"EdRamirez

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11/20/201011:44AM
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Contributionsbytexting
Ms. Hunter

Contributions by texting will only open up another avenue of contribution fraud. In the election cycle of
2008 there were over one hundred million dallors contributed to the Obama campaign buy using the
internet and prepaid Visa and MasterCard's. One such contributor was Mickey mouse who contributed
46 thousand dollars via the internet.

Respectfully

Edward Ramirez
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"PaulRyan"
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10/22/201012:59PM
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COGEL
Dear Commissioner Hunter,
 
In my seemingly never‐ending quest to fulfill my COGEL Conference organizing responsibilities, I’d love 
to recruit you as a participant on a panel entitled Campaign Finance Regulation and New Media , 
scheduled for Monday, Dec. 6 from 3:30—4:45pm.  Trevor Potter will be moderating the panel, with Eric 
Waldo from the Obama ’08 campaign providing a candidate campaign perspective and Larry Noble 
providing a private sector attorney perspective.  I’m also hoping to add a political blogger to the mix.  It’d 
be great to have your perspective or, if you’re unable to join us, another Commissioner’s perspective—
perhaps discussing the Google AdWords AO and other “how does FECA apply to new media” issues.  
Thanks, in advance.  Best,
 
Paul Seamus Ryan
FEC Program Director & Associate Legal Counsel
The Campaign Legal Center
215 E Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Ph. (202) 736‐2200 ext. 14
Fax (202) 736‐2222
Website: http://www.campaignlegalcenter.org/
Blog: http://www.clcblog.org/
 
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"PaulRyan"
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10/19/201003:40PM
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COGELConference
Commission McGahn,

I’m serving on the Program Committee for this year’s COGEL Conference and am responsible for
coordinating a number of panels at the conference. I’m writing to invite you to participate in a panel
entitled Independent Expenditures & Citizens United: the Federal Aftermath , to be held Monday, Dec. 6,
from 1:45--3:15pm. Commissioner Hunter suggested in an email to Kevin Kennedy, passed along to me,
that you might be willing to be on a panel. (I apologize for not getting back to you sooner, Commissioner
Hunter.) Mark Renaud is moderating the panel. Tara Malloy, my colleague here at the CLC, will also be
on the panel. And I have a call in to Lois Lerner, requesting her participation. I think you’d be a great
addition to the panel, so I’m hoping you’ll accept this invitation. Thank you, in advance.

Sincerely,

Paul Seamus Ryan
FEC Program Director
& Associate Legal Counsel
The Campaign Legal Center
215 E Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Office Ph. (202) 736-2200
Mobile Ph. (202) 262-7315
Fax (202) 736-2222
CLC Blog: http://www.clcblog.org
CLC Web Site: http://www.campaignlegalcenter.org
Sign up for The Campaign Legal Center Blog at: http://www.campaignlegalcenter.org/signup.html


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"LaRouche,Roger"
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08/24/201004:19PM
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RecommendationforFECEmployment
Hi Commissioner Hunter,

I hope you have found the FEC – how should I say – a more professional organization than the
EAC. As for me, I have been working as the Director of Recovery Act Audits for the Office of
Inspector General at the Department of Homeland Security for the past year.

I apologize for bothering you, but I wanted to mention that a young man who I think very highly
of just applied for a GS - 7 campaign finance analyst position at FEC. His name is and
he was my stepson’s roommate at Northwestern.

is smart, articulate, ambitious, and very interested in the election process and public service.
He would be a steal at a GS - 7. I have attached a copy of ’s resume. I understand that
Commissioners do not get involved in hiring, however; you too might believe he would be an
asset for your organization.

Best Regards,

Roger
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"FrankBovalino"

05/30/201002:27PM
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DeletingTreasurer'sNamefromList
Commissioner Hunter:

I am currently listed as the Treasurer for a PAC and want to relinquish my position to a new Treasurer.
What forms are necessary or what is the procedure for deleting one and adding another for a Political
Action Committee? Please email or call with the necessary information as soon as possible.
, cell . Thank You Frank Bovalino
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ClydeShaw

04/19/201009:33PM
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GettotheTRUTH
The available evidence strongly suggests that President Barack Obama’s
2008 presidential campaign may have taken more than $70 million in
illegal contributions from foreign nationals. It also shows that his
campaign knowingly took contributions over the $2400/$4800 limit.
Barack Obama refuses to release the names of contributors who gave less
than $200, because doing so could reveal even more illegal foreign
and/or over limit contributions. And Mr. Obama is using his questionable
campaign to fight citizen-led efforts to prove whether he is
constitutionally eligible to serve as President.
Also troubling is the fact that he took donations on non-traceable
pre-paid credit cards, allowing foreigners and those who wish to exceed
legal limits to skirt the law, and, apparently, his campaign, if not Mr.
Obama personally, engaged in a Middle East money laundering scheme
through fraudulent “product sales.”
Sir, these allegations must be immediately and impartially investigated
by the Federal Election Commission. The integrity of America’s elections
is at stake. Intelligent voters are questioning the honesty of the
election process, due to your inaction! You owe us a response and you
owe the American people action to learn the truth.
PLEASE, do your job, and DO IT NOW!
Clyde A. Shaw
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"AndyBaker"
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01/29/201003:58AM
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FECandFirstAmendmentRights
Dear Commissioner Hunter:
 
I write to you as a lifelong citizen of the United States of America, and the owner of Limited 
Liability Corporation in Alaska.
 
You have received this week an urgent request from a Mr. James Bopp, Jr. of a small non‐profit 
community organizing outfit called The James Madison Center of Terre Haute, Indiana.
The James Madison Center for Free Speech is asking the Federal Election Commission to revise 
its regulations in light of the Jan. 21 controversial Supreme Court decision.
The decision, Citizens United v. FEC, suggests that federal law banning particular corporate 
and union spending for political speech is unconstitutional.  The President of the United 
States, ordinary citizens, and even elementary school students across America understand 
that there is a significant and fundamental liability in hastily accepting this decision.
The James Madison Center’s rulemaking petition, filed January 26, 2010, asks the FEC to state 
that it will not enforce the unconstitutional bans against any independent spending for political 
speech, including independent expenditures and electioneering communications.
You will understand that the January 21, 2010 request to the FEC comes from the very same 
person (James Bopp Jr.) who created the case and escorted it up through the court system.  It 
is therefore very understandable why Mr. Bopp is so eager to advance his personal agenda of 
unregulated political spending by groups in political campaigns.  Fortunately, the FEC has the 
authority and the right to evaluate the implications of advancing such a request, and to exercise 
due consideration, prudence and thought.  I therefore ask you to consider the following before 
taking action on Mr. Bopp’s urgent personal request to alter the balance of rights among all 
Americans:
On his James Madison Center web site, James Bopp, Jr. claims :  "The First Amendment to the 
United States Constitution, however, protects the right of political expression of citizens and 
citizen groups."    http://www.jamesmadisoncenter.org/missionstatement.html 
 
In his web site language, Mr. Bopp has substituted the words "freedom of speech" from the 
First Amendment with "political expression of citizen groups".
 
I do not find historical evidence that James Madison ever advocated for the rights of groups, 
however it is well documented that James Madison advocated for the rights of individual 
human persons who were subject to tyranny by groups (the British Empire, German Hessians, 
the British East India Company).  This was of course at a time in US history when individual 
citizens were firing their own guns as minutemen at the British Empire (a very large and well 
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funded group with an agenda of political expression).  Many of my own relatives died fighting in
the revolutionary war as individual human persons fighting for their rights in a new nation. 
 
The historic facts are that James Madison was a close associate of Thomas Jefferson and both 
Madison and Jefferson openly advocated John Locke's concept that government should protect 
the rights of individual human persons.  Locke argued that the "natural rights" of an individual 
human person were at a minimum life, liberty and estate.  As a political theorist, Madison's 
most distinctive belief was that the new republic needed checks and balances to protect 
individual rights from the tyranny of the majority.  Thus it was James Madison, with strong 
encouragement of Jefferson, who presented the Bill Of Rights to the 1st Congress for 
consideration. 
 
I do not find in the language of the First Amendment any direct or implied extension of 
individual rights to “groups of citizens”, this is purely and solely a fabrication advanced by Mr. 
Bopp via the supreme court case that he has crafted over many years to advance a personal 
agenda.
 
Therefore, regardless of the controversial outcome of the recent Supreme Court ruling, the 
FEC acting to implement Mr. Bopp’s agenda will be to accept a precedence that has no 
legitimate context in US history, and is considered absurd by ordinary common sense citizens 
across the USA.  To prove my assertions to a candid and intelligent FEC Commission, pick up 
any newspaper from this week from towns and cities across this nation and read the letters and 
opinions regarding the Supreme Court ruling.  There is an overwhelming expression of disgust 
and rejection by the American public of the reckless twisting of constitutional language by both 
Mr. Bopp and in this case, yes, five justices of the Supreme Court.  Of course you have a 
personal choice on how to act in this case;  I ask you to consider carefully your own role in 
participating in the consequences of this controversial decision.
 
I own a corporation in the United States, however I understand at a very basic common sense 
level that my corporation is not an individual human person, and has does not have the 
constitutional rights of an individual human person.   I trust that you have in your own 
personal integrity, at least the same basic level of common sense and judgment.
 
Sincerely,
 
Andy Baker
 
Andy Baker, PE
Independent Clean Energy Consultant
YourCleanEnergy LLC
308 G Street #212
Anchorage,  Alaska  99501  USA 
 
Office Phone:   907‐274‐2007
Cell Phone:       907‐350‐2084
Website:           http://www.yourcleanenergy.us
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       "Celebrate the power of nature" TM   ...with YourCleanEnergy LLC  
 
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"Menezes,Simplicio"
<SMenezes@oas.org>
01/11/201012:05PM
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faxnumber
Dear Sir/Madam,

I would like to request the Commissioner’s office fax number in order to send an invitation.

Thank you,


Simplicio F. V. Menezes
Department for Electoral Cooperation and Observation
Secretariat for Political Affairs
Organization of American States
1889 F Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006
T. 202‐458‐3475
smenezes@oas.org 
www.oas.org

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01/02/201001:53PM
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Immediate/personalstaff-attorneyapplication
Dear Commissioner Hunt er,
Please accept my applicat ion for a posit ion as an at t orney- advisor on your personal st aff.


























I have enclosed:
- resume
- t ranscript s
- writ ing sample

I t would be an honor t o work wit h you at t he Federal Elect ion Commission. I am able t o
perform research, prepare writ t en work product , and offer analysis and advice on campaign
finance law, lit igat ion, and policy mat t ers. Please let me know if any furt her informat ion
would be helpful. Thank you very much for your t ime and considerat ion, and I hope t o
have an opport unit y t o meet wit h you in person.

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Sincerely,


Hot mail: Free, t rust ed and rich email service. Get it now.
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"JohnSavarese"

11/18/200907:21AM
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Whysodifficult?
I am so disappointed in how this site is set up.

One would think a major function of the site should be to allow the average citizen SIMPLE access to
basic information.

I have spent two hours looking for one list and still haven't found the info. I wanted to see what PACs
gave to each candidate for current Massachusetts US Senate candidates.

Specifically, I would like to know how much each candidate received from AIPAC. Not only couldn't I
findthat, I also learned something about "bundled contributions" and that only seems to be a method to
obfuscate the real source of the contributors.

The site seems perfectly fine for "professional"users, but I think a primary function should be to inform the
electorate---in very simple ways.

Hope you can help me find this info asap so I can make an informed decision.

Thank you.

John Savarese
PS-Also, why are there no email contacts directly to the FEC available online ?
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09/24/200906:32AM
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ObamaCampaignAcceptedMillionsfromArabCountries
Obama Campaign Accepted Millions from Arab Countries

Barak Obama accepted foreign campaign contributions in violation of federal law. The Islamic
states gave millions of dollars to the Obama campaign. The Obama campaign repackaged these
donations to hide their source.

Muammar Qaddafi admitted that Arabs gave millions of dollars to the Obama campaign. There
were more than 500,000 unidentified donors to the Obama campaign. All foreign contributions
must be investigated. Why did Saudi Arabia help pay for Barak Obama’s tuition at Harvard?

The Obama campaign received donations from Hamas. Hamas is a terrorist organization whose
mission is the destruction of Israel. The Jewish voters in Florida better wake up. Barak Obama
received foreign donations from radical Islamic terrorists.
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PeterLytle
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09/16/200905:19PM
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Subject
Re:Fw:Vendortechnicalquestions...
Good Day Mr. Luna and Mr. Lally. Thanks for your input about the submission issues - it
appears that the command-line usage you suggested will do for now. A few thoughts on the 2nd
item
I appreciate your willingness to build .EXE files for linux environments, but please don't do
that. .EXEs won't run. If you are going to provide binaries for linux users (which definitely
goes against best-practices in this case) then you will need to provide them for each of the
various linux varieties out there. In Windows a binary can generally be taken from one machine
to another and run successfully - not generally the case for linux varieties. Unless you were to
compile against static libraries, you would probably need a different binary for each of the linux
varities (including Ubuntu, Debian, RedHat, SuSE, Fedora, FreeBSD, Slackware, etc). Many
developers are working on 64-bit systems, which would be important to support, so the number
you would have to build just doubled. Considering the current state of the "Developer Toolkit",
somehow that doesn't seem realistic.
This link should give you more information about the "binaries for Linux" problems:
http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/11/24/2230256&threshold=1
The much better approach would be to do either of the following:
1) Provide the source code so the necessary app could be compiled by each developer on
whatever linux variety they have or, the better option,
2) Instead of requiring binaries, create an API that uses open-source, widely-available standards
to handle the transmission, validation, checking, etc for the entire reporting process. This would
not be massively difficult to do - the API could be run in tandem with the current software, so
that people who wanted the Windows stand-alone program could use it, and the developers could
interact with the API as needed.
I do realize there are commercial interests at stake in this process, and there is a time and a place
for those. But when there are non-commercial, open-source, inexpensive and widely-available
tools that can be used to accomplish PRECISELY the same thing being done by an antiquated
piece of software (is that executable still COBOL?) then I suggest a closer examination of the
(likely) cheaper, more effective alternative.
I would gladly (and freely) give my input in the process of creating such an API.
Lastly, I should mention that I know of other developers (some of whom are much less patient
than myself) who are working down the packet-sniffing reverse-engineering route to research
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exactly what the binaries provided do. They will undoubtedly publicize that information when
they accomplish that goal, and it's only a matter of time before they do it. Were I in the FEC's
shoes (or even NIC's), I would be weighing the possibility of people misusing the provided
binaries vs. providing (and controlling ) an API that developers would only have controlled
access to. It seems the 2nd option would be advantageous for everyone.
Thanks for your patience - I would be interested in your thoughts on these issues.
Pete
_________________________________
Peter Lytle, Principal
Blue Campaign Solutions
pete@bluecampaigns.com
www.bluecampaigns.com
Phone: 614.893.4603
Fax: 866.727.1883
On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 8:22 AM, <klally@fec.gov> wrote:
Pete,inanefforttofinetuneouremaildiscussion,plsseebelowinREDfrommycontractor.
Letmeknowifyouwouldstillliketochatthismorningregardingyourquestion2,andtheoverallfiling
process.
KenLally
ProjectManager/ProgramCoordinator
ElectronicFilingOffice
FederalElectionCommission
Phone(202)694-1667
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"Brown,Travis"<tbrown@nicusa.com>
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RE:Vendortechnicalquestions...
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Ken,

Please find our responses t o t his gent leman's quest ions below in RED.

1) I have been abl e t o do t est f i l i ngs t hr ough t he CLI ( command-l i ne i nt er f ace) usi ng t he
" democ.exe" ut i l i t y. I t seems adequat e enough, out si de of t he r equi r ed i nt er act i ve ent r y
of i t ems. I t says i n t he usage i nst r uct i ons t hat you can use " di scl ose f i l ename passwor d
f i l er i d emai l agencyi d host [ f eedback_f i l e] " . That woul d be f i ne i f di scl ose wer e
execut abl e, but f r om what I can t el l i t ' s j ust a DLL si t t i ng t her e ( and r unni ng t hat vi a
r undl l 32.exe doesn' t wor k) . How can I do a compl et e f i l i ng vi a a si ngl e command-l i ne cal l
( no i nt er act i ve i nput ) , ei t her wi t h " democ" or " f ecl oad" i t sel f ?

PETE I S CORRECT I N HI S STATEMENT REFERRI NG TO THE USAGE I NSTRUCTI ONS.
HOWEVER, HE CAN USE DEMOC ( AN EXECUTABLE) TO ACHI EVE HI S OBJECTI VE.

WE NEED TO CLARI FY/ UPDATE THE I NSTRUCTI ONS TO POI NT TO THI S SOLUTI ON. ( WE
WI LL DO SO I N THE NEXT RELEASE) . THE I NSTRUCTI ONS SHOULD READ:

" democ f i l ename passwor d f i l er i d emai l agencyi d host [ f eedback_f i l e] "


PLEASE NOTE: THE DI SCLOSE DLL I S NOT AN EXECUTABLE BUT THE DEMOC I S.
2) We ar e a l i nux-based shop and we' r e r unni ng a separ at e wi ndows ser ver t o do al l of
t hi s, whi ch i s wast ef ul and i nconveni ent . Can you descr i be ( or put me i n t ouch wi t h
someone who can) i n t echni cal t er ms exact l y what t he FEC syst em expect s t o get f r om t he
out si de, so t hat I coul d bui l d a l i nux-compat i bl e sol ut i on. I n ot her wor ds, i s t he f i l e
PGP-encr ypt ed, and sent vi a POST or si mi l ar t o t he FEC ser ver s, and t hen i t get s back a
r esponse of some ki nd? I ' ve gone so f ar as t o packet -sni f f t he i nt er act i ons t o
r ever se-engi neer t he pr ocess, whi ch i s a t r emendous amount of wor k. Any hel p i n t hat
r egar d woul d be gr eat l y appr eci at ed

I N ORDER TO ADDRESS PETE' S CONCERNS ON A LI NUX COMPATI BLE SOLUTI ON AND
AFTER MUCH CONTEMPLATI ON THE COMMI SSI ON' S CONCERNS FOR CROSS-PLATFORM
SUPPORT, WE PROPOSE TO BUI LD ( FOR VENDPAC I NCLUSI ON) A SET OF DI SCLOSE AND
POSSI BLY FECHECK BI NARI ES ( EXE) FOR THE BASI C LI NUX AND MAC ENVI RONMENTS.
THI S WI LL GI VE THE VENDORS MORE CODI NG FLEXI BI LI TY WHI LE ADDRESSI NG SOME
OF THE COMMI SSI ON' S OUTREACH I SSUES. WE CAN DI SCUSS TOMORROW.

Carlos Luna
NI C Technologies
FEC-Elect ronic Filing Office
carlos@nicusa.com
FOIA 2011-30 4-22




From: klally@fec.gov [ klally@fec.gov]
Sent : Monday, Sept ember 14, 2009 12: 30 PM
To: Brown, Travis
Cc: Luna, Carlos
Subj ect : Fw: Vendor t echnical quest ions...
Traviscanyoupulltogethertheplayersforthiscall?
KenLally
ProjectManager/ProgramCoordinator
ElectronicFilingOffice
FederalElectionCommission
Phone(202)694-1667
-----ForwardedbyKenLally/FEC/USon09/14/200912:30PM-----
PeterLytle<pete@bluecampaigns.com>
09/14/200912:15PM
To
klally@fec.gov
cc
CarlosLuna<carlos@nicusa.com>,tbrown@nicusa.com
Subject Re:Vendortechnicalquestions...
Thank you Ken, I would appreciate it. Anytime between 10am-12 noon would be great -
thanks very much.
Pete
_________________________________
Peter Lytle, Principal
Blue Campaign Solutions
pete@bluecampaigns.com
www.bluecampaigns.com
Phone: 614.893.4603
Fax: 866.727.1883
FOIA 2011-30 4-23
On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 12:08 PM, <klally@fec.gov> wrote:
Pete,Iamsorry,mytimeisyours.However,mycontractorhasothercommitmentsthatseemtobe
takingpriority.
Let'stryitthisway-whattimeisgoodforyoutomorrow?We'llsetupaconfcall.
KenLally
ProjectManager/ProgramCoordinator
ElectronicFilingOffice
FederalElectionCommission
Phone(202)694-1667
PeterLytle<pete@bluecampaigns.com>
09/14/200911:56AM
To
klally@fec.gov
cc
tbrown@nicusa.com,CarlosLuna<carlos@nicusa.com>
Subject Re:Vendortechnicalquestions...
Mr. Lally - it has now been over two weeks since I originally asked about this information. Do
you have any ETA on when I could expect to hear back from anybody about these technical
issues?
Pete
_________________________________
Peter Lytle, Principal
Blue Campaign Solutions
pete@bluecampaigns.com
www.bluecampaigns.com
Phone: 614.893.4603
Fax: 866.727.1883
FOIA 2011-30 4-24
On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 2:49 PM, <klally@fec.gov> wrote:
Pete,sorrywehavebeenburiedinspecialprojects.TravisorCarlosshouldgetbacktoyousoon-
KenLally
ProjectManager/ProgramCoordinator
ElectronicFilingOffice
FederalElectionCommission
Phone(202)694-1667
PeterLytle<pete@bluecampaigns.com>
09/08/200902:23PM
To
klally@fec.gov
cc
tbrown@nicusa.com
Subject Re:Vendortechnicalquestions...
Ken & Travis - I wanted to follow-up and see if any headway has been made on these. Am I
wrong, or aren't these questions that other vendors have asked many times before? Thanks for
your help,
Pete
_________________________________
Peter Lytle, Principal
Blue Campaign Solutions
pete@bluecampaigns.com
www.bluecampaigns.com
Phone: 614.893.4603
Fax: 866.727.1883
FOIA 2011-30 4-25
"Hassan,Ali"
<hassana@exchange.law.nyu.
edu>
09/03/200904:11PM
To
"ali.hassan@nyu.edu"<ali.hassan@nyu.edu>
cc
bcc
Subject
MoneyandPoliticsFollowUpLetter
Dear friends and allies,
Please find attached a follow up letter to our Money and Politics Conference. Thank you for your support.
Sincerely,
Ali Hassan, Research Associate
Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
161 Avenue of the Americas, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10013 | www.brennancenter.org
(212) 998-6363 | ahassan05@nyu.edu
 
FOIA 2011-30 4-26
Dear Friend,

As many of us who work on Money in Politics issues await
next week’s reargument in the Citizens United case, we’d like
to take this opportunity to note some follow-up items to our
May 2009 conference. We were recently reminded of
Professor Rick Hasen’s unfortunately prescient prediction at
the conference that the Court’s next attempt to deregulate
campaign finance reforms would be to overturn Austin v.
Michigan Chamber of Commerce, which, of course, the
Supreme Court will now consider overruling. Like many of
you, we’ve been involved in the amicus briefing of Citizens
United and the RNC v. FEC case that was argued in federal
district court in D.C. last week. We have also been actively
involved as lead counsel for Intervenor-Defendants in the Green Party case in
Connecticut, which we are currently appealing.

Videos of the full Money in Politics conference are now posted on the Brennan Center
website, along with summaries of the each of the day’s panels. We also uploaded some
wonderful photographs of speakers, panels and attendees. Click here or visit the
following URL:
http://www.brennancenter.org/content/pages/money_in_politics_2009_new_horizons_for
_reform.

In the wake of the conference, follow-up on issues raised there appeared in numerous
publications. Micah Sifry of the Personal Democracy Forum weighed in on Campaign
Finance Institute Executive Director Michael Malbin’s analysis of the donor makeup in
the 2008 presidential election and conclusion that “the Obama campaign’s successes with
small donors [were] the sign of a new era.” Politico reported on White House Ethics
Advisor Norm Eisen’s speech at the conference in which he likened fundraising
innovations in the 2008 presidential race to the American Revolution. And the BNA
Money in Politics Report (subscription only) detailed remarks about public financing by
Bob Bauer. Additionally, in a public exchange with conference panelist and law professor
Allison Hayward, Brennan Center attorney Ciara Torres-Spelliscy argued that,
Hayward’s assertions notwithstanding, high incumbency rates are intimately bound up
with campaign finance law.

FOIA 2011-30 4-27
Lastly, we wanted to alert you of some personnel changes at the Brennan Center.
Democracy Program Deputy Director Laura MacCleery moved to the Center for
Reproductive Rights as their Communication and Government Relations Director in late
August. Brennan Center Democracy Program Counsel Monica Youn will now be heading
our Campaign Finance Reform Project, working with Counsel Ciara Torres-Spelliscy and
Counsel Angela Migally. Research Associate Ali Hassan will also be working on these
issues, replacing Zachary Proulx, who will be attending law school at the University of
Michigan.

Sincerely,



Susan Liss
Director, Democracy Program
Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
161 Avenue of the Americas, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10013
(212) 998-6748
susan.liss@nyu.edu

FOIA 2011-30 4-28
"MatthewSanderson"
<MTS@Capdale.com>
08/14/200909:37AM
To
<chunter@fec.gov>,<CommissionerHunter@fec.gov>
cc
bcc
Subject
HinckleyInstitute
Hello Commissioner Hunter:

How are you? I thought I would trouble you one more time to see if you're available to speak to the
student group I'm involved with.
The group is called the Hinckley Institute of Politics (http://www.hinckley.utah.edu/). Every semester, 30
of the Institute's students meet in DC with a government leader for 30-45 minutes of informal talk/Q&A. In
the past, they've met with Members of Congress, Executive Branch officials, and others. The Institute is
still very interested in hearing your perspective on elections and campaign finance. They have a Fall
Semester meeting tentatively scheduled for 6:30pm on Wednesday, October 21st. (They could also do
Thursday, October 22nd if that would be more convenient.) Would you be available to come and speak
for 30-45 minutes? The event would be held at Caplin & Drysdale's DC office.
Let me know what you think. Thanks!
Matt

Matthew T. Sanderson
Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered
(202) 862-5046 (direct)
One Thomas Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20005
mts@capdale.com
www.capdale.com/msanderson/
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AlunLloydMorris
<alun.lloydmorris@parlicentre.
org>
06/24/200911:30AM
To
commissionerhunter@fec.gov
cc
bcc
Subject
InternationalElectoralCommissionsConference:Ensuring
DemocraticLegitimacy
Dear Caroline
I am writing to inform you that the forthcoming International Electoral Commissions Conference:
Ensuring Democratic Legitimacy, organised by the Centre for Parliamentary Studies, will be taking
place on 15th – 16th December 2009.
The venue for the Conference is The Commonwealth Club, home of the Royal Commonwealth
Society, in London, and the two-day event concludes with a Networking Reception at the House of
Parliament in Westminster.
The work of Electoral Commissions is at the very heart of the democratic process throughout the
world, organising the logistics of the electoral process and ensuring the legitimacy of governance
itself.
This major two-day conference will provide a timely opportunity to share best practice and new
initiatives among expert speakers and delegates. It will address some of the major current issues being
faced by those engaged in improving integrity and public confidence in the democratic process.
I enclose details of our terms of registration, with further information available at the
electoralforum.org website. You may also be interested to note that we have arranged a special
reduced rate for accommodation at the Citadines London Trafalgar Square Apart'hotel and the
Club Quarters Hotel which are both conveniently located next to the conference venue.
Should you wish to attend, please complete and return the attached form at your earliest convenience
in order to secure a delegate place. Furthermore, if you feel this conference would be relevant to any
of your colleagues, I would greatly appreciate it if you would be so kind as to extend this invitation to
them.
Should you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact me.
Yours sincerely,
Alun Lloyd Morris
Director of International Exchange
Centre for Parliamentary Studies
Tel: +44 (0) 845 606 1531
Fax: +44 (0) 845 606 1539
Web: http://electoralforum.org
FOIA 2011-30 4-31
FOIA 2011-30 4-32
Registration. doc
"MatthewSanderson"
<MTS@Capdale.com>
05/26/200907:47AM
To
<CommissionerHunter@fec.gov>
cc
bcc
Subject
FW:HinckleyInstituteofPolitics
Hello Commissioner Hunter:

Sorry to bother you again, but I just wanted to make sure that you received the email below. Please let
me know if you are able to make it. Thanks!

