Why Campaign Finance Reform Makes No Sense
- Public funding and democratic elections. Briffault, Richard // University of Pennsylvania Law Review;Dec99, Vol. 148 Issue 2, p563
Examines the role of public funding in democratic elections in the United States. Description and purpose of public funding; Relevance of public funding in the basic principles of democratic elections; Importance of designing a workable public funding system; Impact of campaign contributions on...
- The Grand Old Party's back. Lenkowsky, Leslie // Indianapolis Business Journal;07/26/99, Vol. 20 Issue 19, p13
Comments on the major role played by political machineries in the success of electoral campaigns in the United States. Impact of political contributions and donors on elections; Presidential candidate George Bush's building of a broad-based coalition of supporters.
- Recommendations for Reform. Rooney, Kate; Storey, Tim; Drage, Jennie // State Legislatures;Jan2002, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p18
Reports on the failure of experts and public officials to suggest election reforms in the United States. Introduction of legislations in 2001; Role of money in election reform; Election conducts that are state and locally regulated; Task forces launched by several states to scrutinize the...
- STILL WAITING FOR THE INTERNET IMPACT. Fogg, Piper // National Journal;12/09/2000, Vol. 32 Issue 50, p3836
Deals with the results of Internet politicking or campaigning through the Internet in the 2000 United States elections. Decline in use of political candidates' Web sites in 2000 according to a study by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press; Results of online campaign fund-raising...
- The Distribution of Campaign Spending Benefits across Groups. Coleman, John J. // Journal of Politics;Aug2001, Vol. 63 Issue 3, p916
Coleman and Manna (2000) argue that campaign spending boosts the quality of democracy by increasing citizen knowledge about and affect toward candidates. If politically and socially advantaged groups disproportionately capture these knowledge benefits, however, then campaign spending merely...
- Is Your Vote for Sale? Korten, Fran // Yes!;Fall2012, Issue 63, p54
The author discusses the concept of vote buying in the U.S. referring such as a level of corruption that undermines the hopes for solving the big problems of the time. He mentions his advocacy of promoting the passage of a constitutional amendment to curtail unlimited election spending in the...
- Spending cap fines are mere chicken feed to politicians seeking office. Jacobson // New Hampshire Business Review;01/01/2000-01/13/2000, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p9
Reports on efforts of United States legislators to bolster the voluntary campaign spending law. Accounts of campaign overspending; Politicians' practice of exceeding the voluntary spending caps set by law; Penalties of political candidates guilty of campaign overspending.
- Some problems with taxpayer-funded political campaigns. Smith, Bradley A. // University of Pennsylvania Law Review;Dec99, Vol. 148 Issue 2, p591
Examines issues related to government-funded political campaigns in the United States. Difficulties in designing a system of government financing; Questions of equality and corruption in the justification of tax financing; Effects of extending tax financing to congressional and senatorial races.
- Campaign Finance Will Go Largely Unregulated in 2012. Roarty, Alex // National Journal;4/23/2011, p10
The article predicts the collapse of the campaign finance system in the U.S. with the holding of the 2012 election. It foresees the potential for Republican candidates to face pressure to reject public financing in the primary race. A cited reason for this is the tactical advantage being enjoyed...