WASHINGTON, DC - The Federal Election Commission headquarters October 24, 2016. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

FEC Opens Door for Corporations to Give In-Kind Campaign Donations

An advisory opinion allowing Microsoft to give campaigns free software could set a precedent allowing companies to give in-kind donations, despite the ban on corporate political contributions.

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Tens of Millions in Mystery Money Funded Final Weeks of Midterm Ads

In the final three weeks before Election Day, super PACs spent nearly $90 million on political ads without disclosing who funded them.

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Evaluating the Seattle Democracy Voucher Experiment

A 2017 program showed "democracy vouchers" for Seattle elections doubled the amount of users over traditional cash donors, and that participants were more representative of the city's population in terms of income, race, and age.

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How Much Did Your Midterm Vote Cost?

In the most expensive midterms ever, the cost per vote in one congressional race was north of $200.