Matt
From: Mat t hew Sanderson
Sent : Thursday, May 14, 2009 10: 38 AM
To: 'CommissionerHunt er@fec.gov'
Subj ect : Hinckley I nst it ut e of Polit ics
Commissioner Hunter:

How are you? I hope things are going well for you at the Commission.
I'm emailing because I'm involved with a group called the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of
Utah (http://www.hinckley.utah.edu/), which arranges internships in DC for undergraduate students. Every
semester, 30 of the students meet in DC with a government leader for 30-45 minutes of informal
talk/Q&A. In the past, they've met with Members of Congress, Executive Branch officials, and others. The
Institute is very interested in hearing your perspective on elections and campaign finance, and they
requested my help in contacting you. They have a Summer Semester meeting tentatively scheduled for
6:30pm on Monday, June 22nd. Would you be available to come and speak for 30-45 minutes?
Let me know what you think. Thanks!
Matt
Matthew T. Sanderson
Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered
(202) 862-5046 (direct)
One Thomas Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20005
mts@capdale.com
www.capdale.com/msanderson/
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To ensure compliance with requirements imposed by the IRS,
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"MatthewSanderson"
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05/14/200910:38AM
To
<CommissionerHunter@fec.gov>
cc
bcc
Subject
HinckleyInstituteofPolitics
Commissioner Hunter:

How are you? I hope things are going well for you at the Commission.
I'm emailing because I'm involved with a group called the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of
Utah (http://www.hinckley.utah.edu/), which arranges internships in DC for undergraduate students. Every
semester, 30 of the students meet in DC with a government leader for 30-45 minutes of informal
talk/Q&A. In the past, they've met with Members of Congress, Executive Branch officials, and others. The
Institute is very interested in hearing your perspective on elections and campaign finance, and they
requested my help in contacting you. They have a Summer Semester meeting tentatively scheduled for
6:30pm on Monday, June 22nd. Would you be available to come and speak for 30-45 minutes?
Let me know what you think. Thanks!
Matt
Matthew T. Sanderson
Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered
(202) 862-5046 (direct)
One Thomas Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20005
mts@capdale.com
www.capdale.com/msanderson/
*Not a member of the District of Columbia Bar (practicing under the direct supervision of a D.C. Bar member)


To ensure compliance with requirements imposed by the IRS,
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FOIA 2011-30 4-36
"ChristinaM.Goodlander"
<cgoodlander@iri.org>
05/05/200905:56PM
To
<CommissionerHunter@fec.gov>
cc
bcc
Subject
MeetingRequest:InternationalRepublicanInstitute
DelegationfromChina
Dear Commissioner Hunter:

I am a colleague of Jeff Vanness at the International Republican Institute, where I work on our
China programs. We have a delegation of four Chinese who work on political and electoral
reform, and they are very interested to learn more about U.S. elections. Jeff recommended that I
contact you to see if you would have some time to meet with the delegation to share some of
your knowledge as a commissioner of the FEC.

I know this is incredibly short notice, but would you potentially have time to meet with the
delegation on Friday, May 8? Additionally, one of the delegates who is a pioneer in Chinese
election reform will also be in Washington on Monday and Tuesday, May 18 and 19.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you,
Christina Goodlander

Christina M. Goodlander
International Republican Institute
202-572-0097 (office)
202-669-4506 (mobile)

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"DouglasBaker"
<douglas.baker@monumentca
pitalgroup.com>
04/22/200912:08PM
To
<CommissionerHunter@fec.gov>
cc
bcc
Subject
Outreach
Caroline:

I hope all is well and that you are enjoying your new position. I have a resume of a young
lawyer looking for a job in the elections field. I don’t know the individual but we went to the
same high school. Let me know if you have time to talk.

Best,

Doug

Douglas B. Baker
Monument Capital Group LLC
1455 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 280-6374
(202) 812-4781 Mobile
(202) 347-7113 Fax
douglas.baker@monumentcapitalgroup.com
www.monumentcapitalgroup.com

FOIA 2011-30 4-38

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04/21/200902:50PM
To
commissionerhunter@fec.gov
cc
bcc
Subject
DCElectionLawNetworking
Dear Commissioner Hunter,

I am contacting you in hopes that you can offer me some advice/guidance as I explore political
law opportunities in the DC area. I graduated law school last May and after cutting my teeth on
political law issues during the General Election, I am looking to relocate from Milwaukee, WI to
Washington, DC to begin a political law practice. I figure Washington, DC (especially the FEC)
is the place to gain the experience I need to develop such a practice.















I have attached a copy of my current resume to shed more light on my experiences and interests.
I would greatly appreciate any advice or information you could give a person in my position.
Thank you very much for your time. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Sincerely,


Attached: Resume
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MichaelBurdick

04/17/200902:23AM
To
CommissionerHunter@fec.gov
cc
bcc
Subject
Regardingnewsadvocacyandfinancelaws
Dear Commissioner Hunter,
While there are extremely strict laws regarding campaign fundraising
limits from individuals, corporations and political action
committees, it's not clear to me why these same laws would not apply
to a communications corporation.
My concern is the trend in the past decade by 24-hour news networks
to incorporate and increase the time spent on editorial (or opinion)
shows. In many cases, the hosts and guests actively advocate one
candidate over another. In the case of Fox News, the entire network
overwhelmingly advocates Republican candidates.
Why would this donation of what is essentially huge amounts of
advertising time not fall under campaign finance limits or
communications electioneering?
My concern is that anyone wealthy enough to purchase a communications
network (particularly with the FCC's currently lax monopoly rules),
can essentially use the network as a huge advertisement for his
preferred party or candidate. In fact, there is plenty of evidence
that this is precisely what has happened.
Sincerely,
Mike Burdick
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"Strickland,Kelle"
<Kelle.Strickland@mail.house.
gov>
03/25/200905:35PM
To
<CommissionerHunter@fec.gov>
cc
bcc
Subject
Rep.JoBonner-request
Commissioner Hunter appeared before the House Appropriations Financial Services Subcommittee last
year. My boss, Congressman Jo Bonner, of Alabama, was on the subcommittee at that time. I need to
get in touch with the Commissioner, if someone could please put me in contact with her office. Thank
you.


Kelle Strickland
Legislative Director and Counsel
Congressman Jo Bonner (AL-01)
2236 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
202.225.4931

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02/05/200912:28PM
To
<CommissionerHunter@fec.gov>
cc
bcc
Subject
ThanksfortheInterview-ChiefFinancialOfficerPosition
February 5, 2009

Commissioner Caroline C. Hunter
Federal Election Commission
999 E Street NW
Washington, DC
Dear Commissioner Hunter:
Thank you for the time you spent talking with me about the chief financial officer position
you have open at the Federal Election Commission. I am very excited about this
position and convinced my years of financial experience make me a great person for the
position.







Please contact me if you have any further
questions about this or any of my other qualifications.

I look forward to hearing from you soon about the position, and I again thank you for
meeting with me.

Sincerely,



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"Stone,JoeE."
<jestone@co.dekalb.ga.us>
01/26/200904:09PM
To
<CommissionerHunter@fec.gov>
cc
bcc
Subject
IncorrectReportingonContribution-ERROR
It was reported on your website that I contributed $5,000.00 to Vernon Jones for Georgia Senate
campaign. In that the amounted that you have listed is in violation of the campaign contribution limit, it is
important that your records are corrected to show my correct contribution of $500.00 (hundred) versus
$5,000.00 (thousand). I reviewed what was listed by Mr. Jones
Campaign and his records show the correct amount of $500.00. My cancelled check also verifies the
correct amount given.

Thank you in advance,

Joe E Stone
College Park, Georgia
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LawrenceLong

01/03/200912:59PM
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porter.berry@foxnews.com,voterfraud@foxnews.com,
askfox@foxinc.com,daveulrickson@clearchannel.com,
cc
LawrenceLong ,CarleneStrahan
BillClark
,JamesNance
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Subject
LetterstotheUSSupremeCourtcaseNo.08-570Bergvs
Obama
Fox News Network,

Why have you not been reporting on this daily if you are Fair and un-bias. This is the Biggest Fraud on the the
United States Citizens ever and you report zero on the case. WHY? Are you on the payroll along with all the other
Socialist Media in this country. Most Americans have no idea about this issue because the media does not report on
it. Another Watergate that the media is a part of every day this goes unreported and out of the sunlight.

Your company is culpable in this issue/crime against the Constitution and the 330 million people of the United
States. I believe that Mr. Peter Liguori, President of Fox believe in the Constitution has he showed in his visit to Harry S.
Truman High School. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChdJGay765A

I wrote my letters to the Justices in December with no reply, very sad indeed. Mr. Berg Esq. case No. 08-570 is to
be reviewed this month, if they rule against Obama you will look like you were in his pocket.

Stand up and be Americans and report on the TRUTH! Look at web site: www.obamacrimes.com

I wish to be interviewed on your network at any time on this issue.

Best Regards,
L. J. Long

Art icle: By Chelsea Schilling
© 2009 WorldNet Daily

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The Supreme Court will soon receive urgent request s t o det ermine whet her Barack
Obama meet s nat ural-born cit izenship requirement s under t he U.S. Const it ut ion – in t he
form of more 60,138 let t ers.

The shipment includes 6,682 FedEx packages of nine let t ers each t hat will be delivered
before t he court reviews a case Friday challenging t he eligibilit y of Barack Obama under
Art icle 2, Sect ion 1 of t he Const it ut ion, which st ipulat es t he posit ion can only be filled
by "a nat ural born cit izen."

"I f we didn't do everyt hing possible t o let t he Supreme Court j ust ices know what a
concern t his is t o millions of Americans, I would feel like I was let t ing down t he
Const it ut ion and t he men who framed it – not t o ment ion every cit izen of t he Unit ed
St at es living now and in t he fut ure," said Joseph Farah, WND's founder and edit or.
"This const it ut ional eligibilit y t est has become a key issue wit h me because if t he plain
language of t he Const it ut ion is no longer t aken seriously by our nat ion 's cont rolling
legal aut horit ies, we have become an out law nat ion – no longer under t he rule of law
but under t he rule of men."

Where's t he proof Barack Obama was born in t he U.S. and t hus a "nat ural born
American" as required by Art icle 2, Sect ion 1 of t he Const it ut ion? I f you st ill want t o see
it , sign WND's pet it ion demanding t he release of his birt h cert ificat e.

Farah personally draft ed t he let t er t hat has been sent t o t he j ust ices above t he name
and address of part icipant s in t he program.
Farah launched a pet it ion drive on WND t hree weeks ago t hat calls on all cont rolling
legal aut horit ies t o ensure t he Const it ut ion is followed on t he quest ion of eligibilit y and
for full public disclosure of t he fact s of Obama's birt hplace and parent age. More t han
153,000 people have signed on t o t he pet it ion so far .

Obama has claimed in his aut obiography and elsewhere t hat he was born in Hawaii in
1961 t o parent s Barack Hussein Obama Sr., a Kenyan nat ional, and St anley Ann
Dunham, a minor. But det ails about which hospit al handled t he birt h and ot her det ails
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provided on t he complet e birt h cert ificat e have been wit hheld by Obama despit e
lawsuit s and public demands for release.
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LawrenceLong

12/24/200802:46PM
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12/23/08:U.S.SUPREMECOURTREQUESTEDTOISSUE
ANINJUNCTIONTOSTAYCONGRESSIONAL
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CONSTITUTION
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Philip J. Berg, Esquire
555 Andorra Glen Court
#12
Lafayette Hill, PA
12/23/08: U. S. SUPREME COURT REQUESTE
AN INJUNCTION TO STAY CONGRESSIONA
ELECTORAL VOTE COUNT ON JANUARY 8
OBAMA PROVES HE IS QUALIFIED TO BE P
BERG PLEDGES TO KEEP FIGHTING FOR T
MILLION IN OUR COUNTRY FOR OUR U.S.
CONSTITUTION
(Contact information and PDF at end)
For Immediate Release: - 12/23/08
U.S. Supreme Court No. 08 - 570
(Washington, DC – 12/23/08) - Philip J. Berg, Esquire, the
Attorney who filed suit against Barack H. Obama challenging
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19444-2531
Cell (610) 662-3005
(610) 825-3134
(800) 993-PHIL [7445]
Fax (610) 834-7659
Contact Phil J. Berg by
email

Senator Obama’s lack of “qualifications” to serve as President
of the United States filed again with the U.S. Supreme Court an
Application for an Injunction to Stay the Congressional
Electoral Vote Count on January 8, 2009 until Obama Proves
he is “Qualified” to be President. This time, the Application for
Injunction was addressed to Justice Antonin Scalia.
On 12/09/08, Berg Justice Souter denied our Application; then
Berg refiled and on 12/17/08 Justice Kennedy also denied the
Request for Injunction.
Berg filed this while still waiting to hear if the U.S. Supreme
Court will hear the Writ of Certiorari that he filed on October
30, 2008, requesting review of the United States District Court
of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Judge Surrick’s
Dismissal of Philip J. Berg’s lawsuit against Barack H. Obama,
Jr., the DNC and the other co-Defendants regarding “standing.”
The Supreme Court has listed the case of Berg vs. Obama
for “Conference” on January 9, 2008.
Mr. Berg remarked today, “I am appalled that the main stream
media continues to ignore this issue as we are headed to a
‘Constitution Crisis.’ There is nothing more important than our
U.S. Constitution and it must be enforced. I am concerned that
our Courts have not yet decided to look into the merits of our
allegations. I know that Mr. Obama is not a constitutionally
qualified ‘natural-born’ citizen and therefore, is ineligible to
assume the office of President of. the United States.
Obama, knows he is not ‘natural born’ as he knows where he
was born and he knows he was adopted in Indonesia; is an
attorney, Harvard Law grad who taught Constitutional law;
knows the Obama candidacy is the biggest ‘hoax’ attempted on
the citizens of the United States in over 200 years; places our
Constitution in a ‘crisis’ situation; and Obama is in a situation
where he can be blackmailed by leaders around the world.”
Berg concluded, “I will continue to file Court proceedings until
Obama either proves he is qualified or does the right thing and
states that he is proud that he, an African American, received
more votes than anyone else in the Presidential election on
November 4, 2008, but because of things in his past, he must
withdraw his name.
For copies of all Court Pleadings, go to obamacrimes.com

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U.S. Constitution - Article 2
Section 1
Article 2 - The Executive Branch
Section 1 - The President
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The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the
United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the
Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice-President
chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows:
Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature
thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole
Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State
may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or
Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit
under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.
(The Electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by
Ballot for two persons, of whom one at least shall not lie an
Inhabitant of the same State with themselves. And they shall
make a List of all the Persons voted for, and of the Number of
Votes for each; which List they shall sign and certify, and
transmit sealed to the Seat of the Government of the United
States, directed to the President of the Senate. The President
of the Senate shall, in the Presence of the Senate and House of
Representatives, open all the Certificates, and the Votes shall
then be counted. The Person having the greatest Number of
Votes shall be the President, if such Number be a Majority of
the whole Number of Electors appointed; and if there be more
than one who have such Majority, and have an equal Number
of Votes, then the House of Representatives shall immediately
chuse by Ballot one of them for President; and if no Person
have a Majority, then from the five highest on the List the said
House shall in like Manner chuse the President. But in chusing
the President, the Votes shall be taken by States, the
Representation from each State having one Vote; a quorum
for this Purpose shall consist of a Member or Members from
two-thirds of the States, and a Majority of all the States shall
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be necessary to a Choice. In every Case, after the Choice of
the President, the Person having the greatest Number of Votes
of the Electors shall be the Vice President. But if there should
remain two or more who have equal Votes, the Senate shall
chuse from them by Ballot the Vice-President.) (This clause in
parentheses was superseded by the 12th Amendment.)
The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors,
and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day
shall be the same throughout the United States.
No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the
United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution,
shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any
Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to
the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a
Resident within the United States.
(In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his
Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and
Duties of the said Office, the same shall devolve on the Vice
President, and the Congress may by Law provide for the Case
of Removal, Death, Resignation or Inability, both of the
President and Vice President, declaring what Officer shall
then act as President, and such Officer shall act accordingly,
until the Disability be removed, or a President shall be
elected.) (This clause in parentheses has been modified by
the 20th and 25th Amendments.)
The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a
Compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished
during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he
shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from
the United States, or any of them.
Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the
following Oath or Affirmation:
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute
the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best
of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of
the United States."
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"JenniferMarsico"
<Jennifer.Marsico@AEI.org>
12/22/200811:53AM
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InvitationtoJanuary7ElectionReformProjectlunch
Dear Caroline,
On behalf of the AEI‐Brookings Election Reform Project, we would like to invite you to attend a small, 
private luncheon on Wednesday, January 7, 2009, on the topic of post‐election audits.  The speakers will 
be Dr. Lonna Atkeson, professor of political science at the University of New Mexico, and Dr. Michael 
Traugott, professor of political science at the University of Michigan. The lunch will be taking place at the 
Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, starting at 12:30 pm.  Additional information is attached.  
Please RSVP to (202) 862‐5899 or jennifer.marsico@aei.org.  We hope to see you on January 7!
 
Sincerely,
Norman Ornstein
Co‐Director
American Enterprise Institute
 
Thomas Mann   
Co‐Director
The Brookings Institution
 
John Fortier
Principal Contributor
American Enterprise Institute
 
 
 
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December 22, 2008


Dear Caroline:
We invite you to attend a small, private luncheon on January 7, 2009, at 12:30 pm at the
Brookings Institution in Washington DC. The luncheon is part of the AEI-Brookings Election
Reform Project’s continuing series in which we invite EAC and FEC members, Hill staffers,
Justice Department officials, and other election reform experts to give short presentations about
an election reform topic followed by discussion with election reform policymakers.
The topic of the luncheon will be post-election audits, and the speakers will be Dr. Lonna
Atkeson, professor of political science at the University of New Mexico, and Dr. Michael
Traugott, professor of political science at the University of Michigan.
As you may know, the goal of the Election Reform Project, launched in February of 2006, is to
provide a forum for scholars, industry experts, and policymakers to discuss and coordinate the
national effort to ensure the fairness and reliability of elections in the United States. In addition
to regular luncheons, panels, and conferences, the Project maintains a website, available at
www.electionreformproject.org, which tracks research and news related to election reform.

We hope that you will join us on the 7
th
. Please RSVP to Jennifer Marsico at (202) 862-5899 or
jennifer.marsico@aei.org.



Sincerely,



Norman Ornstein Thomas Mann John Fortier
Co-Director Co-Director Principal Contributor
American Enterprise Institute The Brookings Institution American Enterprise Institute
 
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SecrétariatTerraNova
<secretariat@tnova.fr>
12/12/200811:34AM
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TerraNova-missiontostudyUSelection
Dear Commissioner Hunter,
Terra Nova, a new French political think tank founded in February 2008, is organising a taskforce
on the last US general election. We would be honoured if you would kindly meet with members of
this taskforce for one hour between the 15th and 19th of december to discuss with them your
views on US election regulations.

The aim of this task force is to identify innovations in US campaign strategies and to evaluate the extent
to which they can be implemented in France. In light of these elements, we will propose a modernisation
of the existing French regulatory framework. The taskforce will be comprised of specialists in the areas of
communication, internet, political strategy, opinion and media. Please find attached a general
presentation of the taskforce, and a list of its members.

This mission is non-partisan. We have secured the support of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs : a
member of its Policy Planning Staff (Centre d'analyse et de prévision) will be part of the mission. We have
also set up a partnership with the Center for American Progress, and with the German Marshal Fund of
the United States. Ségolène Royal's chief of staff during her bid to reach the presidency last year, as well
as her chief internet officer will be with us on this mission. The deputy-head of the French Socialist party
(Arnaud Montebourg) will also join us as an observer. This mission will surely contribute to reasserting
the ties between France and the US.

We hope you will agree to meet with the members of the taskforce and would be happy to discuss
the matter further with you at your convenience.
Sincerely yours,
Thomas Paga, Terra Nova www.tnova.fr ; 0033158361520

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PARTICIPANTS
Internet specialists (2) :
Nicolas VANBREMEERSCH, blogger – « Versac »
Benoit THIEULIN, founder of « La Netscouade »
Communication (1) :
Camille CROS, consultant – Euro RSCG C&O
Opinion polls (1) :
Bruno JEANBART, studies director - OpinionWay
Political strategy (2) :
Olivier FERRAND, president of Terra Nova
Camille PUTOIS, general-secretary - Médias et Régies Europe
Specialist of American politics (3):
Pauline PERETZ, consultant on transatlantic relations for the Policy
Planning at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Raffaello MATARAZZO, researcher at the Istituto Affari Internazionali
Natalie LA BALME, programme officer at the German Marshall Fund
Journalists (1) :
Pierre-Etienne POMMIER, producer - iPol
Support team in Washington :
Justin VAISSE, researcher at the Brookings Institution
Antoine MICHON, French embassy in Washington
Matt BROWNE, Center for American Progress
Benoît THIRION
Study group : « New campaigning
techniques: lessons from the 2008
American General Elections »
Team members
RAPPORTEUR
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Study group : « New campaigning
techniques : lessons from the 2008
American General Election »
Study innovations  in  campaigning techniques  used by  both
candidates  in  the  American  General  Election  (B.Obama and 
J.McCain)  :  strategy,  polling,  communication,  outlets (traditionnal
media,  internet,  party  activism)…Identify transposable  elements
and lessons to be learned for France.
Public report.
Press conference.
Diffusion  towards Members of  Parliament,  journalists and 
researchers.
The  results will be used by  our partners,  at their discretion,  with
their customers and associates.
OBJECTIVES
OUTLETS
PARTICIPANTS Pluridisciplinary and non‐partisan mission: see appendix
PARTNERSHIPS
Organisers :
TERRA NOVA
Partners :
A public affairs consulting firm: EURO RSCG C&O
A polling firm : OPINIONWAY
Internet specialists : LA NETSCOUADE, SPINTANK
THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
A French‐American institution: THE GERMAN MARSHALL FUND
American think tanks: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION, CENTER FOR 
AMERICAN PROGRESS
METHODS
Prefiguration mission in Washington, D.C. (november) :  
information retrieval, first contacts, preparatory work. 
2‐week study mission in Washington D.C. and in a major state 
(december) : interviews with campaign operatives. 
Writing of the final report (late december).
Presentation of the report (january 2009).
General presentation
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LawrenceLong

12/07/200805:27PM
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U.S.SupremeCourt-Bergv.Obama
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From: l'i1VVI'.obamacrimes.com This is news, but you do not
cover it. Why?
We understand everyone is eager to learn what occurred on
December 1, 200B, at the U.S. Supreme Court. There is a
rumor claiming Mr. Obama was Court Ordered by Justice
Souter to turn over his birth certificate by December 1,
2008. This is NOT true.
When a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari is filed the
Defendants automatically are given thirty (30) days to
respond. They are not required to respond. The end of thirty
(30) Days in the Berg v. Obama case was December 1,
2008. Keep in mind, the Defendants could have mailed in a
response to the Petition for Writ of Certiorari and the Court
allows approximately a week for mail. If this is the case, the
envelopes must be postmarked December 1, 2008.
In the afternoon, December 1, 2008, Lisa, Mr. Berg's Assistant
contacted the U.S. Supreme Court and spoke with the Clerk.
The Clerk informed Lisa Mr. Berg's Petition for Writ of
Certiorari would be distributed to all nine (9) Justices and a
conference should be set within ten (10) days. As I'm sure
you are aware, during the conference the Justices will
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discuss Mr. Berg's Petition for the Writ of Certiorari and
decide whether or not to grant or deny the Petition. It only
takes four (4) out of nine (9) Justices to agree t o grant Mr.
Berg's Petition for Writ of Certiorari. The Justices can also
make other Orders during the Conference.
Mr. Berg's Office also learned the Solicitor General is only
representing the Federal Election Commission.
Additional documents will be filed within the next couple of
days. All Legal briefs will be posted on our website, so please
continue checking back for updates.
Last Updated on Thursday, 04 December 2008 12:20
"AudreeSchiefelbein"

11/23/200801:32AM
To
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Subject
CampaignAudit
Commissioner Caroline C. Hunter:
As a citizen of the United States of American and a military wife of 27 years, I demand that you
do an audit of the Obama campaign because of widespread fraud and illegal donors as reported
by Newsmax.com and other publications during the election season. It is totally ridiculous that
the McCain campaign will be audited but you will bury your head in the sand and let Obama get
away with breaking the law. He has gotten away with enough fraud, I demand that it stops
NOW.
Audree Schiefelbein

--
Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.-- Albert Einstein
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"John&Vicki"

11/20/200807:37PM
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Subject
Obama'sCampaignContributions
Commissioner Hunter,
In the best interest of our democracy and election process, it is imperative that donations to the Obama
campaign are investigated.
There were many questionable donations, both domestically and abroad.
Many of these donations were made with prepaid credit cards. Cards that someone simply goes into a
store and pays cash for. Then simply a fictitious name is used.
With the amount of funds that were received in this fashion, I feel that you would not be doing justice to
our democracy without further investigation.
Thank you for your consideration in this matter and I am sure that your conscience will lead you to do the
proper thing.

Best Regards,
John J. Escujuri
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"PatBuffham"

11/20/200804:48PM
To
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Subject
FECauditofObamacampaignfundraising
Dear Commissioner Hunter: First of all thank you for the work that you do on the FEC - I am sure that it
is no small task and in particular with the recent election even a bigger task. I would however, like to
encourage you and the other commissioners to please audit the Obama campaign fundraising.

Given where our Country is currently, letting any improprieties go at the onset will most assuredely give
rise to potential abuses in the future. I do not believe that we can afford that as a Nation.

Clearly, had there been initial oversight with FreddieMac and FannieMae, we may not be in the situation
that we are in now (or at least not to this extent)!

I cannot even imagine what an enormous job it will be to perform such an audit but I believe that it will be
worth it for numerous reasons. Hopefully you will not find what I and many other Americans believe to be
true - that would be great. However, if you do discover significant abuses, they should be made public
and measures put in place to prevent this from happening again.

Thanks for your time!
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KennethTimmerman
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11/14/200812:43PM
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Subject
Questionsfromnewsmax
Dear Mrs. Hunt er,
Are you in a posit ion t o comment on t he st ory t hat ’s being put out by Polit ico. com and ot hers t hat t he
FEC is unlikely t o audit Obama for America?
Can you comment less direct ly on what would t rigger an FEC audit of a president ial campaign ( ot her
t han t he aut omat ic audit for accept ing public finance) ?
I ’ve been doing many st ories on t his and have been t alking t o t he FEC press office, but it would be
int erest ing t o get your t ake on t his.
Best ,
Ken Timmerman
--
Kenneth R. Timmerman
President, Middle East Data Project, Inc.
Author: Countdown to Crisis: The Coming Nuclear Showdown with Iran
Contributing editor: Newsmax.com
Tel: 301-946-2918
Reply to:
Website: www.KenTimmerman.com
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"BrendaWerner"

11/13/200802:07PM
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Audit
Commissioner Hunter,
I would whole heartedly expect that your office will conduct a full audit of
the Obama Campaign for its contributions. I have heard through several
sources that you will not conduct an audit and spare the “president -elect”
the embarrassment - from the multitude of false donations and highly
possible foreign contributions.
As an American Citizen and a Veteran of 21 years – I expect elected
officials, like yourself, to uphold and defend our laws and this constitution
instead of trashing it. If I could risk my life (in the line of fire) for 21 years –
for this country, then I can certainly expect that you would – at a minimum,
conduct a full audit of Senator Obama’s campaign contributions, and take
appropriate actions should you find illegal and inappropriate conduct . If
this does not take place, I could only pray that you are removed from your
current position, and someone that up-holds the laws be put in your place.
Sincerely,
Brenda Werner
Brenda Werner
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"BrookingsEvents"
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01/05/201010:05AM
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BrookingsEvent-CampaignReformintheNetworkedAge:
FosteringParticipationthroughSmallDonorsandVolunteers
Campaign Reform in the Networked Age:
Fostering Participation through Small
Donors and Volunteers
Thursday, January 14, 2010, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC
The 2008 elections showcased the power of the Internet to generate voter enthusiasm,
mobilize volunteers and increase small-donor contributions. After the political world has been
arguing about campaign finance policy for decades, the digital revolution has altered the
calculus of participation.
On January 14, a joint project of the Campaign Finance Institute, American Enterprise Institute
and the Brookings Institution will unveil a new report that seeks to change the ongoing national
dialogue about money in politics. At this event, the four authors of the report will detail their
findings and recommendations. Relying on lessons from the record-shattering 2008 elections
and the rise of Internet campaigning, experts will present a new vision of how campaign
finance and communications policy can help further democracy through broader participation.
After the program, panelists will take audience questions.

