Information Axios has gathered suggests that President Biden intends to shake-up the America’s election watchdog, the Federal Election Commission (FEC), with the appointment of election law attorney Dara Lindenbaum to the body. This article by Lachlan Markay is published by Axios. Here is an excerpt:
President Biden plans to nominate election law attorney Dara Lindenbaum to the Federal Election Commission, Axios has learned.
Why it matters: The nomination gives Biden an opportunity to try to shape some U.S. election rules in the wake of Congress’ failure to advance sweeping election reform.
- Lindenbaum’s pick comes on the 12th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which struck down a ban on corporate political spending.
What’s happening: If confirmed, Lindenbaum, a Democrat, will replace FEC vice-chair Steven Walther, who has served on the commission since 2006.
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