The vast majority of Americans, whether liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican, believe that the campaign finance system needs “fundamental changes,” or that it should be “completely rebuilt.”
A House committee meets today to consider eliminating a federal agency that sets security standards for voting machines. This would pose a risky and irresponsible threat to our election infrastructure.
The growing role of mega-donors in elections has reached a tipping point, marginalizing those who are not wealthy or don't have access to wealthy donors. Public financing programs can help create a more participatory democracy.