Introductory Remarks and Moderator

Darrell West
Vice President and Director of Governance Studies
The Brookings Institution

Panelists

Anthony J. Corrado
Chair of the Board, Campaign Finance Institute
Nonresident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

Michael J. Malbin
Co-Founder and Executive Director,
Campaign Finance Institute
Professor of Political Science,
University at Albany, SUNY
Thomas E. Mann
W. Averell Harriman Chair in American Governance
Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
Norman J. Ornstein
Resident Scholar
American Enterprise Institute


To RSVP for this event, please call the Office of Communications at 202.797.6105 or click here.
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MonicaYoun
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11/23/200902:00PM
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Invite:Sen.DurbinandRep.LarsononCitizensUnitedand
theFairElectionsNowAct
Dear Friend,
The Supreme Court in Citizens United may be preparing to change
the landscape of money and politics by striking down long-standing
regulations on corporate campaign expenditures. Public financing
remains as the most robust option to ensure a participatory and
accountable democracy. The Brennan Center is a part of the Fair
Elections Now Coalition, supporting the bill introduced in Congress
for congressional public financing (S.752, H.R.1826).
We invite you to an event sponsored by our coalition partners Common Cause and
Public Campaign as well as the Center for American Progress Action Fund, featuring
a discussion of the Fair Elections Now Act and Citizens United.
The Future of Participatory Democracy
December 4, 2009, 9:00am - 10:30am
held at:
The Center for American Progress, Washington DC
Featured speakers:
Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)
Representative John Larson (D-Conn.)

Free admission. For more info and to RSVP, go here.

Best regards,
Monica Youn

-----------------
Monica Y. Youn, Esq.
Director, Money in Politics Project
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Brennan Center for Justice
at NYU School of Law
161 Avenue of the Americas, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10013
(212) 998-6741
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MacCleery
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04/22/200911:32AM
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MoneyinPolitics2009:NewHorizonsforReform
Dear Caroline Hunter,
This is a new moment in campaign finance. Last year, millions of new donors and small donors gave
to the presidential candidates. This year, new reform proposals are being introduced that revamp
public financing -- with matching funds and other encouragement for small contributions. At the same
time, the unfolding economic collapse has stoked new awareness of the dangers posed by the current
system. What does it all mean?
We are very pleased to invite you to our upcoming one-day conference, Money in Politics 2009: New
Horizons for Reform, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., May 8th, 2009, which will
take the first systematic look at what happened in 2008, and its implications for policy, politics and
law in 2009 and beyond. It brings together leading experts on campaign finance, preeminent
governmental and campaign officials, and advocates to assess new ideas and map out new directions
in campaign finance.
Michael Malbin of the Campaign Finance Institute will present data from the 2008 elections, and
Lawrence Lessig will present slides, followed by a luncheon discussion featuring Lawrence Lessig,
Micah Sifry and Adam Bonin about the Internet and money in politics.
There will be an impressive and interesting array of speakers, including Norm Eisen, Sam Waterston,
Bob Bauer, Monica Youn, Robert Kaiser, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Andrew Hoppin, Rick Hasen, Beth
Rotman, Fred Wertheimer, Trevor Potter, Allison Hayward, Bruce Ackerman, Nick Nyhart, Richard
Briffault, Don Simon and others. Our agenda is below.
Public expectations of transparency and accountability are shifting. Our goal is to examine campaign
finance -- and governance -- in light of the new developments in the law, political campaigns and
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Internet-based organizing tools, including a discussion of how to make space for the democratizing
elements of these developments to take root and thrive. The discussion will be vital for anyone who
cares about the integrity of political institutions.
Registration begins at 8:15 a m., with an official welcome at 8:45 a m. Following close of the
presentations at 5:00 p m., you are invited to gather for a wine reception at nearby Crowell & Moring,
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., until 7:00 p.m.
We do anticipate video-taping the event for our Web site, and conference developments can be
followed at the Twitter hashtag #bccfr.
To reserve your spot at the conference, please RSVP by Monday, April 27. You may RSVP here or at
the following URL:
http://www.brennancenter.org/page/s/rsvpnewhorizons
We hope you are able to come, and are all looking forward to a great event.
Sincerely,
Michael Waldman | Executive Director | Brennan Center
Laura MacCleery | Deputy Director | Democracy Program
Money in Politics 2009: New Horizons for Reform
May 8, 2009
National Press Club | Hashtag: #bccfr
Breakfast and registration: 8:15 - 8:45 a.m.
I. Welcome: Michael Waldman (Brennan Center for Justice) and Robert Kaiser (Washington
Post)
II. Panel One: Is the Small Donor Revolution Hype or Reality? Campaign Finance and Political
Engagement
Focusing on data from 2008 election cycle, implications for reforms on contribution limits from new
research by Professor Stratmann, and public engagement as part of the goals and practice of both
campaign finance and governance.
Laura MacCleery (Brennan Center for Justice) (moderator)
Michael Malbin, Data on Small Donors (Campaign Finance Institute, University at Albany SUNY)
Dr. Thomas Stratmann (George Mason University)
Rev. Lennox Yearwood (Hip Hop Caucus)
Andrew Hoppin (Chief Information Officer, New York State Senate)
III. Pre-Luncheon Keynote Presentation: Lawrence Lessig (Change Congress)
IV. Lunch
V. A conversation on the Internet and Campaign Finance
Moderator Micah Sifry (Personal Democracy Forum), Lawrence Lessig (Change Congress), and
Adam Bonin (Netroots Nation): A legal framework premised on distinctions between print and
broadcast media has struggled to keep up with advances in new media. How can we re-imagine the
applicability of campaign finance principles in the age of Internet fundraising, social networking, and
digital dissemination of information? Does the Internet provide more opportunities for circumvention,
or new tools to expose and combat corruption? How can and should we regulate new media forms in
light of the impact of money in politics?
VI. Panel Two: Reconfiguring Reform: Innovations in Campaign Finance Reform
Focusing on implications of small donors for changes in the structure of public financing systems and
the questions that are raised.
Michael Waldman (Brennan Center for Justice) (moderator)
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Fred Wertheimer (Democracy 21)
Nick Nyhart (Public Campaign)
Beth Rotman (Director, Connecticut' Citizens Election Program)
Richard Briffault (Columbia Law School)
Bob Bauer (Perkins Coie LLP)
VII. Panel Three: Money, Politics, and the Constitution: Is campaign finance reform on a
collision course with the Supreme Court?
Focusing on the explosion of constitutional challenges to campaign finance reform in federal and state
courts. Is there tension between the Constitution and the aims and methods of reform?
Monica Youn (Brennan Center for Justice) (moderator)
Trevor Potter (Campaign Legal Center, Caplin & Drysdale)
Allison Hayward (George Mason University School of Law)
Don Simon (Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry LLP)
Rick Hasen (Loyola Law School)
VIII. Closing Remarks and Send-Off: Bruce Ackerman (Yale Law School) and actor Sam
Waterston
IX. Wine Reception
Crowell & Moring, 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (around the corner from the National Press
Club).
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LauraMacCleery
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03/25/200904:12PM
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laura.maccleery@nyu.edu
To
CarolineHunter<CommissionerHunter@fec.gov>
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Subject
CampaignFinanceReform2.0|One-DayConference
Dear Caroline Hunter--
I am pleased to invite you to a one-day conference hosted by the Brennan Center, scheduled for
Friday, May 8, 2009, in Washington, D.C. We will focus on new horizons and bright ideas in the
world of Campaign Finance Reform.
Panels will include prominent social scientists, journalists, policymakers, legislators and legislative
staff, and advocates on topics such as the small donor revolution, the legal assault on campaign
finance reform principles, and exciting new directions in state and federal public financing systems.
Among many other well-known and thoughtful speakers, Michael Malbin of the Campaign Finance
Institute will present their latest findings concerning the 2008 election cycle, and Change Congress
founder Lawrence Lessig will deliver the luncheon keynote address.
We will soon be sending a more formal invitation, as well as location details. If you have questions
about the event or ideas about topics or speakers, we would love to connect, so please contact me at
212-992-8637 or at the email below.
Looking forward to seeing you in May!
Sincerely,
Laura MacCleery | Deputy Director | Democracy Program
(212) 992-8637 | laura.maccleery@nyu.edu
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"DougWakefield"

11/12/200803:43PM
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<CommissionerHunter@fec.gov>
cc
bcc
Subject
RemovalofAVSsoftwarefromObamacampaigncomputers
Commissioner Hunter,
 
Do you have plans to audit the Obama campaign regarding the removal of the AVS software from their 
computers? 
 
Sincerely,
Doug Wakefield
 
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Ireneanderson

11/12/200802:03PM
To
CommissionerHunter@fec.gov
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bcc
Subject
Campaigncontributions
Dear Ms. Hunter:
I recently read a report that you will be investigating Senator John McCain's campaign contributions. If
you are investigating John McCain then you have to investigate Senator Barack Obama. I will make
sure everyone I know has the contact information to formally make this request.
Sincerely,
Irene Anderson
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11/12/200810:02AM
To
CommissionerHunter@fec.gov
cc
bcc
Subject
AuditObama
Commissioner Hunter,
It is incomprehensible that the FEC would not conduct a complete and thorough audit of Senator
Obama's election campaign funds. Since he did not choose federal funding, it is all that more
important the FEC do its job adequately. "Your mission of preventing corruption in the federal
campaign process by administering, enforcing, and formulating policy with respect to federal
campaign finance statutes, is vital to ensuring that Americans can put their trust in the credibility
and accountability of our election system." It is only just and right that his campaign donations
be audited and every donor exposed. If that is impossible because of his campaign's failure to do
things right, then it is all the more important that his campaign be exposed for fraud and
deception. Please do your job!
Sincerely,
Marilyn Coffman
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MikeAugstell

11/12/200808:54AM
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To
CommissionerHunter@fec.gov
cc
bcc
Subject
Obamaaudit
Caroline Hunter:

I wanted to say that I think it is absolutely ridiculous if the FEC does not
conduct an audit of Obama's campaign contributions. The RNC posted a database
for contributions less than $200 and Obama did not.
If I understand it correctly if McCain had only received the $84 million
grant, then he gets an audit. If Obama can raise next to $1 billion, there is
no audit since he did not receive the public grant? This is crazy and the
government wonders why most people have not trust of faith anymore.
Thanks for reading my email.
Regards,
Mike Augstell

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SteveColantuoni

11/11/200809:59PM
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SteveColantuoni
To
CommissionerHunter@fec.gov
cc
bcc
Subject
AJOKE
Dear Commissioner Hunter:
Today I read that Barack Obama's presidential campaign will not be audited by
the FEC. It is documented that the campaign had removed the security from its
website
to accept any valid credit card. (I made $5 donations under the names of
Scooby
Doo and Elmer Fudd to check this. The donations were accepted). It is
documented
that hundreds of people exceeded the federally set legal limits of donations.
Donations
came in from the Gaza Strip, and, most likely, many other foreign locales.
If the rules are a huge joke, why bother having them? He supposedly received
$200
million dollars in $20 dollars or less legal contributions. If you believe
that
we have some good ocean side property for you here in Arizona.
We the people don't expect election results to be reversed, but we do,
however,
expect that someone is making certain that people are playing by the rules.
In
this case, they most likely blew the rules off and are getting away with it
scott
free.
Things like this make many of us believe that the future in this country is in
peril.
DO YOUR JOB AND MAKE CERTAIN THAT PEOPLE PLAY BY THE RULES. THAT IS WHAT WE
PAY
YOU FOR.
Steve Colantuoni
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ChristineManczuk

11/11/200808:58PM
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To
CommissionerHunter@fec.gov
cc
bcc
Subject
Obama'spresidentialcampaignshouldbeaudited
Dear Ms. Hunter,
I am a private citizen and I have a deep concern over
something I just read. It seems that the FEC will not
conduct an audit of President Elect Obama's
presidential campaign, and I find that terribly
distressing. There have been questions as to his
donors and his campaign's accounting. I understand
that he didn't take the federal grant that McCain
accepted, but that does not excuse him from a careful
auditing in my opinion.
I am given to understand that McCain will be given a
thorough auditing, and I whole-heartedly agree with
that. I think that Obama should be given the same
treatment.
Thank you for your time,
Christine Manczuk
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"John&Nancy"

11/11/200802:35PM
To
<CommissionerHunter@fec.gov>
cc
bcc
Subject
auditforSenatorObama'scampaign
Dear Commissioner Hunter,

I write concerned recent reports that the FEC will likely not audit President-Elect Obama’s campaign. I
am appalled that the FEC would ignore the many anomalies in Mr. Obama’s campaign financing, some of
which may indicate national security concerns. I hope that these reports are false and that the FEC will
not shirk its responsibility to the public. I urge the FEC to follow through and audit both candidates.
Anyone running for public office must be held accountable.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
Nancy Woods

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Johnwieder@
10/18/200805:37AM
To
CommissionerHunter@fec.gov
cc
bcc
Subject
urgentcomplaintscannedintocommitteereporturgent

Committee ID: C00448829
OCTOBER
QUARTERLY

10/13/2008

07/01/2008

09/30/2008
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complaint urgent you received on 10/13/2008 scanned in to committe
report
409-201-2464 John Wieder for Congress TXD22.
This complaint is urgent need to stop debate or
add john wieder for oct 20th, 2008
Also fox network may be involved

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10/16/200810:45AM
To
CommissionerHunter@fec.gov
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bcc
Subject
DisqualifyBarackObama'sPresidentialCampaign
Dear Commissioner Hunter,

The racketeering, corruption, and fraud that Barack Obama is employing in his campaign to
hijack the Office of the Presidency of the United States is despicable:
- collected over $200M in undisclosed campaign contributions, investigations of which have
already exposed illegal activity (e.g. foreign donors, contributors exceeding caps)
- paid ACORN over $800K used to commit felony voter registration fraud, and originally lied to
the FEC about ACORN’s activities for his campaign.
- deployed “truth squads” in Missouri containing members with prosecutorial authority to
suppress First Amendment rights, promising to “respond immediately” to any anti-Obama
publicity that “might violate Missouri ethics laws”.

The FEC should immediately seize the Obama Campaign funds and disqualify Barack Obama as
a candidate in this election, or at least force him to suspend any and all campaign activity while
being investigated. In addition, the FEC should compel the Attorneys General in all 50 states to
institute proceedings against Barack Obama and the Obama Campaign for these violations under
the RICO Act.

--
Darin Heisterkamp
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KimSeungHo

10/06/200805:58PM
To
<commissionerhunter@fec.gov>
cc
bcc
Subject
KoreaNECdelegationswouldliketomeettheCommissioner
Dear Commissioner,
I , Seugnho Kim, work for t he Embassy of KOREA.
I am writ ing t his mail t o know whet her t he officials of t he Korean NEC(Nat ional Elect ion
Commission) whose j obs are same as yours could have an opport unit y t o visit t he FEC bet ween
3t h and 5t h of Nov.
They would like t o meet t he Commissioner and hear his excellent views regarding elect ion
syst em for less about an hour.
The delegat ions will be made up of 3 or 4, including Mr. Shin, Direct or of E-vot ing Bureau.
As a mat t er of fact, Korean NEC officials had periodically visit ed t he FEC every president ial
elect ion year in 2004, 2000, and 1996.
I n 2004, one of Korean NEC direct ors visit ed t he FEC and met t he Commissioner, David Mason.
The FEC, as far as t he Korean officials and I know, is t he most out st anding agency in t he field
of elect ion management.
Therefore, Korean officials would like t o visit and learn from you during elect ion season. Please
let t hem have a good opport unit y t o meet t he Commissioner.
Your cooperat ion would be great ly appreciat ed. I look forward t o hearing from you soon.
Sincerely,
Counsellor Seungho Kim
The Embassy of KOREA in D.C.
202-641-8725, 202-939-6483
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josephtornberg

08/20/200809:23PM
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"CommissionerPetersen@fec.gov"
<CommissionerPetersen@fec.gov>
cc
"CommissionerHunter@fec.gov"
<CommissionerHunter@fec.gov>
bcc
Subject
ObamaDonationQuestion
Commissioner Peterson and Hunter,

A friend of mine sent me a website link that contains a story about the Obama campaign's
receiving massive amounts of illegal donations (foreigners, made up names, incorrect
information, massive number of small donations to avoid reporting requirements, and over the
limit donations).

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/08/obamas donor contributions sil.html


Is any of this accurate? Is there an investigation into these claims?


Joseph Tornberg

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"ValeriePhillips-Legal"
<VPhillips@rnchq.org>
07/30/200811:08AM
To
<CommissionerHunter@fec.gov>
cc
<ebrown@fec.gov>,<ewang@fec.gov>
bcc
Subject
ConventionInvitationonbehalfofRNCGeneralCounsel
BlakeHall
Dear Commissioner Hunter:

After 116 years, the Republican Party is returning to Minnesota to hold its national convention.
The 2008 Republican National Convention will be an exciting time for our Party, as we unveil
our new Platform as well as our Presidential nominee.

On behalf of Republican National Committee Chairman Robert M. “Mike” Duncan and
Co-Chairman Jo Ann Davidson, it is my pleasure to extend to you an invitation to attend the
2008 Republican National Convention held in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minn., Sept. 1-4, 2008.

For planning purposes, if you and your Executive Assistant would like to attend, please notify
Valerie Phillips in the RNC Counsel’s Office at 202-863-8638 or via e-mail,
vphillips@rnchq.org, as soon as possible.

As we have seen this year, the energy surrounding the 2008 general election is greater than ever
before. I hope you will join our Party for this historic occasion. I look forward to seeing you in
Minneapolis-Saint Paul.


Sincerely,
Blake Hall
General Counsel
Republican National Committee

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DarylLaFountain

07/25/200811:55AM
To
CommissionerHunter@fec.gov
cc
bcc
Subject
HelloCommissioner
How would I locate Hillary's current debt? I am understanding that
your office would be able to provide that information to me.
Thank you,
D.LaFountain
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02/14/201105:43PM
To
<commissionerpetersen@fec.gov>
cc
bcc
Subject
SeekingEmploymentOpportunitiesinyourOffice
Peterson, Matthew
Chairman
Washington, DC
202-694-1011
commissionerpetersen@fec.gov

I am an MBA and graduating JD candidate, and seeking
potential employment opportunities within your office.

















I will carry out my tasks intelligently and competently to provide a strong value add to your
workforce. I would appreciate your advice and guidance to the appropriate point of contact. I
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look forward to meeting you and exploring job opportunities within your organization.

Sincerely,





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JamesBehlke

01/16/201103:51PM
To
LindaKellen
cc
CommissionerPetersen@fec.gov,apoc@alaska.gov
bcc
Subject
FECandAPOCreports
Dear Ms. Kellen:
I'm wondering, why did your group report to the Federal Election Commission
and to the Alaska Public Offices Commission that Alaskans for Truth had
disbursed funds to Alaskans for Clan Elections during 2009? Wasn't this
disbursement made during 2010? Was your reported information inaccurate? On
what date did your group disburse funds to Alaskans for Clean Elections?
Before I file complaints, I just wanted to go on record that your group
apparently won't answer this very simple question. Unfortunately I may need to
request clarification from the entities c.c.d below.
c.c. Alaska Public Offices Commission
FEC Chair Peterson
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<john.byrnes@yale.edu>
Sentby:JohnByrnes
12/30/201012:15PM
To
<CommissionerPetersen@fec.gov>
cc
<mjones@ethics.harvard.edu>
bcc
Subject
InterviewAboutCampaignFinanceOpinions
Dear Commissioner Petersen:
 
Hello. My name is John Byrnes and I am a student at Yale Law School, working with Michael
D. Jones, a researcher at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. We are
conducting research on opinions about campaign finance and your opinion is incredibly
important to our research. If you have the time, we would like to conduct an interview with you.
The interview will take about 30 minutes to complete and will be done at your convenience.

If you are willing to be interviewed please respond to this email indicating times that we may
proceed. Additionally, there is an attached consent form that must be signed before the
interview can take place.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to respond to this email and we look forward to
hearing from you.
 
Sincerely,
John T. Byrnes
Michael D. Jones, Ph.D.
-------------------------------
John T. Byrnes
Yale Law School 2012
272 Dwight St.
New Haven, CT
202.746.5758
john.byrnes@yale.edu
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Michael D. Jones
Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics
Harvard University
124 Mt. Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA
617.496.1523
mjones@ethics.harvard.edu
http://works.bepress.com/mjones/
 
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JoshIsrael
<jisrael@publicintegrity.org>
09/15/200801:22PM
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Subject
Seekingyourinput
The Center for Public Integrity seeks your direct knowledge and
insight for an upcoming examination of the successes and failures
of our national government over the last decade. We are a
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journalism in the public interest since 1989. We need your input as
we examine executive branch agencies and departments and how
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We are asking you for your input, based on your service as a
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Here’s how you can help us. Please take a few minutes to visit our
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We will pass your information on to our reporters and editors to
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Thank you for taking time to aid our public service project. Your
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11/12/200910:16AM
To
CommissionerHunter@fec.gov
cc
bcc
Subject
RequestForInformationalInterview
Dear Caroline:

. I spoke with at the RNC and she suggested I get in touch with you.
I have recently moved to Washington and am looking for a job.


thought that you might be able to offer some
advice on how to begin a career and sort of pick a trajectory.



I know you are extremely busy, but I was hoping you might have a few minutes
to sit down and chat with me about the best ways to go about finding an opening. I would greatly
appreciate any advice or direction you might be able to offer.
I have attached a resume for your consideration. Please feel free to pass it along to anyone that
you think might be interested.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Yrs,
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"tompeacock"

12/21/201005:21AM
To
<CommissionerPetersen@fec.gov>
cc
bcc
Subject
HI
Hi Commissioner: RE. Senator Ensign. The Board, all Bush appointees, not a group of profiles in
courage. You are the poster child for a political “hack”. Too bad. Tom
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"ManloveElaineM
(Elect_COE)"
<Elaine.Manlove@state.de.us
>
11/19/201011:17AM
To
cc
"'CommissionerPetersen@fec.gov'"
<CommissionerPetersen@fec.gov>,
"'Theresa.Jordon@usdoj.com'"
bcc
Subject
RE:Follow-up
Mr. Williams – I am sorry for not responding sooner.  Because Ms. O’Donnell was a candidate for federal 
office, campaign finance issues are handled by the Federal Election Commission.  Any other allegations 
would handled by the U.S. Attorney in Delaware.  I have copied both on this e‐mail.  
 
Elaine Manlove
Elaine Manlove
State Election Commissioner
905 S. Governors Avenue
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: (302) 739-4277
Cell: (302) 545-4885
Fax: (302) 739-6794
 
From: Tom Williams [ mailt o: ]
Sent : Friday, November 19, 2010 9: 41 AM
To: Manlove Elaine M (Elect _COE)
Cc: Ennis Bruce (LegHall); Carson William (LegHall)
Subj ect : Follow-up

November 19, 2010
I sent this email over a week ago. I asked for a reply and have yet to have receive one.
Is it usual to be unresponsive to the public or is a week not long enough to acknowledge
correspondence. Additionally if I were supposed to have sent this to the Attorney General's
office, please tell me that. If I did anything else wrong which would preclude a response or
acknowledgement to me, please let me know that also.

Tom Williams,
________________________________________________________________________

Nov 11, 2010 01:11:25 PM, wrote:
CC: Sent to Sen Bruce Ennis
Ms. Manlove: I attach a copy of documentation that if true, are in the persons own words,
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may well constitute illegal activity during the election. I would like to know, how private
records get into the hands as claimed and why/how were they used, particularly Verizon
phone records mentioned. You probably would have questions needing to be answered.
The Delaware State News can identify the person known only to me by their avatar.
Please let me know as much as you can or are permitted to of the results of your
review/investigation.
Delaware State Forum, November 11, 2010
true republican wrote: Sir, I have in my possession court copies of her foreclosure, which she claimed did
not happen when she was selling it, sent by Jane Brady's court and signed by the sheriff that he personally
delivered it to COD. The date is March 8, 2008.
Secondly, I have in my possession, the campaign finance report showing she used $20,000+ dollars for
personal use, also sign by the Washington, D. C. federal court. She is being sued for this, it is on-going. It
includes rent, utilities, cable, cell phone, and restaurant bills.
Thirdly, I have in my possession, the letter stamped officially by the IRS stating she owes the IRS 11, 496
dollars from 2005, 2006, 2008.
If you would like to see these copies, please post an address or a post office box number, as well as anyone
reading this and I will be happy to share the court documented evidence with anyone who cares to know.
Finally, of course COD is going to deny all of this while running for the US Senate. Please do not take her
word or my word, look at the documents for yourself. They are all stamped with official court stamping so
there can be no rigging.
It is yes, "people like me" who want the truth to remain, no matter who it is about. Please take the time to
let me send these to you. COD promised her lawyer would issue a statement regarding these documents
before the election. We are still waiting.
Delawsare State Forum November 11, 2010.
true republican wrote: One other thing, I have Verizon phone ledgers showing Mike Castle calling COD 7
times to congratulate her and she was out telling the media she had not heard from him. The truth.. . she
would not take the phone calls. Please request this as well.
Also, the Republican party knows all this and that is why Mike Castle would not endorse her and the
Republican party, including Karl Rove, would not come and campaign for her in Delaware. As a matter of
fact, Sarah Palin was informed later in the campaign and was a no-show for her tea party at Frawley
Stadium. When asked about her endorsement, she does not say it was the right thing to do, she just says she
supports conservatives. She is trying to walk away from this like so many others will.
As she and a few of her supporters go after Tom Ross and the NRCC, this is going to force them to reveal
all of this before she is taken to court. She will realize this and quietly let it rest, hoping to clean it all up by
2012.
Dover State Forum November 11, 2010 Tom wrote: True Republican: First you say "One other thing, I
have Verizon phone ledgers showing Mike Castle calling COD 7 times to congratulate her and she was out
telling the media she had not heard from him. The truth.. . (sic) she would not take the phone calls. Please
request this as well".
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In most states, even for public officials, they must have a valid subpoena to obtain and keep such telephone
records. Maybe your are more than just a Castle supporter grinding an ax. If you are not blowing smoke or
involved in an official investigation then you probably committed a federal or state crime and came to the
possession of these records illegally. If you came to have the documents legally, then you certainly
committed election fraud (listening on phones) and if an official investigation would have been conducting
such well before the election ended. I will forward your post to the appropriate election officials (Ms
Manlove).
Also you said "As she and a few of her supporters go after Tom Ross and the NRCC, this is going to force
them to reveal all of this before she is taken to court. She will realize this and quietly let it rest, hoping to
clean it all up by 2012." One can only hope your trial is as expeditious!
November 11 Delaware State Forum “2010 Elections”

gov2mod wrote: One other thing, I have Verizon phone ledgers showing Mike Castle calling COD I have
in my possession, court copies of her foreclosure, I have in my possession, the campaign finance report. I have in
my possession, the letter stamped officially by the IRS.
Really???? And just how do you legally obtain telephone records, court copies, IRS letters, etc? I'm
starting to smell the substance that is expelled from the wrong end of a bull.
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"PAULM.MROZINSKY"

10/20/201011:11AM
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Paul M.
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20 October 2010
Matthew S. Petersen
Federal Election Commission
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
CommissionerPetersen@fec.gov

Good Day Matthew S. Petersen:

Subject: PRE-ELECTION Petition to Federal Election Commission:

The available evidence strongly suggests that President Barack Obama's 2008 presidential
campaign may have taken more than $70 million in illegal contributions from foreign nationals.
It also shows that his campaign knowingly took contributions over the $2400/$4800 limit.
Tragically, these same ILLEGAL acts may come into play in the November 2nd elections this
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year! That's why you need to take ACTION - - - NOW!
Barack Obama refuses to release the names of contributors who gave less than $200, because
doing so could reveal even more illegal foreign and/or over limit contributions. And Mr. Obama
is using his questionable campaign donations to fight citizen-led efforts to prove whether he is
constitutionally eligible to serve as President.
Also troubling is the fact that he took donations on non-traceable pre-paid credit cards, allowing
foreigners and those who wish to exceed legal limits to skirt the law, and, apparently, his
campaign, if not Mr. Obama personally, engaged in a Middle East money laundering scheme
through fraudulent "product sales."
Sir, these allegations must be immediately and impartially investigated by the Federal Election
Commission. The integrity of America's elections is at stake. Intelligent voters are questioning
the honesty of the election process, due to your inaction! You owe us a response and you owe
the American people action to learn the truth.
PLEASE, do your job, and DO IT NOW!

