And yet it is entirely legal for people from all fifty states to contribute to campaigns for a person running for a state or local representation such as Senator or member of the House of Representatives. The president can be financially supported only by his constituents, but lesser public officials can be quite legally supported by money from outside the area they represent.
Posted by: Bill H at September 14, 2020 05:14 PM (vMiSr)
A good point Bill. With the way the U.S. is set up I don't see any way of stopping that, although it is a real problem. Outsiders should not be able to elect a Mayor, or a Representative, or a Senator.
Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at September 15, 2020 07:48 AM (VBTJf)
I have always felt it was illegal -- or at least immoral -- for me to contribute to the war chest of someone running for Representative in a state other than mine, even if I totally wished to do so. It didn't matter that I didn't have the denarii to do so. I receive lots of e-mails tearing my heart out begging me to do so and I finally have started to unsubscribe from those folks.
I mean, hey, I'd LOVE to contribute to whomever is running against Bill di Blasio, or Andy Cuomo, or Gavin Newsom, or that witch of a governor in Michigan. . .
Posted by: Dana Mathewson at September 15, 2020 09:44 PM (KB+5R)
I agree Dana. Local elections are supposed to be just that. The problem is they aren't local anymore and haven't been for some time. And they DO affect us all via the teet suckling nature of these places.
Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at September 16, 2020 06:10 AM (izO9n)
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