A record fine was handed down by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) following an August 2016 complaint by Campaign Legal Center (CLC). The FEC’s investigation found that the Chinese owned corporation, American Pacific International Capital, Inc. (APIC) and pro-Jeb Bush super PAC “Right to Rise,” both broke the federal law that […]

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Firing Sessions is an Improper Attempt to Obstruct Special Counsel Investigation

Nov. 7, 2018 – CLC President Trevor Potter, a former Republican Commissioner of the Federal Election Commission, released the following statement: “President Trump has fired Attorney General Sessions because of the President’s frustration that Sessions had recused himself from the Russia investigation, and therefore could not take charge, limit or end the work of Special […]

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Civil Rights Groups File Suit to Stop Georgia’s Unlawful Suspension and Cancellation of Voter Registration Applications

ATLANTA, GA, Oct. 11, 2018 – Today, a coalition of civil rights organizations filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Georgia against Secretary of State Brian Kemp – the state’s top election official – to block the state from enforcing their “exact match” protocol that places tens of thousands of voter registration applications in […]

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New Online Tool Launched by CLC Will Help Up to 23 Million Americans Understand Their Voting Rights

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2018 – Today, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) released a first-of-its-kind online tool RestoreYourVote.org to help as many as 23 million citizens with past felony convictions understand their voting rights in all 50 states and take the necessary steps in the process to exercise their right to vote before the November 2018 election. A majority of this group […]

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Secretary Ross Worked on Matters Affecting His Financial Interests; Appears to Have Made False Statements

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2018 – Today, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a complaint with the Department of Commerce’s Inspector General calling for an investigation to determine whether Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross Jr., violated the criminal laws on conflicts of interest and false statements. In 2017, Ross led an investigation to determine whether the United […]

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Trevor Potter: Trump’s Claim of Reimbursing Cohen for Hush Money Payment Strengthens Case For Campaign Finance Violations

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2018 – In a televised interviews on Fox News, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Trump, asserted that Trump reimbursed Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen for the $130,000 payment to silence Stormy Daniels about their alleged affair, just days before the 2016 presidential election. President Trump thereafter tweeted confirming that he made the reimbursement. […]

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CLC Report: U.S. Elections Remain Vulnerable to Foreign Influence

WASHINGTON January 31, 2018 – Today, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) released a report detailing the vulnerabilities of American elections to foreign interference that were exposed in the 2016 presidential election. The report outlines solutions for addressing this most urgent issue, which would protect the integrity of our democracy for the upcoming 2018 elections and beyond. […]