Respectfully,

Paul M. Mrozinsky
 
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"NancyNault"

10/20/201009:42AM
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Dear Mr. Petersen,

I was asked to sign a petition and donate to the cause of checking President Obama’s campaign
contributions.
As I am a working citizen on a fixed income I don’t care to donate to this organization, but if what they say
is
True I am very concerned about where Mr. Obama got some of his campaign monies. I would hope your
commission
Is making sure that all contributions to political campaigns are legal and not from foreign sources. What a
blatant
Slap in the face to the American voting public if any of this is true. I would hope that your agency has and
is investigating these allegations. We have enough illegal stuff in elections already we don’t need any
more.

A concerned voting citizen.

I await your response.

Nancy Nault



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"JoeEgolf"

10/20/201009:36AM
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Contributionsinvestigation
Dear Mr Petersen,I note the Obama admin is inplying illegal contributions to
the Chamber of Commerce??If you are going to investigate that PLEASE
investigate Mr Obama's 2008 election contributions first. Sincerely, Joe
Egolf
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"DavidW.Stedman"

10/18/201008:18PM
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Subject
ChamberofCommerceshouldbeinvestigated
As a Honorably Discharged Veteran of the U.S. Army during the
first
Gulf War, I would like to make my concerns made as to the
potential for
foreign dollars to make it to the Chamber of Commerce and
undermine the
Democracy that I gave 8 years of my life for.
We should not allow this to happen, and it needs to be stopped.
Sincerely,
David W. Stedman
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MichaelFlanagan

10/13/201003:08PM
To
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PelosiNancy<AmericanVoices@mail.house.gov>,
John.Conyers@mail.house.gov,elections@sos.ca.gov,53rd
DistrictCaliforniaCongresswomanSusanDavis
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Exclusive:ChamberReceivesAtLeast$885,000FromOver
80ForeignCompaniesInDisclosedDonationsAlone
Public Corruption
Exclusive: Chamber Receives At Least $885,000 From
Over 80 Foreign Companies In Disclosed Donations
Alone
By Lee Fang

Last week, ThinkProgress published an exclusive story about the U.S. Chamber of
Commerce’s foreign fundraising operation. We noted the Chamber raises money from
foreign-owned businesses for its 501(c)(6) entity, the same account that finances its
unprecedented $75 million dollar partisan attack ad campaign. While the Chamber is
notoriously secretive, the thrust of our story involved the disclosure of fundraising
documents U.S. Chamber staffers had been distributing to solicit foreign (even
state-owned) companies to donate directly to the Chamber’s 501(c)(6).

We documented three different ways the Chamber fundraises from foreign corporations:
(1) An internal fundraising program called “Business Councils” used to solicit direct,
largely foreign contributions to the Chamber, (2) Direct contributions from foreign
multinationals like BP, Siemens, and Shell Oil, and (3) From the Chamber’s network of
AmCham affiliates, which are foreign chambers of the Chamber composed of American
and foreign companies. The Chamber quickly acknowledged that it receives direct,
foreign money, but simply replied, “We are not obligated to discuss our internal
procedures.” Instead of providing any documentation or proof to demonstrate foreign
money is not being used for electioneering purposes, the Chamber launched an
aggressive media strategy to first, attack ThinkProgress with petty name-calling and
second, to confuse the media by highlighting the Chamber’s relatively minor AmCham
fundraising, which the Chamber says (also without documentation) totals “approximately
$100,000” from all 115 international AmCham chapters. The Chamber and the media
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largely ignored ThinkProgress’ revelation about the Chamber’s direct foreign fundraising
to its 501(c)(6) used for attack ads.

Yesterday, the Chamber’s chief lobbyist Bruce Josten, who has been spoon-feeding
much of the media distortions about our report, went on Fox News (whose parent
company donated $1 million to the Chamber recently for its ad campaign) to again try to
dilute the issue by dissembling about the Chamber’s fundraising and membership. “We
have probably 60 or so foreign multi-national companies in our membership that we
have had for decades, many of which have been in the United States for half a century
or a century,” said Josten.

The Chamber is being deceptive. In addition to multinational members of the Chamber
headquartered abroad (like BP, Shell Oil, and Siemens), a new ThinkProgress
investigation has identified at least 83 other foreign companies that actively donate to
the Chamber’s 501(c)(6). Below is a chart detailing the annual dues foreign corporations
have indicated that they give directly to the Chamber (using information that is publicly
available from the Business Council applications and the Chamber’s own websites):

Company Location Money/Level
4G Identity Solutions Hyderabad, India $7,500
A2Z Maintenance & Eng. Gurgaon, India $7,500
Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai, India $15,000
Apollo Hospitals Chennai, India $7,500
Arshiya International Mumbai, India $15,000
Astonfield Management Mumbai, India $7,500
AXA Group Paris, France $7,500
Avantha Group India $7,500
Avasarala Technologies Bangalore, India $7,500
AZB & Partners Mumbai, India $15,000
Azure Power New Delhi, India $7,500
Bharat Forge Pune, India $15,000
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Toronto, Canada $7,500
Brookfield Asset Management Toronto, Canada $7,500
Cameco Corporation Saskatoon, Canada $7,500
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Credit Suisse Zürich, Switzerland $15,000
Devas Multimedia Bangalore, India $15,000
DSK Legal Bombay, India $7,500
Dua Associates Hyderabad, India $15,000
Educomp Solutions Ltd Delhi, India $7,500
Essar Group Mumbai, India $7,500
Fox Mandal Little India $7,500
GMR Bangalore, India $15,000
Hindalco Group, The Mumbai, India $15,000
Hinduja Group, The London, UK $15,000
Hindustan Construction Company Mumbai, India $15,000
HSBC London, UK $15,000
ICICI Bank Mumbia, India $7,500
Infosys Bangalore, India $15,000
Infotech Enterprises Hyderabad, India $7,500
International SOS Assistance Singapore $7,500
Ireo Management Gurgoan, India $15,000
ITC Group Kolkata, India $15,000
J. Sagar Associates Mumbai, India $15,000
J.B.Boda Insurance Mumbai, India $7,500
J.M. Baxi & Co. Mumbai, India $15,000
Jagran Prakashan Kanpur, India $7,500
Jindal Power New Delhi, India $15,000
Jubilant Organosys Noida, India $7,500
Kimaya Energy New Delhi, India $15,000
Kotak Mahindra Mumbai, India $7,500
KPIT Cummins Pune, India $7,500
KPMG
Amstelveen,
Netherlands
$15,000
Lahmeyer International Frankfurt, Germany $7,500
Larsen & Toubro Mumbai, India $15,000
Leela Hotels Bengaluru, India $7,500
Linklaters LLP London, UK $7,500
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Luthra & Luthra New Delhi, India $15,000
Macquarie Capital Sydney, Australia $15,000
Majmudar & Company Mumbai, India $7,500
NIIT Technologies Delhi, India $15,000
Nishith Desai Associates Mumbai, India $15,000
Novartis Basel, Switzerland $15,000
Oberoi Group Dehli,India $7,500
Patni Americas Mumbai, India $15,000
Punj Lloyd Gurgaon, India $15,000
QuEST Global Singapore $7,500
Ranbaxy, Inc. Gurgaon, India $7,500
Reliance Industries Mumbai, India $15,000
Reliance Communications Navi Mumbai, India $7,500
Rolta Mumbai, India $7,500
Sanofi-Aventis Paris, France $7,500
SKP Crossborder Consulting Mumbai, India $7,500
SNC Lavalin Montreal, Canada $7,500
State Bank of India Mumbai, India $15,000
Sun Life Financial Toronto, Canada $7,500
Tata Group Mumbai, India $15,000
Tatva Legal India $15,000
Urenco Investments Slough, UK $7,500
Trilegal India $7,500
Walchandnagar Industries Mumbai, India $7,500
Welspun Mumbai, India $7,500
Wipro Bangalore, India $15,000
TAIB Bank* Dubai $20,000
Aluminum Bahrain B.S.C Kingdom of Bahrain $10,000
Bahrain Financial Harbour Holding
Company
Kingdom of Bahrain $10,000
Gulf Air Kingdom of Bahrain $10,000
Midal Cables Kingdom of Bahrain $10,000
The Nass Group Kingdom of Bahrain $10,000
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Bahrain Maritime & Mercantile
International
Kingdom of Bahrain $5,000
The Bahrain Petroleum Company Kingdom of Bahrain $5,000
First Leasing Bank Kingdom of Bahrain $5,000
Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company Kingdom of Bahrain $5,000
TOTAL $885,000

Again, all of these annual dues are collected in the same 501(c)(6) the Chamber is
using to run partisan attack ads. The data above reflects information from public
sources, and the Chamber likely has many more foreign corporations as dues-paying
members — but refuses to divulge any of the funders for their ad campaign.
Unfortunately, many reporters in the traditional press covered the Chamber story, but
missed the entire point of our reporting. Most reporters (from the New York Times,
McClatchy, the Associated Press, etc.) never contacted ThinkProgress, instead opting
to only interview Chamber officials.

Here’s how the Chamber’s unusual foreign fundraising operation works. According to
this internal Chamber staff chart obtained by ThinkProgress, the Chamber has an
international division devoted to promoting free trade and related policy issues. U.S.
Chamber staffers, based here in Washington, D.C. with offices in the Chamber’s
building at 1615 H Street, create bilateral “Business Councils” fundraising programs to
solicit money from foreign corporations in Korea, Egypt, Brazil, Bahrain, India, and other
places. For instance, the Chamber’s US-Egypt Business Council directs potential
members to wire their checks to the US Chamber of Commerce. The application also
notes that checks should be marked “ATTN: Leila Vossoughi.” Vossaoughi is a regular
staffer at the Chamber. Promotions to join the Chamber have included promises that
foreign firms obtain “access to the US Chamber of Commerce and everything that it
does” and pledges to help the foreign firms promote free trade policies in America. All of
the staffers who manage the Business Councils work directly for the Chamber. These
Business Councils are nothing like the Chamber’s AmChams, which are foreign
affiliates of the Chamber composed of American and foreign businesses abroad.
Business Councils are based in the Chamber and even hosted on the U.S. Chamber’s
website domain. Bylaws from the US-Bahrain Business Council confirm that the money
the U.S. Chamber raises from these applications — which welcome foreign-owned
businesses — goes into the Chamber’s 501(c)(6). Click below to see one such
application:

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http://thinkprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/USBBC Membership Application
Form F-5.doc

Again, the information above documents the fact that foreign donations go directly to the
Chamber without any intermediary, for instance, through an “AmCham” or another
Chamber affiliate organization. The same Chamber account funded by these foreign
corporation is running a $75 million attack campaign. In fact, a Chamber spokesperson
acknowledged the foreign funds go into the Chamber’s general account. Any
responsible reporter should have to note these direct donations given to the Chamber,
which the Chamber has refused to discuss. Or, reporters should contact us directly if
there is any confusion about our report.

ThinkProgress intern Riley Waggaman contributed to this post.

http://thinkprogress.org/2010/10/13/chamber-foreign-funded-media/
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Newhall
10/09/201006:16AM
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Cc:WhiteHouseviaseparatemessage
William A. Newhall
CommissionerPeterson@fec.gov
Dear Sir: Saturday October 9, 2010
I am certain with pending elections imminent that you and your fellow commissioners are very busy with
the events leading up to those elections.
I am also certain that you are aware of the SCOTUS ruling regarding the status of corporations as people
and the general displeasure and outrage at that ruling by the American people. There will be plenty of
partisan "support" citing the issues of freedom of speech but make no mistake, those are partisan politics
and not the fundamental mood of the nation at work.
There are reports that the US Chamber of Commerce is receiving and using HUGE sums of money to
purchase and promote favorite party interests. Thus far all I have read indicates that the COC has
refused to divulge their money sources. Is this true? I have also read speculation that these money
sources may be linked/sourced to foreign nationals and foreign corporations. How many unlimited foreign
money links/sources are at work in this election?
I expect sir that you are a citizen of the United States of America as are your fellow commissioners. With
the influence, infiltration, and general presence of aliens to our shores and in all levels of industry and
government perhaps I assume incorrectly. My question is, as an American citizen and presumably a
sworn officer of our government, is it not incumbent upon you and your fellow officers to investigate and
determine finally whether the activities of the COC are legal and to what extent, if at all, they are scoffing
US code and/or performing illegal acts? I have not heard or read of any actions by the FEC thus far.
It is my understanding that the intrusion of foreign influence through campaign contributions or through
any other means of attempting to or actually interfering with our government and/or the electoral process
is considered to be a very severe breach of US Law and that those who support or attempt or perform
those acts are to be investigated and charged with breach of applicable laws accordingly.
I consider this to be a very serious matter, particularly in light of the general perception that the
government of the United States is under direct and indirect attack by both domestic and foreign
corporations. The assignment of "person" to paper business entities has opened a large can of worms as
well as a large potential for the destruction of a fair and honest election. I presume that you, your fellows
and your agency will be rigorously applying every resource and method available to you to ensure our
safety and the integrity of our elections.
Frankly sir, thus far, from 1960 until present, I am not impressed. I am of the opinion that your agency,
like too many in our government are lazy, politically biased and controlled and utterly without merit. I pray
that is not true and deeply apologize if my perceptions and misgivings are, in fact, erroneous. I do expect
that you and your agency will be utterly and completely transparent and honest with this election. The
stakes are too high and the integrity of this nation may ride on the balance.
I wish, as a citizen and with all due respect, to demand that you, your fellows and your agency place all
haste and all resources on these allegations to determine both the TRUE sources of COC campaign
funding and whether they are operating within the confines and stricture of Constitutional law. If not, I will
expect that the matter will be speedily handed over to the Department of Justice and the FBI.
Sincerely,
William A. Newhall
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mamonks

10/07/201011:38PM
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InvestigationofCOCelectionforeigncontributions
Mr commissioner
Please investigate foreign contributions received by COC of the USA.
Respectfully
Martin Monk

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"RichardLappin"
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10/03/201012:23PM
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ODIHRAssessmentoftheUSMid-TermElections
DearMatthewPetersen,

My name is Richard Lappin and I am an Elect ions Adviser wit h t he OSCE Office for Democrat ic
I nst it ut ions and Human Right s (ODI HR), responsible for t he US port folio. I am writ ing t o you
t oday because t he ODI HR will soon deploy an Elect ion Assessment Mission (EAM) t o t he
upcoming mid-t erm congressional elect ions from 11 Oct ober unt il 5 November. We will have 12
t eam members of which 8 will be based in DC and 4 will be t ravelling t o different st at es. The
decision t o deploy an EAM was based on a Needs Assessment Mission which we deployed from
23 t o 27 May, a copy of which I at t ach for your considerat ion.

I n previous missions t o t he US we have met wit h t he Federal Elect ion Commission (FEC) and we
would nat urally be very int erest ed t o meet wit h t he FEC again. As such, I would like t o enquire
if we could arrange a meet ing at t he beginning of our mission, perhaps on t he 13
t h
or 14
t h
of
Oct ober? Please let me know if you, or one of your colleagues, would be available t o meet
during t hat t ime or if anot her dat e is convenient for you. I will be in DC myself from 11 unt il 18
Oct ober and our Senior Elect ion Adviser, Nicola Schmidt , will also be in DC from 13 unt il 20
Oct ober.

Many t hanks in advance and if you would like any furt her informat ion or det ails about our
mission, please do not hesit at e t o cont act me.

Wit h best regards,

Richard


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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


MID-TERM ELECTIONS
2 November 2010




OSCE/ODIHR NEEDS ASSESSMENT MISSION REPORT

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TABLE OF CONTENTS



I. INTRODUCTION....................................................................................................................... 1
II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY......................................................................................................... 1
III. BACKGROUND.......................................................................................................................... 3
IV. FINDINGS.................................................................................................................................... 4
A. LEGAL FRAMEWORK AND ELECTION SYSTEM........................................................................... 4
1. Legal Framework................................................................................................................ 4
2. Election System................................................................................................................... 5
B. ELECTION ADMINISTRATION..................................................................................................... 5
C. VOTER REGISTRATION AND IDENTIFICATION ............................................................................ 6
1. Voter Registration............................................................................................................... 6
2. Voter Identification ............................................................................................................. 6
D. VOTING SYSTEMS...................................................................................................................... 7
E. ALTERNATIVE VOTING ARRANGEMENTS .................................................................................. 7
F. CAMPAIGN FINANCE.................................................................................................................. 8
G. OTHER ISSUES ........................................................................................................................... 9
H. ELECTION OBSERVATION ........................................................................................................ 10
V. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS................................................................... 10
ANNEX: LIST OF MEETINGS ........................................................................................................ 11
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MID-TERM ELECTIONS
2 November 2010

OSCE/ODIHR Needs Assessment Mission Report


I. INTRODUCTION

On 29 April 2010, in accordance with OSCE commitments, the Mission of the United
States to the OSCE in Vienna invited the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and
Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR) to observe the 2 November 2010 mid-term elections.
The OSCE/ODIHR undertook a Needs Assessment Mission (NAM) to Washington DC
from 23 to 27 May 2010. The NAM was composed of Nicolas Kaczorowski, Head of
the OSCE/ODIHR Election Department, Nicola Schmidt, OSCE/ODIHR Senior
Election Adviser, and Konrad Olszewski, Senior Election Expert.

The purpose of the OSCE/ODIHR NAM was to assess the pre-electoral environment
and the preparations for the mid-term elections, and to advise on a possible election
observation activity. The OSCE/ODIHR NAM met with representatives of the
Departments of State, Justice and Defense, the National Association of Secretaries of
State, the Election Assistance Commission, the Federal Election Commission, the
Federal Communications Commission, the US Commission on Civil Rights, the
Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committee and civil
society organizations (see annex for list of meetings).

The OSCE/ODIHR would like to thank the Department of State for its co-operation and
support in organizing the NAM. The OSCE/ODIHR also wishes to express its
appreciation to representatives of other state institutions, election administration,
political parties and civil society organizations for their co-operation.


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Mid-term elections will take place in the United States of America on 2 November
2010. Elections will be held for 36 seats in the Senate and all 435 seats in the House of
Representatives. In addition, elections will also take place for various state and local
offices.

The OSCE/ODIHR has been following elections in the United States since 2002.
Previous elections were assessed by the OSCE/ODIHR as having reflected the long-
standing democratic tradition of the United States and meeting most OSCE
commitments. The OSCE/ODIHR has nevertheless identified a number of issues and
offered recommendations for consideration by the authorities and other election
stakeholders.

Elections in the United States are conducted under a system of decentralized
government with many responsibilities devolved to the individual states. While federal
legislation only establishes minimum standards for the conduct of elections, states are
independent in conducting the elections according to their own laws and procedures. In
line with the decentralized nature of elections, there is no election administration body
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at the federal level. The administration and conduct of elections is the responsibility of
the individual states and their counties.

Voter registration and identification continue to be controversial issues in the United
States, mostly discussed along party lines. Voter registration requirements vary from
state to state but under the 2002 Help America Vote Act (HAVA) all states are required
to have state-wide voter registration databases and to match information contained
therein with other state and federal records. HAVA does not prescribe matching of
databases between the states, leading to the possibility of multiple registrations.

HAVA also introduced photo ID requirements for first-time voters who did not provide
identification when registering to vote. In line with long-established tradition in the
United States, in many states voters can vote without presenting any form of
identification. Several states have introduced photo or non-photo ID requirements for all
voters. Some states are also employing or trying to introduce more stringent
requirements such as providing proof of citizenship. The debate on voter registration
and identification centers on the issues of enfranchisement and integrity of the vote.

To handle the complexity of multiple, simultaneous elections, most states employ some
form of electronic systems to simplify voting and counting. The trend noticeable during
the 2008 elections of a ‘return to paper’ continues with many jurisdictions switching
from Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) voting systems to optical scan systems.
OSCE/ODIHR NAM interlocutors confirmed that previous concerns about voting
systems have overall been dispelled.

During the forthcoming elections, voters will be able to cast their ballots by means of
several alternative voting arrangements. Addressing previous concerns, new federal
legislation provides that states now have to make ballots available to overseas voters 45
days before election day to facilitate timely return of the marked ballot. Some states
continue to allow the electronic transmission, i.e. faxing or emailing, of marked ballots.
While this enables voters to participate in an election, voters have to waive their right to
a secret ballot which is of concern to the OSCE/ODIHR.

A striking feature of US elections is the high level of campaign spending. Effective
legal limits on campaign spending are difficult to introduce based on the fact that the
right to spend on campaigning has been equated with the right to free speech. Rulings of
the Supreme Court over the past years have reversed several campaign finance
regulations introduced by federal laws. Most recently, the Supreme Court ruled in the
Citizens United v. FEC case that certain prohibitions on campaign spending by
corporations and unions are unconstitutional. OSCE/ODIHR NAM interlocutors
expressed diverging views on the real impact of this ruling on the upcoming elections.

Over 5 million current and former felons continue to be disenfranchised due to legal
regulations or cumbersome procedures to request reinstatement of voting rights. Also,
only citizens of states are entitled to vote for members of the House of Representatives
with full voting rights, leaving 600,000 citizens in Washington DC alone without full
representation in Congress. As in previous elections, legislation in several states still
provides for the possibility of so-called ‘unopposed candidates’ to stand and, in some
states, to be elected by default. The OSCE/ODIHR has previously recommended to
review these practices.

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OSCE/ODIHR NAM interlocutors have, as during previous missions, alleged
occurrences of intentional suppression of the vote and the use of so-called deceptive
practices. While the OSCE/ODIHR has never received evidence of such practices or
was able to corroborate these allegations, it is of concern that these allegations persist.

The United States, in line with OSCE commitments, has regularly invited the
OSCE/ODIHR to observe elections for federal office. Access for observers is regulated
at state level and not all states ensure or facilitate access for international observers,
which is not fully in line with OSCE commitments. A resolution passed in 2005 by the
National Association of Secretaries of States (NASS) welcoming OSCE observers was a
positive step to address this problem. However, it was assessed that the resolution is
unlikely to be reaffirmed during the upcoming NASS summer conference.

All OSCE/ODIHR NAM interlocutors stated that the level of confidence in the election
process had increased since the 2008 general elections. However, issues identified in
previous OSCE/ODIHR reports remain unaddressed as OSCE/ODIHR
recommendations are yet to be implemented. Elections in the United States are under
extensive scrutiny provided by thousands of poll watchers, domestic organizations,
vibrant and independent media that provide effective checks and balances and play a
positive role in ensuring transparency and accountability of the electoral process. They
offer detailed and comprehensive analytical reports on elections. In this context,
although all OSCE/ODIHR NAM interlocutors welcomed international observers, a
large-scale and long-term presence of OSCE/ODIHR observers would not add much
value and may lead to similar findings and recommendations as previously.

The OSCE/ODIHR NAM therefore recommends the establishment of an election
assessment mission (EAM) for the duration of approximately three weeks before and
around election day. The OSCE/ODIHR EAM would focus and report on specific issues
such as voter registration and identification, campaign finance regulations, voting rights
and voting systems. The OSCE/ODIHR EAM would visit several states to ensure a
federal and state-level perspective but would not undertake a systematic and
comprehensive observation of election day proceedings.


III. BACKGROUND

The mid-term elections on 2 November comprise elections for 36 seats in the Senate, all
435 seats in the House of Representatives and a number of other elections in various
states, counties and other local jurisdictions. State primary elections to determine the
candidates for the upcoming Senate and House elections are currently underway in the
different states.

The OSCE/ODIHR has been following elections in the United States since 2002. It
concluded that previous elections reflected the long-standing democratic tradition of the
United States of America and mostly met OSCE commitments. Nevertheless, the
OSCE/ODIHR identified some issues and formulated recommendations which should
be addressed by the relevant authorities and other election stakeholders in line with
OSCE commitments.
1



1
OSCE/ODIHR reports on previous elections in the United States of America are available at:
http://www.osce.org/odihr-elections/14676.html.
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IV. FINDINGS

A. LEGAL FRAMEWORK AND ELECTION SYSTEM

1. Legal Framework

The legal framework for elections in the United States is decentralized and complex.
The Constitution of the United States leaves regulation and conduct of elections to the
individual states and counties; federal legislation provides only minimum standards.
Details of the election process are regulated by state laws. Decisions by courts
interpreting federal and state laws form part of the legal framework. Elections are
therefore conducted across the country under different legal frameworks with different
impact on voting rights and election procedures.

There is some federal legislation regulating aspects of the election process. The most
comprehensive piece of federal legislation is the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of
2002. HAVA stipulates a number of minimum standards and measures aimed at
addressing the problems that arose during the 2000 presidential election. It sets
standards for voting systems and provides for use of provisional ballots for voters who
believe that they were registered but could not find their names on the voter list or who
are declared by an election official to be ineligible to vote. HAVA also requires the
establishment of state-wide voter registration databases, voter identification for first-
time voters who registered by mail, and ensuring access for disabled voters. HAVA set
up the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to provide advice, issue guidelines on
meeting HAVA requirements and disburse funds for states to bring their procedures in
line with HAVA requirements. The specifics of HAVA implementation have been left
to the states, resulting in varying interpretations and practices.

The Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965 protects the rights of linguistic and racial
minorities. It prohibits discriminatory practices, requires provision of electoral materials
and assistance in minority languages, and requires pre-approval by the Attorney General
or the US District Court for the District of Columbia for changes made to electoral
procedures in certain states and jurisdictions.

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) of 1986
requires the Department of Defense to facilitate absentee voting by citizens, including
the military, living abroad. In 2009, Congress passed the Military and Overseas Voting
Empowerment Act (MOVE) which inter alia attempts to address problems encountered
in past elections when many overseas ballots were returned too late to be counted.

The National Voter Registration Act (NVRA or Motor Voter Act) of 1993 aimed at
facilitating the voter registration process, inter alia by linking it to the Department of
Motor Vehicles and the process of issuing drivers’ licenses.

The 1971 Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) and the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign
Reform Act (BCRA, also called McCain-Feingold Law) regulate campaign income and
expenditures and provide for disclosure of funds and detailed reporting. Supreme Court
decisions have overturned several requirements of the FECA and the BCRA, most
recently ruling that prohibition of spending by corporations and unions on campaigning
was unconstitutional.
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The Department of Justice (DoJ) monitors implementation by states of federal
legislation, including compliance with provisions of HAVA, the NVRA and the VRA. It
can initiate lawsuits in cases of non-compliance. Deadlines to implement HAVA
requirements have passed. States are now overall compliant with HAVA with few
exceptions, notably one county in the state of New York which is still involved in a
lawsuit with the DoJ for using the old type of lever voting machines.

2. Election System

The US federal legislature, the bicameral Congress, consists of the Senate and the
House of Representatives. The Senate has 100 seats; Senators are elected for six-year
terms. Two members are elected from each state by popular vote, mostly according to
the first-past-the-post system. One third of the Senate is up for election every two years;
this year, 34 Senators will be elected for their regular term as well as 2 Senators to fill
mid-term vacancies.

The House of Representatives has 435 seats. Representatives are elected for two years
by popular vote in single-seat constituencies, according to the first-past-the-post system.
Electoral districts for each state are updated every ten years, following a census, to
ensure equal representation according to a state’s population and, at the same time, at
least one representative in the House per state. In 2010, a census is undertaken but
redistricting will only impact the next general elections in 2012.

B. ELECTION ADMINISTRATION

Due to the decentralized nature of the election system, there is no election
administration body at the federal level overseeing the entire election process. Each
state has its own election administration with most responsibilities devolved to the
counties. Chief election administrators of states, often the Secretary of State, and of
counties are frequently elected as party candidates. While OSCE/ODIHR NAM
interlocutors generally confirmed the widespread confidence in the election
administration, it is of concern that election officials could stand in elections that they
themselves administer, leading to potential conflicts of interest. Some states have
introduced legislation aimed at preventing such conflicts of interests, in line with
previous OSCE/ODIHR recommendations.
2


Two federal bodies are responsible for specific aspects of the electoral process. The
Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency that
administers and enforces federal campaign finance legislation. It is a bi-partisan body
with six members including the chairperson. Currently, the Commission consists of
three Republicans, two Democrats, and one independent member. It reviews and audits
campaign finance reports and adjudicates complaints.

The bi-partisan four-member Election Assistance Commission (EAC) was established
by HAVA as a national clearinghouse and advisory body. It has no regulatory authority
but develops voluntary guidelines and recommendations on meeting HAVA
requirements, including on voting systems, polling manuals and information for poll
workers in different minority languages.

2
See Final Report of the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission for the 2 November 2004
general elections (page 33).
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Members of both commissions are appointed by the President of the United States and
confirmed by the Senate. Both the FEC and the EAC take decisions with qualified
majority. This ensures bi-partisanship but can also lead to deadlock on specific issues.

C. VOTER REGISTRATION AND IDENTIFICATION

1. Voter Registration

Voter registration and identification requirements remain controversial in US elections.
Discussions on these issues are often divided along party lines with debate focusing on
the issue of enfranchisement versus integrity of the vote.

Voter registration is regulated by the NVRA, requiring voters to actively register to
vote. Deadlines for registration vary from state to state with some states allowing
registration on election day and North Dakota not requiring voter registration at all.
HAVA required states to compile state-wide voter registration databases and that states
should verify voter registration by matching their voter registration database with other
state and federal records. HAVA does not, however, require matching of state-wide
voter registration databases between states leading to the possibility of registrations in
more than one state; nor does it provide a definition of what constitutes a ‘match’
between the voter registration database and other databases. This has led to differing
interpretation and matching practices in the states in past elections. Previous
recommendations of the OSCE/ODIHR aimed at improving the voter registration
process and maintenance of voter registration databases have not yet been addressed.
3


OSCE/ODIHR NAM interlocutors have expressed concern about states passing
legislation which would enable so-called ‘purges’ of voters from the voter lists. This,
together with reportedly low rates of registration among the African-American
population, could result in under-representation of this population on the voter register.
Other concerns expressed related to potential registration of ineligible voters through
voter registration drives; this was a particular concern during the 2008 general elections.

2. Voter Identification

In line with long-established tradition in the United States, in many states voters can
vote without presenting any form of identification. HAVA introduced voter
identification requirements for first-time voters who registered by mail. Such voters
have to show a photo ID on election day. Other ID requirements vary from state to state
with some 25 states requiring all voters to show either photo or non-photo ID in polling
stations. Arizona requires voters to provide proof of citizenship before being issued a
ballot. The 2008 Supreme Court ruling upholding Indiana’s photo ID requirements has
been interpreted as supporting the introduction of more stringent ID requirements.

Voter identification is a matter of controversial debate throughout the United States.
Republicans generally argue that voter ID requirements are necessary to prevent
possible voter impersonation and multiple voting. Democrats are concerned that voter
ID requirements could lead to disenfranchisement and intimidation of citizens,
particularly affecting lower-income groups, African-Americans, Hispanics and the

3
See Final Report of the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission for the 2 November 2004
general elections (page 33).
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elderly. OSCE/ODIHR interlocutors particularly expressed concern about increased
challenges of voters at polling places on election day in relation to voter ID
requirements.

D. VOTING SYSTEMS

Electronic voting systems are used to handle the complexity of multiple and
simultaneous federal, state-level and local elections and to simplify voting and counting.
Two types of systems are mostly used: Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) voting
systems and optical scanning of marked paper ballots. Substantial funds were made
available under HAVA to address the issues related to old punch-card and lever voting
machines revealed during the 2000 presidential election and to replace mechanical lever
and punch card voting systems with DRE and optical scan technology. HAVA specified
minimum standards for these systems.

The EAC adopted Voluntary Voting System Guidelines in 2005. These provide
specifications and requirements against which voting systems can be tested and on the
basis of which voting systems can be certified. Currently, four systems have been
certified by the EAC and six are undergoing testing. As these guidelines are voluntary,
states can adopt them fully or partially for their own testing and certification procedures.
States are not required by HAVA to use voting systems which have been certified by
the EAC but all voting systems used must meet the requirements specified by HAVA.

While DRE voting systems were initially favoured, the trend of a ‘return to paper’
seems to continue. To address possible voting system errors, HAVA requires that voting
systems produce a permanent paper record for a manual audit. HAVA does not require,
however, that voters are issued with a voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT).
Several states use voting machines with a VVPAT. This has been previously
recommended by the OSCE/ODIHR.
4


In the past two election cycles, many jurisdictions have decided to switch from DRE
voting systems to optical scan systems. Other jurisdictions decided that once their
current DRE equipment would near the end of its usage cycle, these would be replaced
with optical scan equipment. OSCE/ODIHR NAM interlocutors stated that concerns
about voting systems expressed during previous elections have been allayed.

E. ALTERNATIVE VOTING ARRANGEMENTS

States provide voters with possibilities to cast their ballots through alternative voting
arrangements such as early in-person voting, absentee by-mail voting in-country, and
out-of-country voting.

The length of the early voting period varies from state to state. Absentee by-mail voting
whereby voters receive a ballot to be mailed to the election administrators and early in-
person voting were used by about 30 per cent of the electorate during the 2008 general
elections. OSCE/ODIHR NAM interlocutors expect similar high usage of these
alternative voting mechanisms for the upcoming mid-term elections.


4
See Final Report of the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission for the 2 November 2004
general elections (page 25).
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All states and the five territories are required to provide US citizens living abroad with
the possibility to vote. The Federal Voting Assistance Program of the Department of
Defense facilitates this process for an estimated 4 to 6 million overseas voters, including
armed services personnel. UOCAVA stipulates that voters who have not received their
ballot in time can use a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot to cast their vote. The MOVE
Act prescribes that states send the ballot to voters 45 days in advance of a federal
election to ensure timely return of the marked ballot. Some states may have difficulties
to comply with this new deadline due to the late primary elections during which the
federal candidates are determined. Some states, for example Minnesota and Vermont,
brought forward their primary dates to comply with the new regulation. MOVE also
requires states to enable voters to request a ballot electronically and to transmit the
ballot electronically to the voter overseas. States are also required to accept the Federal
Write-In Absentee Ballot for all federal elections.

Deadlines for application for absentee ballots and for returning marked ballots and their
counting are determined by the states, with some states allowing the late counting of
absentee ballots. Some states accept electronic transmission of marked ballots by fax or
email. In these cases, the voter waives the right to a secret ballot. The OSCE/ODIHR
has previously recommended that this practice be reviewed.
5


In addition, voters who, upon arrival at the polling station, are not on the voter list
should be provided with a provisional ballot. Details for the provision and counting of
these ballots are established by the states and again vary widely from state to state.

F. CAMPAIGN FINANCE

Elections in the United States are characterized by a high level of campaign spending.
The freedom to spend available resources on election campaigns is equated with the
right to free speech enshrined in the First Amendment to the Constitution. This results
in essentially unlimited campaign spending. Contributions to candidates’ campaigns,
political parties or political action committees,
6
however, are subject to limitations.

Over the past years, rulings of the Supreme Court have reversed several of the campaign
finance regulations established by the BCRA. In January 2010, the Supreme Court
ruling in the Citizens United v. FEC case has reversed a long-standing prohibition for
corporations and unions to spend on electoral and political advertising as prescribed by
FECA. The Supreme Court ruled that they should enjoy the same rights as natural
persons when it comes to campaign spending. It struck down as unconstitutional the
prohibitions against spending by corporations and unions on political advertising that
explicitly advocates the election or defeat of a candidate as long as such
communications are not coordinated with a candidate.
7
The court upheld the prohibition
of corporations and unions to contribute directly to a candidate’s campaign or a political
party as well as the requirement to report any independent expenditure to the FEC and
disclose the sources of the funds.

5
See for example the OSCE/ODIHR Final Report on the 2008 general elections (page 17) and the
2006 mid-term elections (page 21).
6
PACs are private groups of citizens, organized to elect political candidates. Under the FECA, an
organization becomes a "political action committee" by receiving contributions or making
expenditures in excess of USD 1,000 for the purpose of influencing a federal election. It then has
to register with the FEC. PACs can engage in campaign activity, promote candidates in the media
and donate to candidates’ and parties’ committees.
7
These types of spending are referred to as independent expenditures.
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OSCE/ODIHR NAM interlocutors held diverging views on the Court’s decision. Some
expressed concerns about the influence that corporations could exercise on an election.
They worried that corporations would spend large amounts, particularly at state and
local level elections, in favour or against particular candidates and therefore increase
candidates’ dependence on private interests. Others did not expect the decision to have
large impact on the upcoming elections. They stressed that corporations were able to
spend on campaigning before through so-called issue advertisements without directly
advocating the election or defeat of a candidate. They did not expect a major increase of
campaign spending by corporations in these elections as a result of the ruling.

G. OTHER ISSUES

Restrictions on voting rights are regulated by state laws and vary broadly from state to
state. Restrictions for citizens with a felony conviction are often disproportionate to the
crime committed. For instance, Kentucky and Virginia permanently disenfranchise
persons with felony convictions. Most states (48 states and Washington DC) prohibit
incarcerated citizens to vote. With few exceptions, there is no automatic restoration of
voting rights for ex-felons. Generally, cumbersome procedures apply for voting rights to
be restored. The OSCE/ODIHR has previously recommended that these restrictions
should be reviewed to ensure that a restriction is proportionate to the crime committed
and that voting rights should be restored automatically once a sentence is served.
8


It is estimated that over five million citizens are prohibited from voting because of a
felony conviction; about two million of these have served their sentence.
9
Several
OSCE/ODIHR NAM interlocutors argued that these laws disproportionately affect
minority populations, particularly African-Americans and Hispanics.

US citizens who are not citizens of one of the 50 states are, according to the
Constitution, not allowed to vote for members of Congress. An estimated 600,000
citizens in Washington DC alone are permitted to vote in presidential elections, but they
can only vote for delegates to the House of Representatives who do not have full voting
rights.

Several states’ laws continue to allow nomination and election of so-called ‘unopposed
candidates’ as members of Congress in cases where there is only one candidate
standing. In some states, such unopposed candidates are deemed elected by default.
While the assessment of the chances to be elected may sometimes result in a decision
not to stand in an election, an election is supposed to provide voters with a choice
between different options. The OSCE/ODIHR NAM was informed that, as in previous
elections, unopposed candidates are likely to run in several congressional races.

As on many occasions before, OSCE/ODIHR interlocutors alleged possible cases of
intentional suppression of the vote and the use of deceptive practices such as systematic
challenges of voters, particularly in minority communities, or dissemination of incorrect
information on the date of the election and polling places. The OSCE/ODIHR has never
received evidence of such practices during previous election observation activities.
However, the fact that such allegations persist is a matter of concern.

8
See for example the OSCE/ODIHR Final Report on the 2008 general elections (page 32).
9
The Sentencing Project, Felony Disenfranchisement Laws in the United States, March 2010, see
http://www.sentencingproject.org/doc/publications/fd_bs_fdlawsinusMarch2010.pdf.
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H. ELECTION OBSERVATION

Elections in the United States are characterized by an extensive presence of domestic
groups that play an active role in elections, including in scrutinizing the election
process, voter information and facilitation of voter registration. In addition, candidates
and political parties mobilise thousands of lawyers and so-called poll watchers to
control the polls. They, combined with a very active and independent media, contribute
to transparency and accountability of the process.

The United States have regularly invited the OSCE/ODIHR to observe federal elections.
However, despite repeated OSCE/ODIHR recommendations, there are no minimum
standards for access of observers to US elections. State laws vary with regard to election
observation by domestic observers from political parties and civic organizations. In
previous elections, OSCE/ODIHR observers were generally welcomed by the election
administration in the different states. The National Association of Secretaries of States
(NASS) on 24 July 2005 passed a resolution welcoming “international observers from
OSCE member countries to the United States”, providing access for observers and
encouraging election administrators to support international election observation. This
resolution was valid for five years. The OSCE/ODIHR NAM was informed that it is
unlikely to be reaffirmed at the NASS Summer Conference in July 2010. In line with
paragraph 8 of the 1990 OSCE Copenhagen Document minimum standards for access
of international observers should be established.

In addition to party and candidate representatives whose presence is widely expected at
polling stations, the DoJ plans to deploy federal monitors to monitor compliance of
states with VRA requirements.


V. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

All OSCE/ODIHR NAM interlocutors stated that the level of confidence in the election
process had increased since the 2008 general elections. However, issues identified in
previous OSCE/ODIHR reports remain unaddressed as OSCE/ODIHR
recommendations are yet to be implemented. Elections in the United States are under
extensive scrutiny provided by thousands of poll watchers, domestic organizations,
vibrant and independent media that provide effective checks and balances and play a
positive role in ensuring transparency and accountability of the electoral process. They
offer detailed and comprehensive analytical reports on elections. In this context,
although all OSCE/ODIHR NAM interlocutors welcomed international observers, a
large-scale and long-term presence of OSCE/ODIHR observers would not add much
value and may lead to similar findings and recommendations as previously.

The OSCE/ODIHR NAM therefore recommends the establishment of an election
assessment mission (EAM) for the duration of approximately three weeks before and
around election day. The OSCE/ODIHR EAM would focus and report on specific issues
such as voter registration and identification, campaign finance regulations, voting rights
and voting systems. The OSCE/ODIHR EAM would visit several states to ensure a
federal and state-level perspective but would not undertake a systematic and
comprehensive observation of election day proceedings.
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ANNEX: LIST OF MEETINGS

US State Department
Nancy McEldowney, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and
Eurasia
Anthony A. Pahigian, Deputy Director/ OSCE Coordinator, Office of European
Security and Political Affairs
J. Alexander Hamilton, Deputy Coordinator for OSCE, Office of European Security and
Political Affairs

US Department of Justice
Julie A. Fernandes, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Assistant Attorney
General
Matthew Colangelo, Counsel, Office of the Assistant Attorney General

US Department of Defense
Bob Carey, Director, Federal Voting Assistance Program
J. Scott Wiedmann, Principal Deputy Director, External Relations and Communications,
Federal Voting Assistance Program

Federal Election Commission
Steven T. Walther, Commissioner

Election Assistance Commission
Thomas R. Wilkey, Executive Director

National Association of Secretaries of State
Leslie Reynolds, Executive Director

US Commission on Civil Rights
Martin Dannenfelser, Staff Director
David P. Blackwood, General Counsel
Maha Jweied, Senior Attorney-Advisor

United States Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
Veronica M. Gillespie, Majority Elections Counsel

US Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Ronald J. McNamara, Policy Advisor
Orest S. Deychakiwsky, Policy Advisor
Robert Hand, Policy Advisor

Federal Communications Commission
Mark L. Berlin, Attorney Advisor, Policy Division

Democratic National Committee
Will Crossley, Director – Counsel, Voter Protection
Hannah K. Fried, Deputy Director, Voter Protection
Andrew H. Werbrock, Attorney at Law

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Republican National Committee
Scott A. Kamins, Deputy Chief of Staff for Government Affairs

Civil Society Organizations
AEI, American Enterprise Institute (Election Reform Project)
John C. Fortier, Research Fellow

League of Women Voters
Nancy E. Tate, Executive Director
Jeanette Senecal, Director, Elections/e-Democracy

The Pew Center on the States
Doug Chapin, Director, Election Initiatives

Campaign Finance Institute
Michael J. Malbin, Executive Director


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"RobertBoyd"

09/29/201012:22PM
To
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cc
bcc
Subject
SEIU
Thanks for screwing the American People regarding the SEIU.  No one can appeal a ruling until the 
detailed ruling is emitted.  A Letter of Reasoning is not sufficient to appeal the decision.  Good Work!  By 
the time that this is sorted out, the election will be over; SEIU will have spent all of the money; and the 
American People will have discovered that the FEC is corrupt.
 
Robert Boyd JD
 
P.O. Box 12421
San Diego, CA  92112‐3421
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09/28/201003:50PM
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cc
bcc
Subject
SEIUDecision
ElectionPanelDismissesComplaintAgainstSEIU,Clears
WayforUniontoAmassWarChest
Commissioner,
 
I just read a news article on this decision by your commission.  Title is above.  I could not believe what I 
was reading.
 
From everything related that I have read, your commission appears to have a clear agenda to freeing the 
union from guilt of coercing contributions to its political fund.  Contributions from members are clearly 
forced.  How else can the facts be interpreted?  And the fund is clearly used in support of liberal 
(Democratic) causes and candidates.
 
It is very apparent that the Obama administration has influenced the people it has appointed to go easy 
on any organization that can influence the outcomes of elections in its favor.
 
As a member of the military I am extremely ashamed of a corrupt government that enjoys a high 
standard of ethical and legal conduct of its soldiers while it is clearly without principle in its machinations 
to maintain its own power and influence.
 
Your commission is broken.
 
VIRGEL L. CLARK
CW3, IDARNG
State Safety Manager
(208) 272-4198
Fax (208) 272-3332
BE SAFE -- MAKE IT HOME!
 
 
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Why have you sided with the Union’s? They are forcing employees who may
not agree with their political agenda to pay for it. Your group needs to
be investigated. This is one more example of bad goverment under theis
administration.
Regards,
Scott Durham
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ANTHONY

09/28/201002:33PM
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SEIU
The recent shenanigans with the FEC and it's absolute abuse of authority is unconscionable in it's
dismissal of the NRWF suit outside the appeal process time frame.
Having a parent who is subjected to the union abuse at her level , this is just disgusting. Playing
games with electoral process is where civil strife becomes actionable beyond
the halls of elitism. Being the f-b of any party, democrates or republicans is disreputable. You
and the entire commission had better begin thinking beyond your current job
description. One thing the American public has a long memory for are corrupt politicians and
those who follow. Your actions smell to high heaven of just such corruption.
--
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RobertH

09/20/201012:49AM
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Mr.Petersen
Dear Mr. Pet ersen,
I had a couple of quest ions perhaps you could answer, I 'm sure your t ime is valuable,
so I will keep it brief. I underst and running for president is a daunt ing t ask and has t o be filed t hrough
t he FEC, my init ial quest ion is, why are millions / billions of dollars essent ially required t o run for office? I
underst and filing a st at ement of candidacy form, is it required t o set up a organizat ion t o run for president
or j ust t he st at ement of candidacy? Basically I 'm curious as t o t he act ual process of get t ing elect ed int o
office from st art t o finish as it were or any websit e you might recommend where I could find such
informat ion. Thank you in advance for you t ime it is t ruly appreciat ed.
Sincerely,
Robert Hansen

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09/17/201008:24PM
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theinternationalmissiontomonitorHaitianelections2005
2006
I am inquiring as to whether the FEC, who's chairman at the time sat on the executive committee of the
above monitoring mission (along with the heads of 5 other countries' election commissions) has
maintained on file the some 27 weekly reports and a dozen expert reports transmitted from Port au
Prince HQ to all committee members. These were generated from October 2005 to May of 2006. I
appreciate your help in tracking these down, as they are very relevant to the upcoming election in Haiti. I
thank you for your time, My best,

Timothy J. Pershing PhD


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"PaulRyan"
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08/10/201005:26PM
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ClubforGrowthandCommonsenseTenAOs
Dear Chairman Petersen,

I hope you’re enjoying the August heat! I’m writing a short piece regarding the Commission’s recent AOs
to Club for Growth and Commonsense Ten (AO 2010-09 and 2010-11) and noticed that, unlike most
AOs, the Commission’s Web site does not appear to contain the documents memorializing the
Commission’s votes on the two AOs. Can you please provide these to me or advise me where I might
obtain them? Thanks. Sincerely,

Paul Seamus Ryan
FEC Program Director
& Associate Legal Counsel
The Campaign Legal Center
215 E Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Office Ph. (202) 736-2200
Mobile Ph. (202) 262-7315
Fax (202) 736-2222
CLC Blog: http://www.clcblog.org
CLC Web Site: http://www.campaignlegalcenter.org
Sign up for The Campaign Legal Center Blog at: http://www.campaignlegalcenter.org/signup.html


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07/24/201004:10PM
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Maryland'sSocialMediaElectionRegulations
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7801 Norfolk Avenue, Suite 201, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: 240-743-8880 Fax: 240-396-5990 Email: bshear@shearlaw.com
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TristanLeavitt

07/22/201004:57PM
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GeorgetownElectionLawSociety
Commissioner Peterson,

I just got an unexpected email from Eric Lycan saying that you'd taken the time to sit down with him and
that you were extremely genuine, so I hope you don't mind me contacting you out of the blue. I am a
rising 3L at Georgetown Law and have been working in the Charleston, West Virginia office of Steptoe &
Johnson, where I've been doing research for Eric this summer on the DISCLOSE Act. I am also a fellow
BYU alum and worked on the Hill for a little over a year before law school, so I know Mike Merrell quite
well and understand you two used to work together while you were still at Senate Rules & Administration.

I am writing because last fall I started an Election Law Society at Georgetown. We have been planning
out our upcoming year this summer, and believe it or not, I actually emailed Mike earlier this week to see
if he might be willing to put me in touch with you about the possibility of speaking at the law school this
fall. I knew Mike was out of town this week because I had tried to arrange a meeting between him and
Eric, so I didn't expect to hear back from Mike for a few days, but when Eric emailed me just now (I had
no idea he was going to see you), I thought I might just venture to reach out to you on my own. Would
you have any interest in speaking at an event for the Election Law Society at Georgetown? We haven't
selected a date or anything, but I assume your schedule fills up quite quickly, so I wanted to inquire about
any time during the semester.

I hope this email finds you well, and I sincerely look forward to hearing back from you.

Best,
Tristan
_______________________________________
Tristan Leavitt
2011 J.D. Candidate
Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001-2075
(208) 206-0464
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ellahall

07/14/201002:50PM
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PersonalEnrichmentFromFundraisers
What specific rules/laws/regulations of the Federal Election Commission
discusses/governs the issue of personal enrichment of presidential candidates from
campaign fundraisers?

Thanks,
Ella Hall
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"George"

07/01/201010:30PM
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CampaignforLiberty
Mr. Petersen,

Referencing http://www.infowars.com/fec-attempts-to-shut-down-campaign-for-liberty/
I must ask why the FEC is attempting to shutdown the Campaign for Liberty. Is it that you are being
pressured by liberal progressives or pissed off republicans? I can't believe you would go after the one
group of politicians who can actually save this country from Obama and his ilk. As a matter of fact, if you
did your job, Obama's campaign would have never been launched since it has been proven that he is not
a natural born American. The mainstream media has quashed that reality, but any of us with half a brain
know it's true; along with all the other lies and incriminating evidence Barry sealed when he took office.

Maybe I'm contacting the wrong person here, but with all the beauracracy in D.C. I could spend a liftetime
trying to find the right one. So if it's not you making the call, I would appreciate the name and email
address of the person(s) who is. Remember, you cash a Federal check, so you work for me!

George D. Leddy
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WEBMASTER: I M I N NEED OF 2 APPLI CATI ONS: 1)President ial Pkg Filing
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DENNIGAN FOR CONGRESS
Candidate Details
From: 01/01/2009 To: 03/31/2010
COMMITTEE INFORMATION
DENNIGAN FOR
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C00465815
P O BOX 8053 Type: HOUSE
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Unitemized Individual Contributions $38,806
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Other Committees Contributions $128
Candidate Contributions $0
TOTAL CONTRI BUTI ONS $72,907
Transfers from Authorized Committees $0
Candidate Loans $120,000
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Operating Expenditures Offsets $0
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TOTAL LOAN REPAYMENTS $0
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Political Party Refunds $0
Other Committee Refunds $0
TOTAL CONTRI BUTI ON REFUNDS $100
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TOTAL DI SBURSEMENTS $55,026
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Ending Cash On Hand $137,881
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"SoniaDrinks"

06/29/201012:19PM
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CampaignContributions
Dear Chairman Matthew S. Peterson,
The available evidence strongly suggests that Barack Obama,s 2008 presidential campaign may have
taken more than $70 million in illegal contributions from foreign nationals. It also shows that his campaign
knowingly took contributions over the $2400/$4800 limit.
Barack Obama refuses to release the names of contributors who gave less than $200, because doing so
could reveal even more illegal foreign and/or over the limits contributions. And Mr. Obama is still using his
shady coffers to fight citizen-led efforts to prove whether or not he is constitutionally eligible to serve as
President.
Also troubling is the fact that he took donations on non-traceable pre-paid credit cards, allowing
foreigners and those who wish to exceed legal limits to skirt the law, and apparently engaged in a Middle
East money laundering scheme through fraudulent "product sales".
Sir, these allegations must be immediately and impartially investigated by the Federal Election
Commission.
The integrity of America's elections is paramount. If voters begin to question the honesty of the election
process, it will lead to more partisan bickering and a loss of faith in the United States government.
We cannot afford either.
Sincerely,
Mrs. Sonia A. Drinks
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06/22/201004:10PM
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PresidentialStatementofOrganizationRequirements
To Mr. Matthew S. Peterson,
What are all the requirements of a presidential statement of
organization and what are the deadlines for which the early candidate
must submit and file it?
Also, when after that does the candidate have to raise a fund of $5,000
and when and with what requirements does the candidate have to submit
and file a statement of organization?
Also, is an exploratory committee for presidential candidacy mandatory
and how does it pursue its intentions to discover whether the candidate
is appropriate for the job?

Sincerely,

Jacob Daniel Szalapski
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06/21/201005:42PM
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StatementOfFact
6\22\10

Sir,

News has reached me and many of my associates that your office is after the Campaign For
Liberty organization for disseminating the facts about liberal candidates. Rest assured that this
blatant abuse of power will NOT go unpunished. Elections are coming up, and a clean sweep
of the communists and traitors to our nation will take place. When this happens, people like
you and your group will be immediately ousted by the new leaders taking power, and in-depth
criminal investigations will ensue into your illegal and unethical practices while in office.

This is not a threat, simply a fact. This will take place. Count on it. You have turned the focus
of many powerful people onto you and your department, and no amount of liberal protection will
save you from the long overdue justice coming your way. Perhaps you can take comfort in the
fact that you won't be alone. There will be many people under investigation as soon as the vermin
are removed from our government. Americans are taking back their country, and undoing the mess
you people have made of it. No more shoe-in candidates, no more lies, no more rigged elections
and bought off electoral votes. A criminal is still a criminal, whether he wears a jumpsuit in the
county jail, or a 3 piece suit in a government office. Americans have woke up to this fact.

If I were you, I'd drop your harassment of Campaign For Liberty and all the other freedom loving
groups out there. You're only digging yourselves a deeper hole. Americans have a right to know
what kind of vermin are controlling their country and running for office. And even if you manage
to gag that group, you can't gag the entire country. The truth WILL get out.

Sincerely,
Jared Poole


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"Allen,Julie"
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05/20/201005:01PM
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TheMissouriEthicsCommission(MEC)
History:
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Commissioner Petersen,
 
The MEC has responsibilities over campaign finance, conflict of interest, lobbyists, and personal financial 
disclosure in Missouri.  I am the Executive Director of the MEC and am interested in speaking with you, 
or the appropriate person, to learn more about your investigative process.
 
We are in the process of implementing new legislation and also our investigative work and I am 
interested in speaking with someone about this process at the FEC.
 
I appreciate your consideration of my email and time; thanks.  I look forward to hearing from your 
office!
 
Julie A. Allen, CPA, PMP
Executive Director
Missouri Ethics Commission
(573) 751-2020
julie.allen@mec.mo.gov
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"W.PaulMayhue"

05/10/201010:01PM
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NamenotshowingupintheFEClistofCandidatesfor3rd
DistrictinMichigan(FECCommissioner)
I have my numbers: C00481762 and H0MI03183, I put these numbers in the correct spot on the FEC
register and my name nor my committee name come up. I am wondering what is happening? I have read
page 74-75 of 11CFR100.131 and pages 59-60 of 11CFR100.72 and the explanations say that I fit the
category as a candidate. But each time that I make a query nothing comes up. I have my paperwork in
and I filed my petitions I have made several public announcements. Can you enlighten me on this
quagmire that I find myself in? Our community deserves an answer.
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04/27/201004:08PM
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Introduction
History:
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Dear Chairman Petersen,
My name is Josh Israel and I am a reporter at the non-partisan, non-profit Center for Public Integrity.
Though I've been at the Center for about 3 1/2 years, I've only recently inherited the Center's money and
politics beat and am trying to learn the lay of the land. My colleague Aaron Mehta and I have written some
stories that have gotten decent notice (including an examination of Republicans for Choice PAC
http://www.publicintegrity.org/articles/entry/1876/ that was co-published by The Atlantic online and a look
at the money behind the Blue Dog Democrats http://www.publicintegrity.org/articles/entry/1572/ that was
a front-page story in Politico ).
With the various proposals in the pipeline to address CITIZENS UNITED , we're trying to get a sense of
how this will reshape the campaign finance universe and what will likely be the next steps.
Might you be willing to chat with us for a few minutes (perhaps we could buy you a cup of coffee or
whatever is convenient) at some point in the next few weeks for an off-the-record chat about your
thoughts on what areas we might want to be focusing on now?
We'd be very grateful for any suggestions you can give us.
Many thanks,
Josh Israel
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Josh Israel
Center for Public Integrity
910 17th Street NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 481-1205
jisrael@publicintegrity.org
http://www.publicintegrity.org/
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04/23/201012:19PM
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IllegalCampaignContributions
As a US taxpaying citizen, and your boss, why aren't these allegations being
investigated? There needs to be some ethical reform returned to Washington.
Cronyism be damned, this is an outrage. Be a hero, take the high road and
find out if this is true.
It's bad enough that 3/4 of the country don't trust this government, any
wonder?!??!
Lynn Longwill
* ILLEGAL OVER LIMIT CONTRIBUTIONS
More than 2,000 contributions to the Obama Presidential campaign exceeded the
legal limits of $4,800 ($2,400 each for the primary and general elections)
-these are reported by media sources that have combed through FEC records.
* MONEY LAUDERING THROUGH "PRODUCT SALES"
According to FEC filings, two Arabic brothers from the Gaza Strip town of
Rafah, donated nearly $30,000 to the Obama campaign via the Internet... in
just one month! These donations, which the two brothers initially claimed were
used to purchase tee shirts from the Obama campaign, to sell in the Middle
East were ILLEGAL! Media investigations quickly blew holes in the "tee shirt
sales" claim, resulting in what appears to have been a large money laundering
scheme operated out of the Gaza Strip to benefit Barack Hussein Obama's
Presidential campaign!
* BARACK OBAMA REFUSES TO RELEASE DONOR NAMES
Unlike other presidential campaigns, Barack Obama is stubbornly refusing to
release the names of the donors who gave in amounts less than $200... for a
total of more than $200 million! According to investigative reports, millions
of dollars were completely untraceable because prepaid credit cards were used.
Does this sound like a cover-up?
* CONTRIBUTIONS USED TO HINDER INVESTIGATION
And where has all this dirty money ended up? Well, according to press reports,
at least $1.7 million of it has been used to pay a team of high-powered
attorneys to hide the truth about where Barack Obama was really born. The
evidence overwhelmingly suggests that Mr. Obama was actually born on the
continent of Africa, meaning that he is NOT a natural born citizen and is,
thus, not eligible to serve as President! USJF has been at the forefront of
this legal fight since November, 2008!
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04/22/201003:35PM
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UrgentInvestigationneeded
Mr. Peterson,

The available evidence strongly suggests that Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential
campaign may have taken more than $70 million in illegal contributions from foreign
nationals. It also shows that his campaign knowingly took contributions over the
$2400/$4800 limit.
Barack Obama refuses to release the names of contributors who gave less than $200,
because doing so could reveal even more illegal foreign and/or over limit contributions.
And Mr. Obama is using his questionable campaign to fight citizen-led efforts to prove
whether he is constitutionally eligible to serve as President.
Also troubling is the fact that he took donations on non-traceable pre-paid credit cards,
allowing foreigners and those who wish to exceed legal limits to skirt the law, and,
apparently, his campaign, if not Mr. Obama personally, engaged in a Middle East
money laundering scheme through fraudulent “product sales.”
Sir, these allegations must be immediately and impartially investigated by the Federal
Election Commission. The integrity of America’s elections is at stake. Intelligent voters
are questioning the honesty of the election process, due to your inaction! You owe us a
response and you owe the American people action to learn the truth.
Please investigate this with the urgency and passion that it deserves. The Republic is at
stake.
Sincerely,

Bruce W. Butler


bbutler@enalasys.com
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"PaulYoung"

04/19/201010:25PM
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Obama'sCampaignContributions
Commissioner Petersen:

Available evidence strongly suggests that President Barack Obama’
s 2008 presidential campaign may have taken more than $70 million
in illegal contributions from foreign nationals which is clearly
forbidden by law. It also shows that his campaign knowingly took
contributions over the $2400/$4800 limit.
Barack Obama refuses to release the names of contributors who
gave less than $200 to his campaign, because doing so could
reveal even more illegal foreign and/or over limit contributions.
Mr. Obama is using some of his questionable campaign
contributions to block efforts by private citizens and military
officers to determine whether he is constitutionally eligible to
serve as President and Commander-in-Chief. The latter is
especially significant given that we are at war on foreign soil
where young men are being ordered into harm's way where many have
paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
Also troubling is the fact that Obama took donations on
non-traceable pre-paid credit cards, allowing foreigners and
those who wish to exceed legal limits to skirt the law, and,
allegedly, his campaign engaged in a Middle East money laundering
scheme through fraudulent “product sales.”
Seventeen months have passed since the 2008 presidential election
and there is no evidence to suggest the FEC has investigated
these allegations. Voters like myself are questioning the honesty
of the election process. With the approach of the 2010 mid-term
elctions in November, you owe the American people action to get
to the bottom of this matter with all due haste lest we lose what
remaining vestige of confidence we have in the integrity of this
government.

Sincerely yours,

Paul D. Young
Farmer-Rancher,
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"rodcarnahan"

04/19/201008:31PM
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ILLEGALCONTRIBUTIONSTOOBAMAELECTION
WE PAY YOUR SALARY - DO YOUR JOB NOW !!!!

More than $70 million in illegal contributions, much of it from Middle East nations that
support al-Qaeda, apparently flowed into the Obama for President campaign coffers
during the 2008 Presidential election campaign... and not a thing has been done to
bring Barack Obama to justice.
YOU ARE CHARGED AS THE Federal Government entity with ensuring that federal
campaign contributions are legal-- continue looking the other way as radicals from
Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and the Gaza Strip try to buy the very soul of America?

Rod Carnahan

"ALL THAT IS NECESSARY FOR THE TRIUMPH
OF EVIL IS FOR GOOD MEN TO DO NOTHING."
- Edmund Burke


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04/19/201003:13PM
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PresidentialElectionsandvotingbehavior
Dear Mr. Petersen

I would like to contribute as a reseacher (volunteer) for Federal Election Commission.













I would like participate as reseacher on political voting behavior. I can provide my knowledge
and expertise and do empirical research. Further I can act as a critical thinker and support
towards customized needs. As I mentioned earlier all of my participation will be on a volunteer
basis. The possibility to share my knowledge and the overall experience will be my earnings, and
the research will be used for publication.

Maybe we can discuss the possibility to participate by mail and/or phone?

I am looking forward hearing from you.

References on request.

Yours faithfully,

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"McGreevy,Patrick"
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om>
04/16/201005:36PM
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AquestionfromtheLosAngelesTimes
I have been unable to find the campaign finance report that U.S. Senate candidate
Tom Campbell of California was required to file by Thursday, April 15. Can
someone on your staff please send me a copy or a link to where it can be found?

Thank you.

Pat rick McGreevy
Times St aff Writ er
916- 321- 4419
 
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04/09/201006:23PM
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NexusSymposium2010Invitation
Dear Mr. Peterson,

My name is Kyle Worrell and I am writing to you on behalf of Chapman University School of
Law’s Nexus Journal of Law and Policy . On October 22, 2010, the Nexus Journal will be
hosting our annual symposium. This year we are happy to announce that our symposium is
entitled, "Citizens Divided on Citizens United : Campaign Finance Reform and the First
Amendment." The Nexus Journal would like to extend an invitation to you to contribute a paper
to be included in our next publication.
As a Commissioner of the Federal Election Commission, perhaps no one is in a better position to
comment on the Citizens United decision and its impact. We would be privileged to have
someone as accomplished as you contribute to the Nexus Journal .
I have attached our Call for Papers to this email. Should you have any questions, please do not
hesitate to contact me or the Managing Editor, Jason Quimby. I have included our contact
information below.
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration, and we look forward to hearing from you
soon.
Sincerely,
Kyle Worrell
Editor-in-Chief
907-854-8087
worre100@mail.chapman.edu
Jason Quimby
Managing Editor
626-818-9706
quimb101@mail.chapman.edu
Faculty Advisor Hugh Hewitt
hewitt@chapman.edu
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CITIZENS DIVIDED ON CITIZENS UNITED:
CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT


Chapman University School of Law:
Nexus Journal of Law and Policy
Orange, CA

October 22, 2010


In connection with the Supreme Court’s recent holding in Citizens United v. FEC and the upcoming
November election, Chapman University School of Law's Nexus Journal of Law and Policy is pleased to
host a legal symposium on Friday, October 22, 2010, on the topic of Campaign Finance Reform and the
First Amendment.

This symposium provides a great opportunity to explore and discuss the range of state and national issues
that arise within the area of campaign finance from both a philosophical and pragmatic viewpoint. The
deadline to file for candidacy has passed, the primary elections will take place in a few short months, and
the highly anticipated mid-term elections will occur on the first Tuesday of November. All across the
nation the stage has been set to witness the effects of Citizens United in vivid, high-definition. The
symposium date of October 22, 2010 was carefully chosen to be both timely and significant as it is less
than two weeks prior to the November 2, 2010 election. Rarely have we had the chance to observe the
practical consequences of a Supreme Court decision with such intimacy and immediacy.

Campaign finance truly affects our system of government on its most basic levels. In 2006, candidates
spent over $750 million for election to the House and $514 million for election to the Senate. In
2008, congressional campaign costs ran over $2 billion and the costs continue to rise. What will we see in
2010? Citizens United marks a new paradigm as the most recent Supreme Court ruling challenges the way
we balance the influence of money against the First Amendment in political campaigns. It brings to the
forefront questions about the fundamental principles of democratic representation, our conception of
political speech, and the rationalization of personifying business organizations. This symposium offers
the opportunity to speak and publish on First Amendment jurisprudence as it sits on the precipice of
fundamental change.

TOPICS:

We are now accepting proposals for papers and panel presentations on issues related to this symposium
topic. Examples of the types of topics that we encourage authors and panelists to submit include but are
not limited to:

- The Constitutional Rationale of Citizens United
- The Role of the Courts in Campaign Finance
- The Role of Money in Political Campaigns
- The Personification of Corporations, Political Action Committees, and Unions as Speakers
- Unbridled Political Speech and the Preservation of Democracy
- The Role of Foreign Corporations in United States Elections
- The Effect of Unlimited Independent Expenditures on Elections
- How Much Will Media Conglomerates Charge for Free Speech?
- Congressional Action in the Wake of Citizens United: Foreign Corporate Spending
- Is it Time to Overturn Limits on Campaign Contributions?
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- The Difficulty of Corporate Accountability for Independent Expenditure Attacks
- The Reversal of Austin: Are Corporations Really That Different from Individuals?
- Stare Decisis: When Should the Court Give Deference to New Precedent?

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:

Interested authors and presenters should submit an abstract of not more than 250 words to:

Email: nexuslawjournal@gmail.com

by May 15, 2010. Authors and presenters will be informed by May 31, 2010 of the outcome of the initial
review process.

Final papers will be due on October 22, 2010, however, some extensions may be granted. Accepted
papers will be published in the Chapman University School of Law, Nexus Journal of Law and Policy in a
special symposium issue, and authors will be expected to present at the symposium.

The Nexus Journal expects to be able to cover the cost of travel and accommodations to attend and
present at the symposium.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Questions and requests for further information can be directed to:

CONTACT: Kyle Worrell, Editor-in-Chief, Nexus Journal of Law and Policy

Email: worre100@mail.chapman.edu

Faculty advisors include Professor Hugh Hewitt and Dean Timothy Canova.
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03/11/201010:49AM
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Removalofwebreference

Dear Commissioner Petersen,

I would like your help in taking down the web-link to my name that describes the
connections with the others and the issues that were part MUR . Specifically
please remove my name or the link: www.fec.gov/press/press2006/ .html

I am trying to get a job and everyone keeps asking about this. When someone google's
my name it keeps coming up as one of the top issues. Please have your web
department remove this link as soon as possible.

As part of MUR , I have attached your General Counsel's #8 description
completely clearing me of any wrong doing and completely dismissing the case against
me. I thank you in advance to your attention to this matter.

Best regards,
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"JoeMiller"

03/17/201007:11PM
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CreditUnions
Hi Mr. Petersen,
 
I am looking to see if officials of federally chartered credit unions are allowed to directly endorse a 
specific political candidate while addressing the membership of the credit union.
 
Thanks for your help.
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03/09/201005:37PM
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falsecontributioninformation
http://www.city-data.com/elec/elec-PRAIRIE-CITY-IA.html
I found this on the Internet, stating that I had contributed to a group called America Coming Together in
2004. I never heard of this group before and never contributed.
I suspect this should be reported to someone. Feel free to forward this email to whomever you think
should be aware of this.
Linda Frazier
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03/04/201009:20PM
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SoftMoneyandRedistricting
To the Commissioners of the FEC,
Tonight I read an article on the internet which I found shocking:
The National Democratic Redistricting Trust is asking the Federal Election Commission to let
lawmakers raise soft money for the legal fights likely to develop as congressional district
boundaries are redrawn after this year's census. How a district is drawn — and which voters are
included in it — can have a big impact on whether a Democrat or Republican gets elected to
represent it.
The Democratic group says lawmakers should be allowed to raise unlimited donations because
they wouldn't be used for elections . Members
Please vote against this ridiculous request. This would be tantamount to allowing
political parties to have complete control of redistricting for elections. Unlimited
money for legal fights . . . what about someone who doesn't happen to be part of a
political party and wants to challenge the map in court? I would venture to say
"don't waste your time!!" the political party you are fighting against has unlimited
soft money. I can not believe such a request would be made. If you approve this
proposition, incumbents would have all the power to ensure their district is such
that they would always win re-election. This type of money (soft money) should
not be allow in any political situation. Who knows where it comes from and why it
was given. This sounds like a big slush fund to me.
Please respect the American citizens, and vote against this measure.
Thank you,
Jon Rohrer
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N2RDV

03/04/201002:36PM
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softmoneyforredistricting
Hello CommissionerPetersen,
Please share this email with the other commissioners and staff.
It is our family's request that your commission reject the call for
soft money for redistricting.
What this country needs is to eliminate big money from the political
process in order for the average guy to better compete.
I would very much appreciate hearing your thoughts on this matter.
Sincerely
John Madura

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"Snow,Seren"
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02/28/201009:12PM
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Meeting
Mr. Petersen,

I am a high school student in Washington, DC and I would very much like to meet you and ask you a few
questions about your job.


Seren S. Snow
(202) 398-4737

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"AndyBaker"
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01/29/201003:42AM
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FECandFirstAmendmentRights
Dear Commissioner Petersen:
 
I write to you as a lifelong citizen of the United States of America, and the owner of Limited 
Liability Corporation in Alaska.
 
You have received this week an urgent request from a Mr. James Bopp, Jr. of a small non‐profit 
community organizing outfit called The James Madison Center of Terre Haute, Indiana.
The James Madison Center for Free Speech is asking the Federal Election Commission to revise 
its regulations in light of the Jan. 21 controversial Supreme Court decision.
The decision, Citizens United v. FEC, suggests that federal law banning particular corporate 
and union spending for political speech is unconstitutional.  The President of the United 
States, ordinary citizens, and even elementary school students across America understand 
that there is a significant and fundamental liability in hastily accepting this decision.
The James Madison Center’s rulemaking petition, filed January 26, 2010, asks the FEC to state 
that it will not enforce the unconstitutional bans against any independent spending for political 
speech, including independent expenditures and electioneering communications.
You will understand that the January 21, 2010 request to the FEC comes from the very same 
person (James Bopp Jr.) who created the case and escorted it up through the court system.  It 
is therefore very understandable why Mr. Bopp is so eager to advance his personal agenda of 
unregulated political spending by groups in political campaigns.  Fortunately, the FEC has the 
authority and the right to evaluate the implications of advancing such a request without due 
consideration, prudence and thought.  I therefore ask you to consider the following before 
taking action on Mr. Bopp’s urgent personal request to alter the balance of rights among all 
Americans:
On his James Madison Center web site, James Bopp, Jr. claims :  "The First Amendment to the 
United States Constitution, however, protects the right of political expression of citizens and 
citizen groups."    http://www.jamesmadisoncenter.org/missionstatement.html 
 
In his web site language, Mr. Bopp has substituted the words "freedom of speech" from the 
First Amendment with "political expression of citizen groups".
 
I do not find historical evidence that James Madison ever advocated for the rights of groups, 
however it is well documented that James Madison advocated for the rights of individual 
human persons who were subject to tyranny by groups (the British Empire, German Hessians, 
the British East India Company).  This was of course at a time in US history when individual 
citizens were firing their own guns as minutemen at the British Empire ( a very large and well 
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funded group with an agenda of political expression).  Many of my own relatives died fighting in
the revolutionary war as individual human persons fighting for their rights in a new nation. 
 
The historic facts are that James Madison was a close associate of Thomas Jefferson and both 
Madison and Jefferson openly advocated John Locke's concept that government should protect 
the rights of individual human persons.  Locke argued that the "natural rights" of an individual 
human person were at a minimum life, liberty and estate.  As a political theorist, Madison's 
most distinctive belief was that the new republic needed checks and balances to protect 
individual rights from the tyranny of the majority.  Thus it was James Madison, with strong 
encouragement of Jefferson, who presented the Bill Of Rights to the 1st Congress for 
consideration. 
 
I do not find in the language of the First Amendment any direct or implied extension of 
individual rights to “groups of citizens”, this is purely and solely a fabrication advanced by Mr. 
Bopp via the supreme court case that he has crafted over many years to advance a personal 
agenda.
 
Therefore, regardless of the controversial outcome of the recent Supreme Court ruling, the 
FEC acting to implement Mr. Bopp’s agenda will be to accept a precedence that has no 
legitimate context in US history, and is considered absurd by ordinary common sense citizens 
across the USA.  To prove my assertions to a candid and intelligent FEC Commission, pick up 
any newspaper from this week from towns and cities across this nation and read the letters and 
opinions regarding the Supreme Court ruling.  There is an overwhelming expression of disgust 
and rejection by the American public of the reckless twisting of constitutional language by both 
Mr. Bopp and in this case, yes, five justices of the Supreme Court.  Of course you have a 
personal choice on how to act in this case;  I ask you to consider carefully your own role in 
participating in the consequences of this controversial decision.
 
I own a corporation in the United States, however I understand at a very basic common sense 
level that my corporation is not an individual human person, and has does not have the 
constitutional rights of an individual human person.   I trust that Commissioners of the 
Federal Election Commission have in their personal integrity, at least the same basic level of 
common sense and judgment.
 
Sincerely,
 
Andy Baker
 
Andy Baker, PE
Independent Clean Energy Consultant
YourCleanEnergy LLC
308 G Street #212
Anchorage,  Alaska  99501  USA 
 
Office Phone:   907‐274‐2007
Cell Phone:       907‐350‐2084
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Website:           http://www.yourcleanenergy.us
 
       "Celebrate the power of nature" TM   ...with YourCleanEnergy LLC  
 
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01/29/201002:18AM
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Summer2010InternshipandEmployment
Peterson, Matthew
Vice Chairman
FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION
202-694-1011
commissionerpetersen@fec.gov

RE: Summer 2010 Internship and Employment



















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I thank you for your consideration and hope to speak with you further in an interview.

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01/22/201010:02PM
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Dear Comissioner Peterson,
I have a modest suggestion regarding the Supreme Court's latest proclamation concerning
campaign finances.
Left intact was the provision that the entity responsible for the ad identify itseH. This is
usually done in tiny letters in a color difficult to read, and is on the screen for about a
nano second.
I realize that you probably don't have the time to watch a lot of television. Whenever the
weather is especially hazardous, most stations stream the information across the bottom of
the screen. Endlessly. I suggest that all entities producing ads be required to run a
stream across the bottom of the commercials listing who they are, what candidate they are
for or against, the party affiliation of the subject of the ad, and an e mail and snail mail
address where one can obtain a list of the donors to the entity , and that the stream last
as long as the commercial.
We all know that what's being said is not as important as WHO's saying it, and I think it's
important that the public know who's free speech is no longer being suppressed.
Very truly yours,
J.L. Whaley
e-mail address:
"WalterJ.LeeIV"

01/21/201001:35PM
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CorporateFinanceReform
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Dear Commissioner Petersen,
I am writing to express to you and the other Commissioners how very surprised not to
mention shocked I am by this morning's Supreme Court decision ruling that corporate
America is constitutionally enpowered to contribute or spend as much money as they would
like to (without limit) in federal elections.
It has been a bedrock principle of our nation that we simply cannot allow corporate
America to buy our elections or candidates or influence elections like this. If there are
limits on what individual taxpayers can contribute to an election, then certainly this should
apply to corporations as well. It franldy puts our whole idea of democracy in jeopardy
because it does not put any kind of check or restraint on corporate America's influence
and money in our elections.
I have written to my members of Congress as well as President Obama asking them to look
into this matter further and consider future campaign finance legislation related to this
issue. It simply puts forth a dangerous precedent.into the financing of our elections.
Thank you for your time.
Sincerely.
Walter J. Lee IV
SarahFriedman
<friedman.sa@husky.neu.edu>
01/21/201001:23PM
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ScottBrownVictory
History:
Thismessagehasbeenforwarded.
Hello,
I'm a student journalist in Boston writing a story about how Scott
Brown's victory will impact the state of Massachusetts and the
nation. I was hoping to ask Mr. Peterson about how Brown and
Coakley's campaign's differ and how did Brown's campaign help lead him
to election. If I could get a phone number for Mr. Peterson or any of
the other FEC commissioner's I would really appreciate it!
Thanks you, I look forward to hearing back.
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01/08/201004:52PM
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NEAComplaint
Dear Sir,

I understand that you have decided not to hear the complaint brought by 2 teachers in AL regarding the
use of union dues to contribute to campaigns. I do not understand.

Are you saying that it is legal for a labor organization to use union dues to contribute to a campaign?
How can this possibly meet the intent of your mission?

Thank you for your consideration and response.

Mary Barba

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01/02/201001:50PM
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Personal/immediatestaff-attorneyapplication
Dear Commissioner Pet ersen,
Please accept my applicat ion for a posit ion as an at t orney- advisor on your personal st aff.


























I have enclosed:
- resume
- t ranscript s
- writ ing sample
I t would be an honor t o work wit h you at t he Federal Elect ion Commission. I am able t o
perform research, prepare writ t en work product , and offer analysis and advice on campaign
finance law, lit igat ion, and policy mat t ers. Please let me know if any furt her informat ion
would be helpful. Thank you very much for your t ime and considerat ion, and I hope t o
have an opport unit y t o meet wit h you in person.

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12/21/200904:58PM
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Congratulations
Matt,









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DarylSam
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12/21/200912:01PM
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Congratulations
Matt,
I read a newsline on you being elected as the new chairman for the FEC.
Congratulations on your success. Hope you and your family are doing well.
Merry Christmas,
Daryl P. Sam
Utah Federal Defender Office
46 W. Broadway, Suite 110
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Telephone: (801) 524-4010
Facsimile: (801) 524-4060
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SteveCureton

12/14/200910:36PM
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questionaboutcreditcardcontribution
Dear Commissioner Petersen,
I wanted to know if anything was ever done about the use of untraceable
credit cards during the last election?
Thank you,
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11/29/200905:28AM
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Don'tletWalmartpoliticizeitsstaff
The Wall Street Journal reported that thousands of Walmart store managers and
department heads were called to mandatory meetings and told that if Democrats
won in November, they would likely pass a law to make it easier to unionize
companies.
This sounds like a dangerous intrusion of partisan politics by Walmart which
should be investigated, and, if necessary, prosecuted. The FEC should
investigate these reports immediately; there is little time before the
November election.Sincerely,
Jon Corlett
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JoshHaeder

11/09/200902:02PM
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Non-AffiliatedPAC
History:
Thismessagehasbeenforwarded.
We are in t he process of st art ing an issue based organizat ion t o concent rat e on a couple
specific issues. I f we go t he rout s of a PAC we would be a non- connect ed PAC. I f we don' t
go wit h a PAC will will form a 504( c) ( 3) but our preference is a PAC.

1. Wit h a non- affiliat ed PAC can we support a specific issue inst ead of simply support ing
candidat es for elect ed office?
2. Can non- affiliat ed PACS lobby congress on a specific issue, bot h st at e and federal?
3. Are t here advert ising rest rict ions?
4. We are going t o build a grassroot s organizat ion and ut ilize an online pet it ion format for
our group are t here any rest rict ions if we form a PAC?

Thanks,
Joshua Haeder
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"Stalter,Tobias"
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09/17/200911:44AM
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JapaneseDelegationAppointmentRequest
Dear Commissioner Petersen,

I am writing to you to request a meeting with you and a delegation from Japan. The group consists of
lawyer Mr. Hiroshi Minami, Dr. Masaki Taniguchi (University of Tokyo), and Mr. Kenichi Suzuki, Vice
Division Chief of the Election Committee of the Democratic Party of Japan.

The group is visiting Washington, D.C. on Friday, September 25, during which time they hope to meet
with you. They’d like to discuss campaign finance and disclosure reports, the Bipartisan Campaign
Reform Act of 2002, Political Action Committees, online contributions via the internet, and other laws
related to campaign finance.
We hope that your schedule might allow you to meet with this delegation. We thank you for your time and
consideration and look forward to hearing from you soon.


Sincerely,
Toby Stalter



Toby Stalter
Congress Section
Embassy of Japan
202-238-6819


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FW:TeachersFileFECComplaintagainstNEAforIllegal
PACMoneyLaunderingScheme|NationalRighttoWork
LegalDefenseFoundation
This needs t o be invest igat ed. How many ot her unions cont ribut ed funds t o Obama
illegally? We know Obama paid back t he Teacher' s Union wit h his pork st imulus. . . .
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Subj ect : Teachers File FEC Complaint against NEA for I llegal PAC Money Laundering Scheme
| Nat ional Right t o Work Legal Defense Foundat ion
Dat e: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 19: 38: 33 - 0400
Teachers File FEC Complaint against NEA for Illegal
PAC Money Laundering Scheme
Sworn testimony indicates union officials misled educators, diverted
union treasury funds into political committee
Washington, DC (January 13, 2009) – The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation
announced today it will file a formal complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) asking it
to investigate charges made by two Alabama educators who discovered a union scheme to divert
their money into the National Education Association’s (NEA) political action committee (PAC).
Claire Waites, the chair of the science department, and Dr. Jeanne Fox, an assistant principal, both
work at Daphne Middle School in Bay Minette, Alabama. Waites and Fox are both members of the
Baldwin County Education Association (BCEA), Alabama Education Association (AEA), and NEA
teacher unions.
In July 2008, Waites and Fox attended the NEA’s annual convention in Washington, DC, as
delegates of the BCEA. By telephone, BCEA union president Saadia Hunter informed Waites and
Fox that contributions to a “children’s fund” in their names were made from money included in their
expense reimbursements for their trip to the convention.
Although Hunter told Waites that these contributions were not political in nature, they actually
went to the NEA’s PAC, the NEA Fund for Children and Public Education.
Later, Hunter admitted that the money would be contributed to Barack Obama’s presidential
campaign. Sworn statements by Waites and Fox indicate that the AEA union boss also admitted
that the PAC contributions were paid with BCEA members’ dues. However, it is illegal for unions to
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contribute to political candidates using “dues, fees, or other moneys required as a condition of
membership in a labor organization.”
Teacher union officials also violated federal law by encouraging and soliciting contributions under
false pretenses and without informing Waites or Fox of their right to refuse to contribute without
any reprisal. Federal law also forbids campaign contributions made in the name of another person.
“This union money laundering scheme makes a mockery of federal election law,” said Stefan Gleason,
vice president of the National Right to Work Foundation, which has joined Waites and Fox as a
complainant. “We suspect this scheme was widely used by the NEA union hierarchy and could involve
hundreds of thousands of dollars. We urge the FEC to take decisive action.”

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"DavidLewenz"

07/24/200901:59PM
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Theprocessforrunningforpresident
I would like to find out if your office investigated President Obama application for running for the office
when he registered with your department, do you have copies of his application that I can see?



David Lewenz



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"PatrickO'Fallon"

03/28/201103:13PM
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changeyourways
This message is for FEC Commissioner Donald McGahn:
It is in the opinion of many that you should be put in prison with those on the bench that share
your corporatist views. YOU WORK FOR THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA, not corporations. A
sincere explanation of what part of that statement you do not understand should be addressed
publicly. A divided America and the most expensive elections in history are a direct result of
your fiscal irresponsibility. Do what is morally justified, not what is best for your wallet. Ask
yourself who benefits the most from your actions and you should get your answers.
Thank you,
--
Patrick Timothy O'Fallon
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GaryLawkowski
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JournalofLaw&PoliticsSymposium
Commissioner McGahn;
My name is Gary Lawkowski, I am the Symposium Editor for the Journal of Law & Politics at
the University of Virginia School of Law. We are currently planning a symposium on Citizens
United at Age One for March 19 at the University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville,
VA. I understand that Lee Goodman has already spoken with you about the Symposium, and that
you would be interested in speaking at the Symposium around lunch time (late morning/early
afternoon). I wanted to confirm that the afternoon of the 19th will work for you, and check where
you will be traveling from and if you would like for us to arrainge a hotel room for the night of
the 18th?
Thank you very much for your time, I greatly appreciate it.
Sincerely,
Gary Lawkowski
Symposium Editor
Journal of Law & Politics
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"Renaud,Mark"
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12/03/201002:33PM
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FW:COGEL
Everyone,

See the logistical note below about the room for our panel on Monday. I look forward to seeing everyone
there and hearing what you have to say.

Mark

D. Mark Renaud
Wiley Rein LLP
1776 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: 202.719.7405
Fax: 202.719.7049
mrenaud@wileyrein.com
From: Paul Ryan [ mailt o: PRyan@campaignlegalcent er.org]
Sent : Friday, December 03, 2010 2: 32 PM
To: Renaud, Mark
Subj ect : COGEL
Hi Mark,
 
I’m writing to let you know that your panel on Citizens United  at the COGEL Conference Monday from 
1:45‐3:15PM will take place in the “Executive Forum” room of the Fairmont Washington; 2401 M Street, 
Washington, DC 20037.  I thought you might want to pass this room assignment info on to your 
panelists.  Thanks so much for agreeing to moderate this discussion.  I’m looking forward to it.  Best,
 
Paul Seamus Ryan
FEC Program Director & Associate Legal Counsel
The Campaign Legal Center
215 E Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Ph. (202) 736‐2200 ext. 14
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"Renaud,Mark"
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COGELPanelonMonday,Dec.9
Commissioner McGahn, Ms. Lerner, and Ms. Malloy
Below are the details on the COGEL panel discussion to be held on Monday, December 6, at
1:45 pm. The location is the Washington Fairmont, which is located at 2401 M Street, NW.
There is one housekeeping item: please fill out the attached registration sheet and mail it to
Diane Gill (director@cogel.org). Just fill in the top part. There is no registration fee for you for
the day of the panel.
Also, if you want to bring any overheads or any handouts, please let me know. If you do bring
something for a computer, please put it on a flash drive as opposed to a DVD or CD.
The details of the panel are below. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to
contact me by phone or email.
Thanks
Mark
_______________________
Monday, December 6, 1:45-3:15pm
Independent Expenditures and Citizens United: The Federal Aftermath
Moderator: Mark Renaud, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP.
Panelists:
1. Commissioner Donald McGahn, Federal Election Commission, dmcgahn@fec.gov
2. Lois Lerner, Director, Exempt Organizations, Internal Revenue Service,
lois.g.lerner@irs.gov, (202) 283-8848 (Lois asked that you call to alert her to any email you’
ve sent, because she receives hundreds of email per day.)
3. Tara Malloy, Associate Legal Counsel, Campaign Legal Center,
tmaloy@campaignlegalcenter.org
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This panel will discuss the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Citizens United v. FEC, in
which the Court invalidated the federal law ban on corporate independent political
expenditures, and the impact the decision has had in this year’s federal elections. Panelists will
discuss the FEC’s interpretation and implementation of the decision, potential legislative
responses to the decision (e.g., the DISCLOSE Act), the use of corporate and union treasury
funds by various tax-exempt organizations (e.g., 501(c)(4) organizations) to influence elections,
and disclosure (or lack thereof) of corporate and union funds in federal elections.



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COGELPanelCallat10amTomorrow11/17
All,

A conference call has been scheduled for Wednesday, November 17, at 10:00 am. It will last 30
minutes. The toll free dial In number is: 888-627-1810. The pass code is: 202-719-7405.

The topic of the call is our COGEL Panel, scheduled for December 6 at 1:45 pm. It is entitled:
"Independent Expenditures and Citizens United: The Federal Aftermath."

Thanks

Mark



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FW:COGEL12/6Panel-ConferenceCall
Commissioner McGahn

Any thoughts on times?
Mark
From: Renaud, Mark
Sent : Tuesday, November 09, 2010 3: 11 PM
To: 'CommissionerMcGahn@fec.gov'; 't malloy@campaignlegalcent er.org'; 'lois.g.lerner@irs.gov'
Subj ect : COGEL 12/ 6 Panel - Conference Call
Thank you for agreeing to participate in COGEL's panel entitled "Independent Expenditures and Citizens
United: The Federal Aftermath." I will be the "active" moderator of the panel and believe that it will be
both informative and interesting. The panel is scheduled for 1:45 to 3:15 pm on Monday, December 6.

In order to prepare for the panel, I would like to hold a conference call on Wednesday, November 17. I
am flexible on that date, so if you could let me know what times would work with you, I will try to set
something up.

Finally, unless you already provided this to Paul, I will need a short bio from each of you.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thanks

Mark



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RE:COGEL12/6Panel-ConferenceCall
I've included my secretary, Akisha Douglas, above so she will forward the
Bio. As to the 17th--it's not looking good. Only times I have are 10-10:30,
with a hard stop or 4:30. The 18th is way better for me.

Lois G. Lerner
Director, Exempt Organizations




From: Renaud, Mark [ mailt o: MRenaud@wileyrein.com]
Sent : Tuesday, November 09, 2010 3: 11 PM
To: CommissionerMcGahn@fec.gov; t malloy@campaignlegalcent er.org; Lerner Lois G
Subj ect : COGEL 12/ 6 Panel - Conference Call
Thank you for agreeing to participate in COGEL's panel entitled "Independent Expenditures and Citizens
United: The Federal Aftermath." I will be the "active" moderator of the panel and believe that it will be
both informative and interesting. The panel is scheduled for 1:45 to 3:15 pm on Monday, December 6.

In order to prepare for the panel, I would like to hold a conference call on Wednesday, November 17. I
am flexible on that date, so if you could let me know what times would work with you, I will try to set
something up.

Finally, unless you already provided this to Paul, I will need a short bio from each of you.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thanks

Mark


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"Renaud,Mark"
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COGEL12/6Panel-ConferenceCall
Thank you for agreeing to participate in COGEL's panel entitled "Independent Expenditures and Citizens
United: The Federal Aftermath." I will be the "active" moderator of the panel and believe that it will be
both informative and interesting. The panel is scheduled for 1:45 to 3:15 pm on Monday, December 6.

In order to prepare for the panel, I would like to hold a conference call on Wednesday, November 17. I
am flexible on that date, so if you could let me know what times would work with you, I will try to set
something up.

Finally, unless you already provided this to Paul, I will need a short bio from each of you.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thanks

Mark



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COGELConference
Commission McGahn,

I’m serving on the Program Committee for this year’s COGEL Conference and am responsible for
coordinating a number of panels at the conference. I’m writing to invite you to participate in a panel
entitled Independent Expenditures & Citizens United: the Federal Aftermath , to be held Monday, Dec. 6,
from 1:45--3:15pm. Commissioner Hunter suggested in an email to Kevin Kennedy, passed along to me,
that you might be willing to be on a panel. (I apologize for not getting back to you sooner, Commissioner
Hunter.) Mark Renaud is moderating the panel. Tara Malloy, my colleague here at the CLC, will also be
on the panel. And I have a call in to Lois Lerner, requesting her participation. I think you’d be a great
addition to the panel, so I’m hoping you’ll accept this invitation. Thank you, in advance.

Sincerely,

Paul Seamus Ryan
FEC Program Director
& Associate Legal Counsel
The Campaign Legal Center
215 E Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Office Ph. (202) 736-2200
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10/10/201005:05PM
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Question
Don,
 
I want to drop dime on a 501 (c) 4 that is coordinating with a campaign on its IE.  What should I do?
 
Hope all is well.
 
Thanks,
 
 
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"RobertBoyd"

09/29/201012:24PM
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SEIU
Thanks for screwing the American People regarding the SEIU.  No one can appeal a ruling until the 
detailed ruling is emitted.  A Letter of Reasoning is not sufficient to appeal the decision.  Good Work!  By 
the time that this is sorted out, the election will be over; SEIU will have spent all of the money; and the 
American People will have discovered that the FEC is corrupt.
 
Robert Boyd JD
 
P.O. Box 12421
San Diego, CA  92112‐3421
 
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"Lichtblau,Eric"
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Mr. McGhan,

I’ve started covering money-and-politics issues for the Times in our Washington bureau. I came by
for part of today’s hearing but had to slip out at the recess before I got a chance to introduce myself.
Anyway, I wanted to see if you have any time to sit down over coffee or lunch to talk campaign finance. I
was particularly interested in some of the back-and-forth today during the `coordination’ debate about the
political gridlock on the commission, or at least the perception of it.

I’m around all next week, which looks relatively slow with Congress out, if you have any time.

Thanks. Look forward to meeting you.

Eric Lichtblau
New York Times
Washington bureau
(202) 862-0396


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"SarahWaters"
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ThankYou
Commissioner McGahn,

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to eat lunch with us at the recent FEC
Conference. I enjoyed the opportunity to sit at your table and discuss current events pertaining to
election law.
Thanks again.

Sarah Vaughn Waters
Political Programs Manager
Credit Union National Association
601 Pennsylvania Ave NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20004
P: 202-508-6725 F: 202-638-7751

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Hi!
Hi Don,
I just left you a voice mail. I cannot find the procedure for a PAC manager to
ask back their contribution from a member who is resigning or retiring on
your website. This question came up in a meeting and I said I thought they
could but then I wanted to verify!
I am enjoying being on my own after 28 years on the hill. Hope all is well
with you.
Best
Brenda Otterson
Otterson LLC
Tel 703 615 0948
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FECandFirstAmendmentRights
Dear Commissioner McGahn:
 
I write to you as a lifelong citizen of the United States of America, and the owner of Limited 
Liability Corporation in Alaska.
 
You have received this week an urgent request from a Mr. James Bopp, Jr. of a small non‐profit 
community organizing outfit called The James Madison Center of Terre Haute, Indiana.
The James Madison Center for Free Speech is asking the Federal Election Commission to revise 
its regulations in light of the Jan. 21 controversial Supreme Court decision.
The decision, Citizens United v. FEC, suggests that federal law banning particular corporate 
and union spending for political speech is unconstitutional.  The President of the United 
States, ordinary citizens, and even elementary school students across America understand 
that there is a significant and fundamental liability in hastily accepting this decision.
The James Madison Center’s rulemaking petition, filed January 26, 2010, asks the FEC to state 
that it will not enforce the unconstitutional bans against any independent spending for political 
speech, including independent expenditures and electioneering communications.
You will understand that the January 21, 2010 request to the FEC comes from the very same 
person (James Bopp Jr.) who created the case and escorted it up through the court system.  It 
is therefore very understandable why Mr. Bopp is so eager to advance his personal agenda of 
unregulated political spending by groups in political campaigns.  Fortunately, the FEC has the 
authority and the right to evaluate the implications of advancing such a request, and to exercise 
due consideration, prudence and thought.  I therefore ask you to consider the following before 
taking action on Mr. Bopp’s urgent personal request to alter the balance of rights among all 
Americans:
On his James Madison Center web site, James Bopp, Jr. claims :  "The First Amendment to the 
United States Constitution, however, protects the right of political expression of citizens and 
citizen groups."    http://www.jamesmadisoncenter.org/missionstatement.html 
 
In his web site language, Mr. Bopp has substituted the words "freedom of speech" from the 
First Amendment with "political expression of citizen groups".
 
I do not find historical evidence that James Madison ever advocated for the rights of groups, 
however it is well documented that James Madison advocated for the rights of individual 
human persons who were subject to tyranny by groups (the British Empire, German Hessians, 
the British East India Company).  This was of course at a time in US history when individual 
citizens were firing their own guns as minutemen at the British Empire (a very large and well 
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funded group with an agenda of political expression).  Many of my own relatives died fighting in
the revolutionary war as individual human persons fighting for their rights in a new nation. 
 
The historic facts are that James Madison was a close associate of Thomas Jefferson and both 
Madison and Jefferson openly advocated John Locke's concept that government should protect 
the rights of individual human persons.  Locke argued that the "natural rights" of an individual 
human person were at a minimum life, liberty and estate.  As a political theorist, Madison's 
most distinctive belief was that the new republic needed checks and balances to protect 
individual rights from the tyranny of the majority.  Thus it was James Madison, with strong 
encouragement of Jefferson, who presented the Bill Of Rights to the 1st Congress for 
consideration. 
 
I do not find in the language of the First Amendment any direct or implied extension of 
individual rights to “groups of citizens”, this is purely and solely a fabrication advanced by Mr. 
Bopp via the supreme court case that he has crafted over many years to advance a personal 
agenda.
 
Therefore, regardless of the controversial outcome of the recent Supreme Court ruling, the 
FEC acting to implement Mr. Bopp’s agenda will be to accept a precedence that has no 
legitimate context in US history, and is considered absurd by ordinary common sense citizens 
across the USA.  To prove my assertions to a candid and intelligent FEC Commission, pick up 
any newspaper from this week from towns and cities across this nation and read the letters and 
opinions regarding the Supreme Court ruling.  There is an overwhelming expression of disgust 
and rejection by the American public of the reckless twisting of constitutional language by both 
Mr. Bopp and in this case, yes, five justices of the Supreme Court.  Of course you have a 
personal choice on how to act in this case;  I ask you to consider carefully your own role in 
participating in the consequences of this controversial decision.
 
I own a corporation in the United States, however I understand at a very basic common sense 
level that my corporation is not an individual human person, and has does not have the 
constitutional rights of an individual human person.   I trust that you have in your own 
personal integrity, at least the same basic level of common sense and judgment.
 
Sincerely,
 
Andy Baker
 
Andy Baker, PE
Independent Clean Energy Consultant
YourCleanEnergy LLC
308 G Street #212
Anchorage,  Alaska  99501  USA 
 
Office Phone:   907‐274‐2007
Cell Phone:       907‐350‐2084
Website:           http://www.yourcleanenergy.us
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GenevieveJHamer
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01/08/201006:21PM
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VisittoSojournerDouglas
Hello Commisioner.

I had been trying to contact you through Ms Ferra and just learned that she may no longer be
with the Commission.
In anycase, I want to thank you again for your visit last summer and invite you to join us again in
February.
This semester I am teaching a course on Fundraising for Political Campaigns. As you may
suspect this could prove to be a hot subject in Baltimore. The class meets on Tuesdays between
6 and 8:30 PM. The recommended date for your visit (should you agree-smile) is February 9. If
this date is not convenient, I can adjust schedules for either the 16th or 2nd of February.
In addition to the students, I will be extending invitations to representatives of federal elected
officials, Unions, PACS, advocacy groups, etc.
Attached is a copy of the Syllabus/for your review.
Please let me know if you are available as soon as convenient
"100% is possible 100% of the time."
G. Joyce Hamer
CSOS/ Johns Hopkins University
Sojourner-Douglas College/Campaign Management
917-2263657
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Sojourner Douglas College
Political Campaign Management –Graduate Program
Course Syllabus:
Fundraising for Political Campaigns
November 16, 2009 to February 27, 2010

Required Book:
Go Fish: How to Catch and Keep Contributions
by Nancy Bocskor
Hard Law, Soft Money
by Bob Bauer -

Objectives
• Learn how political campaign raise money legally
• Review and discuss campaign finance reform and its impact on campaign
fundraising.
• Apply techniques learned by participating in a fundraising activity

The class will be divided into Three modules.
Module 1: Laws and Regulations

1. Introduction to fundraising for political parties: Historical overview
Required reading: “Money and Politics: A History of Federal Campaign Finance Law”
by Dr. Anthony Corrado of Colby College
http://www.brookings.edu/gs/cf/sourcebk/chap2.PDF
:
2. Campaign Finance Reform:
a. What it means to Federal Campaigns
Required Reading:
• Federal Campaign Finance Laws [PDF]
http://www.fec.gov/law/feca/feca.pdf
• 2009 Legislative Recommendations
http://www.fec.gov/law/legrec2009.pdf

b. What it means to State and Municipal Campaigns
Required Readings
• Local Campaign Finance Reform
http://www.ncl.org/npp/lcfr/lcfr first ed summary.html
• Addendum Local Campaign
http://www.ncl.org/npp/lcfr/lcfr first ed summary.html
• New York City’s allows low contributions for those “doing Business”
with the city http://www.nyccfb.info/PDF/press/agency-
brochure.pdf?sm=press 21d


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3. Recommending Local Campaign Finance Reform
Required Reading:
• Writing Reform: A Guide to Drafting State & Local Campaign Finance Laws
(2008 Revised Edition)
• Hard Law, Soft Money by Bob Bauer
Assignment: Choose a campaign fundraising topic (i.e., advertising spending
limits, eligibility for contributing, reporting, rules) and write a reform draft for
Baltimore City Due January 8, 2009

Module 2: Raising Money for Candidates:

1. Event Planning: How to organize a profitable event
Required Reading: Go Fish: How to Catch and Keep Contributions by Nancy Bocskor
Assignment: Work with a local Candidate to write and implement a fundraising
campaign event Must be completed before semester ends

2. Customizing the personal touch for your Candidates
• Making direct requests
• Getting others to raise funds for you
• Networking organizations, affiliations
• Choosing the right issues
Assignment: Shadow a Candidate in a fundraising activity Date TBD

3. Direct Mail:
• Buying, renting and building mailing lists
• Letter writing
• Brochures, Newsletters
• Scheduling
• Cutting through the clutter
Assignment: prepare a direct mail schedule for a city council race (can be imaginary
race) Due Date

4. Telemarketing
• Who should receive telemarketing: picking the donors
• Personal solicitation
• Endorsement Solicitations
• Automated vs. direct solicitation

Assignment: Prepare a telemarketing script and schedule for a candidate running for a
state legislator’s seat

5. Websites and internet fundraising: Who gives and why?
Required reading:
• http://www.ipdi.org/Uploadedfiles/online_fundraising_primer.pdf Selected
• Other materials TBD
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Assignment: Review and Rate various political fundraising websites Design a website
using internet templates

6. How to recruit and keep major donors: What do they expect?
Dealing with Unions, PACs, and Advocacy Groups
Required Reading
Assignment write a major donor program

Module 3: The role and tools of the fundraising consultant
• Discovering the candidates resources
• Researching the competitions financial assets and opportunities
• Coaching the candidate
• Maintaining records and schedules
• Awareness and use of public domain and customized software
Required Reading : Complete the Nancy Bocskor book
Final project assignment:
Write a political party finance plan using the components from each relevant
module assignment

Grading Policy:
Class Attendance 15%
Participation 25%
Module Assignments 35 %
Final project 25%
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"ShellyMoore"

01/05/201001:29PM
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illegalcontributions
I receive email from barackobama.com and today I contributed $10 to the campaign using my debit card
but a fictitious name and address. The donation was processed which means they can take money from
anyone anywhere without keeping track. I did the same thing last August during the election when news
came out that this was happening to see if it was true. I had to cough up $25 then. I wrote to the
commissioner of the FEC back then and never heard back. Apparently their computer system doesn’t
make sure the name and the address match the credit/debit card number. This is not right! Who are they
taking money from exactly? I have printed the computer screen and have received a confirmation email
from barackobama.com using the name Right Wing Conservative. I would like to see something done
about illegal campaign contributions!

Shelly Moore


Aka

Right Wing Conservative
One Main St
Anytown, FL 33317
123-123-1234

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent
virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
Winston Churchill

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01/02/201001:52PM
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Immediate/personalstaff-attorneyapplication
Dear Commissioner McGahn,
Please accept my applicat ion for a posit ion as an at t orney- advisor on your personal st aff.


























I have enclosed:
- resume
- t ranscript s
- writ ing sample

I t would be an honor t o work wit h you at t he Federal Elect ion Commission. I am able t o
perform research, prepare writ t en work product , and offer analysis and advice on campaign
finance law, lit igat ion, and policy mat t ers. Please let me know if any furt her informat ion
would be helpful. Thank you very much for your t ime and considerat ion, and I hope t o
have an opport unit y t o meet wit h you in person.

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Sincerely,


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MikePompuraForCongress
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12/30/200906:24PM
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FloridaDistrict#24
I have made the decision to become a candidate for U.S. Congressional District #24 in Florida. I
have contacted the Seminole County Supervisor of Elections and notified the Florida State
Division of Elections. They have directed me to the FEC which I understand handles Federal
candidates.
My name and website is posted on the Florida Division of Elections site, and I would like to
have it posted on the FEC site as well.
It is my understanding, being new to the political process, that campaign funds are highly
regulated. It is my understanding that no reporting is necessary until a threshold is reached.
I believe that amount is $5000. To this date there has not been any activity to report from my
campaign. I also wanted to ask if there was an alternative method to filing besides online. I
cannot afford commercial software packages to upload data online. Is there a manual method
available?
Mike Pompura
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"WilliamO'Field"

09/28/200911:18PM
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TheWashingtonCenter
Dear Commissioner McGahn:
I am the coordinator on Wednesday, September 30, for the Federal Electoral Court of
Mexico’s visit to the Federal Election Commission, sponsored by The Washington
Center (www.twc.edu). We are scheduled to meet with you at the Commission from
4:00 to 5:30 a.m.
As you may be aware, the delegation is comprised of 15 high-ranking officials from the
Mexican Supreme Court of Elections and is in Washington, D.C. for a U.S.
Constitutional Electoral Law Seminar. A visit to the Commission will enhance and
enrich their seminar experience.
Please let me know if you have any questions or special instructions for the delegation.
I look forward to meeting you on Wednesday.
Sincerely,
William O’Field
--
William O'Field
President
WRO Consulting Services
Cell: 202.365.6641
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MelissaGraeff

09/24/200910:10PM
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Thanks
Commissioner McGahn,
Thank you so much for taking time out of you schedule to come speak to my class. I really
enjoyed meeting you!
Warm regards,
--
Melissa Graeff
www.linkedin.com/in/melissagraeff
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PeterLytle
<pete@bluecampaigns.com>
09/16/200905:19PM
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Re:Fw:Vendortechnicalquestions...
Good Day Mr. Luna and Mr. Lally. Thanks for your input about the submission issues - it
appears that the command-line usage you suggested will do for now. A few thoughts on the 2nd
item
I appreciate your willingness to build .EXE files for linux environments, but please don't do
that. .EXEs won't run. If you are going to provide binaries for linux users (which definitely
goes against best-practices in this case) then you will need to provide them for each of the
various linux varieties out there. In Windows a binary can generally be taken from one machine
to another and run successfully - not generally the case for linux varieties. Unless you were to
compile against static libraries, you would probably need a different binary for each of the linux
varities (including Ubuntu, Debian, RedHat, SuSE, Fedora, FreeBSD, Slackware, etc). Many
developers are working on 64-bit systems, which would be important to support, so the number
you would have to build just doubled. Considering the current state of the "Developer Toolkit",
somehow that doesn't seem realistic.
This link should give you more information about the "binaries for Linux" problems:
http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/11/24/2230256&threshold=1
The much better approach would be to do either of the following:
1) Provide the source code so the necessary app could be compiled by each developer on
whatever linux variety they have or, the better option,
2) Instead of requiring binaries, create an API that uses open-source, widely-available standards
to handle the transmission, validation, checking, etc for the entire reporting process. This would
not be massively difficult to do - the API could be run in tandem with the current software, so
that people who wanted the Windows stand-alone program could use it, and the developers could
interact with the API as needed.
I do realize there are commercial interests at stake in this process, and there is a time and a place
for those. But when there are non-commercial, open-source, inexpensive and widely-available
tools that can be used to accomplish PRECISELY the same thing being done by an antiquated
piece of software (is that executable still COBOL?) then I suggest a closer examination of the
(likely) cheaper, more effective alternative.
I would gladly (and freely) give my input in the process of creating such an API.
Lastly, I should mention that I know of other developers (some of whom are much less patient
than myself) who are working down the packet-sniffing reverse-engineering route to research
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exactly what the binaries provided do. They will undoubtedly publicize that information when
they accomplish that goal, and it's only a matter of time before they do it. Were I in the FEC's
shoes (or even NIC's), I would be weighing the possibility of people misusing the provided
binaries vs. providing (and controlling ) an API that developers would only have controlled
access to. It seems the 2nd option would be advantageous for everyone.
Thanks for your patience - I would be interested in your thoughts on these issues.
Pete
_________________________________
Peter Lytle, Principal
Blue Campaign Solutions
pete@bluecampaigns.com
www.bluecampaigns.com
Phone: 614.893.4603
Fax: 866.727.1883
On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 8:22 AM, <klally@fec.gov> wrote:
Pete,inanefforttofinetuneouremaildiscussion,plsseebelowinREDfrommycontractor.
Letmeknowifyouwouldstillliketochatthismorningregardingyourquestion2,andtheoverallfiling
process.
KenLally
ProjectManager/ProgramCoordinator
ElectronicFilingOffice
FederalElectionCommission
Phone(202)694-1667
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"Luna,Carlos"<
carlos@nicusa.com>
09/14/200906:53PM
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"Brown,Travis"<tbrown@nicusa.com>
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RE:Vendortechnicalquestions...
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Ken,

Please find our responses t o t his gent leman's quest ions below in RED.

1) I have been abl e t o do t est f i l i ngs t hr ough t he CLI ( command-l i ne i nt er f ace) usi ng t he
" democ.exe" ut i l i t y. I t seems adequat e enough, out si de of t he r equi r ed i nt er act i ve ent r y
of i t ems. I t says i n t he usage i nst r uct i ons t hat you can use " di scl ose f i l ename passwor d
f i l er i d emai l agencyi d host [ f eedback_f i l e] " . That woul d be f i ne i f di scl ose wer e
execut abl e, but f r om what I can t el l i t ' s j ust a DLL si t t i ng t her e ( and r unni ng t hat vi a
r undl l 32.exe doesn' t wor k) . How can I do a compl et e f i l i ng vi a a si ngl e command-l i ne cal l
( no i nt er act i ve i nput ) , ei t her wi t h " democ" or " f ecl oad" i t sel f ?

PETE I S CORRECT I N HI S STATEMENT REFERRI NG TO THE USAGE I NSTRUCTI ONS.
HOWEVER, HE CAN USE DEMOC ( AN EXECUTABLE) TO ACHI EVE HI S OBJECTI VE.

WE NEED TO CLARI FY/ UPDATE THE I NSTRUCTI ONS TO POI NT TO THI S SOLUTI ON. ( WE
WI LL DO SO I N THE NEXT RELEASE) . THE I NSTRUCTI ONS SHOULD READ:

" democ f i l ename passwor d f i l er i d emai l agencyi d host [ f eedback_f i l e] "


PLEASE NOTE: THE DI SCLOSE DLL I S NOT AN EXECUTABLE BUT THE DEMOC I S.
2) We ar e a l i nux-based shop and we' r e r unni ng a separ at e wi ndows ser ver t o do al l of
t hi s, whi ch i s wast ef ul and i nconveni ent . Can you descr i be ( or put me i n t ouch wi t h
someone who can) i n t echni cal t er ms exact l y what t he FEC syst em expect s t o get f r om t he
out si de, so t hat I coul d bui l d a l i nux-compat i bl e sol ut i on. I n ot her wor ds, i s t he f i l e
PGP-encr ypt ed, and sent vi a POST or si mi l ar t o t he FEC ser ver s, and t hen i t get s back a
r esponse of some ki nd? I ' ve gone so f ar as t o packet -sni f f t he i nt er act i ons t o
r ever se-engi neer t he pr ocess, whi ch i s a t r emendous amount of wor k. Any hel p i n t hat
r egar d woul d be gr eat l y appr eci at ed

I N ORDER TO ADDRESS PETE' S CONCERNS ON A LI NUX COMPATI BLE SOLUTI ON AND
AFTER MUCH CONTEMPLATI ON THE COMMI SSI ON' S CONCERNS FOR CROSS-PLATFORM
SUPPORT, WE PROPOSE TO BUI LD ( FOR VENDPAC I NCLUSI ON) A SET OF DI SCLOSE AND
POSSI BLY FECHECK BI NARI ES ( EXE) FOR THE BASI C LI NUX AND MAC ENVI RONMENTS.
THI S WI LL GI VE THE VENDORS MORE CODI NG FLEXI BI LI TY WHI LE ADDRESSI NG SOME
OF THE COMMI SSI ON' S OUTREACH I SSUES. WE CAN DI SCUSS TOMORROW.

Carlos Luna
NI C Technologies
FEC-Elect ronic Filing Office
carlos@nicusa.com
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From: klally@fec.gov [ klally@fec.gov]
Sent : Monday, Sept ember 14, 2009 12: 30 PM
To: Brown, Travis
Cc: Luna, Carlos
Subj ect : Fw: Vendor t echnical quest ions...
Traviscanyoupulltogethertheplayersforthiscall?
KenLally
ProjectManager/ProgramCoordinator
ElectronicFilingOffice
FederalElectionCommission
Phone(202)694-1667
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PeterLytle<pete@bluecampaigns.com>
09/14/200912:15PM
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CarlosLuna<carlos@nicusa.com>,tbrown@nicusa.com
Subject Re:Vendortechnicalquestions...
Thank you Ken, I would appreciate it. Anytime between 10am-12 noon would be great -
thanks very much.
Pete
_________________________________
Peter Lytle, Principal
Blue Campaign Solutions
pete@bluecampaigns.com
www.bluecampaigns.com
Phone: 614.893.4603
Fax: 866.727.1883
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On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 12:08 PM, <klally@fec.gov> wrote:
Pete,Iamsorry,mytimeisyours.However,mycontractorhasothercommitmentsthatseemtobe
takingpriority.
Let'stryitthisway-whattimeisgoodforyoutomorrow?We'llsetupaconfcall.
KenLally
ProjectManager/ProgramCoordinator
ElectronicFilingOffice
FederalElectionCommission
Phone(202)694-1667
PeterLytle<pete@bluecampaigns.com>
09/14/200911:56AM
To
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Subject Re:Vendortechnicalquestions...
Mr. Lally - it has now been over two weeks since I originally asked about this information. Do
you have any ETA on when I could expect to hear back from anybody about these technical
issues?
Pete
_________________________________
Peter Lytle, Principal
Blue Campaign Solutions
pete@bluecampaigns.com
www.bluecampaigns.com
Phone: 614.893.4603
Fax: 866.727.1883
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On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 2:49 PM, <klally@fec.gov> wrote:
Pete,sorrywehavebeenburiedinspecialprojects.TravisorCarlosshouldgetbacktoyousoon-
KenLally
ProjectManager/ProgramCoordinator
ElectronicFilingOffice
FederalElectionCommission
Phone(202)694-1667
PeterLytle<pete@bluecampaigns.com>
09/08/200902:23PM
To
klally@fec.gov
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tbrown@nicusa.com
Subject Re:Vendortechnicalquestions...
Ken & Travis - I wanted to follow-up and see if any headway has been made on these. Am I
wrong, or aren't these questions that other vendors have asked many times before? Thanks for
your help,
Pete
_________________________________
Peter Lytle, Principal
Blue Campaign Solutions
pete@bluecampaigns.com
www.bluecampaigns.com
Phone: 614.893.4603
Fax: 866.727.1883
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On Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 8:25 AM, <klally@fec.gov> wrote:
Travis,
Belowarequestionsfromasoftwaredeveloper-Couldyoupleaseseethattheygetanswered?Ihave
CC'd"Pete"onthisemailsoyoucanresponddirectlybacktohim.

1) I have been able to do test filings through the CLI (command-line interface) using the
"democ.exe" utility. It seems adequate enough, outside of the required interactive entry
of items. It says in the usage instructions that you can use "disclose filename password
filerid email agencyid host [feedback_file]". That would be fine if disclose were
executable, but from what I can tell it's just a DLL sitting there (and running that via
rundll32.exe doesn't work). How can I do a complete filing via a single command-line
call (no interactive input), either with "democ" or "fecload" itself?
2) We are a linux-based shop and we're running a separate windows server to do all of
this, which is wasteful and inconvenient. Can you describe (or put me in touch with
someone who can) in technical terms exactly what the FEC system expects to get from the
outside, so that I could build a linux-compatible solution. In other words, is the file
PGP-encrypted, and sent via POST or similar to the FEC servers, and then it gets back a
response of some kind? I've gone so far as to packet-sniff the interactions to
reverse-engineer the process, which is a tremendous amount of work. Any help in that
regard would be greatly appreciated
KenLally
ProjectManager/ProgramCoordinator
ElectronicFilingOffice
FederalElectionCommission
Phone(202)694-1667
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"Hassan,Ali"
<hassana@exchange.law.nyu.
edu>
09/03/200904:11PM
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MoneyandPoliticsFollowUpLetter
Dear friends and allies,
Please find attached a follow up letter to our Money and Politics Conference. Thank you for your support.
Sincerely,
Ali Hassan, Research Associate
Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
161 Avenue of the Americas, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10013 | www.brennancenter.org
(212) 998-6363 | ahassan05@nyu.edu
 
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Dear Friend,

As many of us who work on Money in Politics issues await
next week’s reargument in the Citizens United case, we’d like
to take this opportunity to note some follow-up items to our
May 2009 conference. We were recently reminded of
Professor Rick Hasen’s unfortunately prescient prediction at
the conference that the Court’s next attempt to deregulate
campaign finance reforms would be to overturn Austin v.
Michigan Chamber of Commerce, which, of course, the
Supreme Court will now consider overruling. Like many of
you, we’ve been involved in the amicus briefing of Citizens
United and the RNC v. FEC case that was argued in federal
district court in D.C. last week. We have also been actively
involved as lead counsel for Intervenor-Defendants in the Green Party case in
Connecticut, which we are currently appealing.

Videos of the full Money in Politics conference are now posted on the Brennan Center
website, along with summaries of the each of the day’s panels. We also uploaded some
wonderful photographs of speakers, panels and attendees. Click here or visit the
following URL:
http://www.brennancenter.org/content/pages/money_in_politics_2009_new_horizons_for
_reform.

In the wake of the conference, follow-up on issues raised there appeared in numerous
publications. Micah Sifry of the Personal Democracy Forum weighed in on Campaign
Finance Institute Executive Director Michael Malbin’s analysis of the donor makeup in
the 2008 presidential election and conclusion that “the Obama campaign’s successes with
small donors [were] the sign of a new era.” Politico reported on White House Ethics
Advisor Norm Eisen’s speech at the conference in which he likened fundraising
innovations in the 2008 presidential race to the American Revolution. And the BNA
Money in Politics Report (subscription only) detailed remarks about public financing by
Bob Bauer. Additionally, in a public exchange with conference panelist and law professor
Allison Hayward, Brennan Center attorney Ciara Torres-Spelliscy argued that,
Hayward’s assertions notwithstanding, high incumbency rates are intimately bound up
with campaign finance law.

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Lastly, we wanted to alert you of some personnel changes at the Brennan Center.
Democracy Program Deputy Director Laura MacCleery moved to the Center for
Reproductive Rights as their Communication and Government Relations Director in late
August. Brennan Center Democracy Program Counsel Monica Youn will now be heading
our Campaign Finance Reform Project, working with Counsel Ciara Torres-Spelliscy and
Counsel Angela Migally. Research Associate Ali Hassan will also be working on these
issues, replacing Zachary Proulx, who will be attending law school at the University of
Michigan.

Sincerely,



Susan Liss
Director, Democracy Program
Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
161 Avenue of the Americas, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10013
(212) 998-6748
susan.liss@nyu.edu

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DanEggen
<eggend@washpost.com>
07/01/200905:06PM
To
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bcc
Subject
FEC
CommissionerMcGahn,
I'mworkingonastoryaboutrecentdevelopmentsattheFECandwouldlovetochat.I'mat
202-334-7542.
Thanks,
Dan
.................................................
DanEggen
TheWashingtonPost
eggend@washpost.com
202.334.7542office
202.302.3693cell
202.496.3883fax
Readarticlesat:
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NancyErickson
<NErickson@bna.com>
05/22/200901:55PM
To
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bcc
Subject
Thankyou
Dear Faculty,
Thank you again for participating in the Corporate
Compliance Conference. Our event would not have been such a
success without someone of your stature presenting. We
received such positive feedback from all of your
presentations that we thought this would be the perfect
opportunity to expand your presentation to a national
audience. If you would like to present your presentation
again via BNA audioconference, please let me know and I
would be happy to send you further details.
I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and I
look forward to hearing from you soon!
Warm Regards,
Nancy
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NancyErickson
<NErickson@bna.com>
05/20/200902:36PM
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NancyErickson<NErickson@bna.com>,scribari@BNA.com
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Subject
CLE
Good Afternoon! If you need CLE for Monday's Lobbying and
Political Law Conference, please complete the attached form
and return it to BNA.
All request forms must be received by Friday, May 22 at
11:00 a.m. EST.
Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.
Thank you, Nancy
(See attached file: CLE.doc)
Nancy J. Erickson
Conference Program Manager
BNA
1801 S. Bell Street, Rm. 10-206, Arlington, VA 22202
Office: (703) 341-3870
Blackberry: (703) 344-4201
Fax: (703) 341-1697
Email: nerickson@bna.com
Website: http://legaledge.bna.com
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SaraCribari
<SCribari@bna.com>
05/14/200903:00PM
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NancyErickson<NErickson@bna.com>
bcc
Subject
ConferenceReminder
Dear Faculty,
Good Afternoon! We look forward to a successful event on
Monday!
If you have not submitted the items below, please submit
them to BNA no later than Friday, May 15 at 9:00 a.m.
Speaker Release Form: Please return a signed copy of the
speaker release form. Submit the form via fax (703)
341-1607, or by email: scribari@bna.com.
Conference Materials: If you would like to include
conference materials for your panel, please submit your
materials as soon as possible. If you plan on using a
PowerPoint at the conference, remember to bring a copy of
your presentation with you.
Complimentary Passes: BNA would like to offer complimentary
passes to all faculty member guests. Please feel free to
invite colleagues and/or clients to the conference. Submit
guest name, company name, and email address. BNA will
provide CLE or a certificate of attendance upon request.
Additional Program Information:
Date: Monday, May 18, 2009
Location: Office of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, 1900
K Street NW, Washington, DC
Program:
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental
Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Program
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception
McKenna Long & Aldridge is located near the Farragut West
Metro Station on the blue and orange lines. For detailed
information regarding Metro transportation, please visit
www.wmata.com. Paid parking is available for visitors on K
and 19th Street.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not
hesitate to contact us.
Kind Regards,
(See attached file: Speaker Release Form.doc)
Sara and Nancy
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Nancy 703/341-3870
Sara 703/341-3854
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Speaker Release Form. doc
NancyErickson
<NErickson@bna.com>
05/13/200901:38PM
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CommissionerMcGahn@fec.gov
cc
bcc
Subject
Re:Bio
Thank you. Nancy
Nancy J. Erickson
Conference Program Manager
BNA
1801 S. Bell Street, Rm. 10-206, Arlington, VA 22202
Office: (703) 341-3870
Blackberry: (703) 344-4201
Fax: (703) 341-1697
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Re: Bio






Hi Nancy,
Please feel free to email me direct should you require
anything else. Thank you very much.

Nancy Erickson
<NErickson@bna.com>

To
05/11/2009 02:45 PM CommissionerMcgahn@fec.go
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Bio







Dear Commissioner McGahn,
Please e-mail me a copy of your bio for the May 18
conference. I look forward to meeting you. Kind Regards,
Nancy
Nancy J. Erickson
Conference Program Manager
BNA
1801 S. Bell Street, Rm. 10-206, Arlington, VA 22202
Office: (703) 341-3870
Blackberry: (703) 344-4201
Fax: (703) 341-1697
Email: nerickson@bna.com
Website: http://legaledge.bna.com
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Donald McGahn was sworn into office as a Commissioner of the Federal Election
Commission on July 9, 2008. Nominated by President Bush on May 6, his appointment
received the unanimous consent of the United States Senate on June 24, 2008. He was
elected Chairman on July 10, and served in that capacity through December 31, 2008,
and continues to serve as a Commissioner. The six-member FEC is the independent
regulatory agency charged with administering and enforcing federal campaign finance
laws. The FEC has jurisdiction over the financing of campaigns for the U.S. House, the
U.S. Senate, the Presidency and the Vice Presidency.

Prior to joining the Federal Election Commission, Mr. McGahn served as head of
McGahn & Associates PLLC, a Washington-based law practice specializing in election
law. Mr. McGahn has represented federal and state candidates, Members of Congress,
political party committees, leadership political action committees (PACs), corporations
and corporate PACs, non-profits, trade associations and others involved in issues related
to campaign finance law and government ethics. Since 1999, Mr. McGahn served as
General Counsel to the National Republican Congressional Committee. He also served
as Counsel for the Illinois Republican Party for several years.

Before joining the NRCC, Mr. McGahn practiced law at Patton Boggs LLP in
Washington, DC. As a member of the firm’s litigation group, he advised and represented
elected officials, candidates, national and state parties and others on election law issues.
Mr. McGahn has been recognized for his significant pro bono work for the Lawyers’
Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Prior to Patton Boggs LLP, Mr. McGahn served
as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Charles R. Alexander of the Court of Common
Pleas in Pennsylvania.

Mr. McGahn attended the United States Naval Academy, the University of Notre Dame,
Widener University School of Law and the Georgetown University Law Center.

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SaraCribari
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05/08/200905:06PM
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NancyErickson<NErickson@bna.com>
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Subject
RegardingMay18LobbyingConference
Dear Faculty:
Good Afternoon! Thank you for agreeing to participate in the
Corporate Compliance: Campaign Finance, Contracting,
Lobbying, Ethics & Tax Rules Conference. We are delighted to
have you all on board!
Please review the list of conference related deadlines:
-Speaker Release Form: Please return a signed copy of the
speaker release form by May 15. Submit the form via fax
(703) 341-1607, or by email: scribari@bna.com
-Conference Materials: If you would like to include
conference materials for your panel, please submit them no
later than May 13.
-Complimentary Passes: BNA would like to offer complimentary
passes to all faculty member guests. Please feel free to
invite colleagues and/or clients to the conference. Submit
guest name, company name, and email address by May 14. BNA
will provide CLE or a certificate of attendance upon
request.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not
hesitate to contact me.
Take care and have a great weekend! Sara
(See attached file: Speaker Release Form.doc)
Sara Cribari
Conference Program Coordinator
BNA
1801 S. Bell Street, Rm. 10-207
Arlington, VA 22202
Office: (703) 341-3854
Fax: (703) 341-1607
Email: scribari@bna.com
Website: http://legaledge.bna.com
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SecrétariatTerraNova
<secretariat@tnova.fr>
12/12/200811:45AM
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"BenoitThirion"
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TerraNova-missiontostudyUSelection
Dear Commissioner McGahn,
Terra Nova, a new French political think tank founded in February 2008, is organising a taskforce
on the last US general election. We would be honoured if you would kindly meet with members of
this taskforce for one hour between the 15th and 19th of december to discuss with them your
views on US election regulations.

The aim of this task force is to identify innovations in US campaign strategies and to evaluate the extent
to which they can be implemented in France. In light of these elements, we will propose a modernisation
of the existing French regulatory framework. The taskforce will be comprised of specialists in the areas of
communication, internet, political strategy, opinion and media. Please find attached a general
presentation of the taskforce, and a list of its members.

This mission is non-partisan. We have secured the support of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs : a
member of its Policy Planning Staff (Centre d'analyse et de prévision) will be part of the mission. We have
also set up a partnership with the Center for American Progress, and with the German Marshal Fund of
the United States. Ségolène Royal's chief of staff during her bid to reach the presidency last year, as well
as her chief internet officer will be with us on this mission. The deputy-head of the French Socialist party
(Arnaud Montebourg) will also join us as an observer. This mission will surely contribute to reasserting
the ties between France and the US.

We hope you will agree to meet with the members of the taskforce and would be happy to discuss
the matter further with you at your convenience.
Sincerely yours,
Thomas Paga, Terra Nova www.tnova.fr ; 0033158361520

(b) (6)
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PARTICIPANTS
Internet specialists (2) :
Nicolas VANBREMEERSCH, blogger – « Versac »
Benoit THIEULIN, founder of « La Netscouade »
Communication (1) :
Camille CROS, consultant – Euro RSCG C&O
Opinion polls (1) :
Bruno JEANBART, studies director - OpinionWay
Political strategy (2) :
Olivier FERRAND, president of Terra Nova
Camille PUTOIS, general-secretary - Médias et Régies Europe
Specialist of American politics (3):
Pauline PERETZ, consultant on transatlantic relations for the Policy
Planning at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Raffaello MATARAZZO, researcher at the Istituto Affari Internazionali
Natalie LA BALME, programme officer at the German Marshall Fund
Journalists (1) :
Pierre-Etienne POMMIER, producer - iPol
Support team in Washington :
Justin VAISSE, researcher at the Brookings Institution
Antoine MICHON, French embassy in Washington
Matt BROWNE, Center for American Progress
Benoît THIRION
Study group : « New campaigning
techniques: lessons from the 2008
American General Elections »
Team members
RAPPORTEUR
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Study group : « New campaigning
techniques : lessons from the 2008
American General Election »
Study innovations  in  campaigning techniques  used by  both
candidates  in  the  American  General  Election  (B.Obama and 
J.McCain)  :  strategy,  polling,  communication,  outlets (traditionnal
media,  internet,  party  activism)…Identify transposable  elements
and lessons to be learned for France.
Public report.
Press conference.
Diffusion  towards Members of  Parliament,  journalists and 
researchers.
The  results will be used by  our partners,  at their discretion,  with
their customers and associates.
OBJECTIVES
OUTLETS
PARTICIPANTS Pluridisciplinary and non‐partisan mission: see appendix
PARTNERSHIPS
Organisers :
TERRA NOVA
Partners :
A public affairs consulting firm: EURO RSCG C&O
A polling firm : OPINIONWAY
Internet specialists : LA NETSCOUADE, SPINTANK
THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
A French‐American institution: THE GERMAN MARSHALL FUND
American think tanks: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION, CENTER FOR 
AMERICAN PROGRESS
METHODS
Prefiguration mission in Washington, D.C. (november) :  
information retrieval, first contacts, preparatory work. 
2‐week study mission in Washington D.C. and in a major state 
(december) : interviews with campaign operatives. 
Writing of the final report (late december).
Presentation of the report (january 2009).
General presentation
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"PatBuffham"

11/20/200804:55PM
To
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cc
bcc
Subject
FECauditofObamafundraising
Dear Commissioner McGahn:

First of all thank you for the work that you do on the FEC - I am sure that it is no small task and in
particular with the recent election even a bigger task. I would however, like to encourage you and the
other commissioners to please audit the Obama campaign fundraising.

Given where our Country is currently, letting any improprieties go at the onset will most assuredely give
rise to potential abuses in the future. I do not believe that we can afford that as a Nation.

Clearly, had there been initial oversight with FreddieMac and FannieMae, we may not be in the situation
that we are in now (or at least not to this extent)!

I cannot even imagine what an enormous job it will be to perform such an audit but I believe that it will be
worth it for numerous reasons. Hopefully you will not find what I and many other Americans believe to be
true - that would be great. However, if you do discover significant abuses, they should be made public
and measures put in place to prevent this from happening again.

Thanks for your time!
(b) (6)
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11/12/200810:14AM
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bcc
Subject
AuditObama
Dear Chairman,
It is incomprehensible that the FEC would not conduct a complete and thorough audit of Senator
Obama's election campaign funds. Since he did not choose federal funding, it is all that more
important the FEC do its job adequately. "Your mission of preventing corruption in the federal
campaign process by administering, enforcing, and formulating policy with respect to federal
campaign finance statutes, is vital to ensuring that Americans can put their trust in the credibility
and accountability of our election system." It is only just and right that his campaign donations
be audited and every donor exposed. If that is impossible because of his campaign's failure to do
things right, then it is all the more important that his campaign be exposed for fraud and
deception. Please do your job! Thank you in advance.
Sincerely,
Concerned Citizen Marilyn Coffman
(b) (6)
(b) (6)
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11/11/200805:26PM
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Subject
auditObama
Dear Commissioner McGahn:
With all the questions raised about Barack Obama's campaign financing this year it is unthinkable that he should
escape auditing. Please do your job, and get to the bottom of how his campaign was paid for. Failure to do so will
only increase public distrust in election financing.
Sincerely,
Mary Lou Richardson
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"John&Nancy"

11/11/200802:38PM
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Subject
AuditofSenatorObama'scampaign
Dear Commissioner McGahn,

I write concerning recent reports that the FEC will likely not audit President-Elect Obama’s campaign. I
am appalled that the FEC would ignore the many anomalies in Mr. Obama’s campaign financing, some of
which may indicate national security concerns. I hope that these reports are false and that the FEC will
not shirk its responsibility to the public. I urge the FEC to follow through and audit both candidates.
Anyone running for public office must be held accountable.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
Nancy Woods

(b) (6)
(b) (6)
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10/16/200810:49AM
To
CommissionerMcGahn@fec.gov
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bcc
Subject
DisqualifyBarackObama'sPresidentialCampaign
Dear Commissioner McGahn,

The racketeering, corruption, and fraud that Barack Obama is employing in his campaign to
hijack the Office of the Presidency of the United States is despicable:
- collected over $200M in undisclosed campaign contributions, investigations of which have
already exposed illegal activity (e.g. foreign donors, contributors exceeding caps)
- paid ACORN over $800K used to commit felony voter registration fraud, and originally lied to
the FEC about ACORN’s activities for his campaign.
- deployed “truth squads” in Missouri containing members with prosecutorial authority to
suppress First Amendment rights, promising to “respond immediately” to any anti-Obama
publicity that “might violate Missouri ethics laws”.

The FEC should immediately seize the Obama Campaign funds and disqualify Barack Obama as
a candidate in this election, or at least force him to suspend any and all campaign activity while
being investigated. In addition, the FEC should compel the Attorneys General in all 50 states to
institute proceedings against Barack Obama and the Obama Campaign for these violations under
the RICO Act.

--
Darin Heisterkamp
(b) (6)
(b) (6)
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"AndreasBaker"
<andreas.baker@oscepa.dk>
10/02/200809:21AM
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<CommissionerMcGahn@fec.gov>
cc
bcc
Subject
Electionobservationmission-OSCE
Dear Commissioner McGahn,
Please find attached a letter from OSCE Parliamentary Assembly
President Joao Soares. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have
any questions.
Best regards,
Andreas Baker
-------------------------------
Presidential Advisor
OSCE Parliamentary Assembly
Rådhusstræde 1
1466 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Tel: +45 33 37 80 52
Mob: +45 60 10 80 30
Fax: +45 33 37 80 30
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The President

_________________

Raadhusstraede 1, 1466 Copenhagen K., Denmark
Phone: +45 33 37 80 40 - Fax: +45 33 37 80 30 - OSCEPA@oscepa.dk - www.oscepa.org


Donald McGahn II,
Chairman of the Federal Election Commission,
Washington, DC

Copenhagen, 2 October 2008

Dear Mr. McGahn,

Following an invitation by the United States Department of State, the Parliamentary
Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE PA) will
be conducting an observation mission of the important upcoming elections in the United
States. Election observation by the OSCE PA, consisting of Members of Parliaments
from 55 countries across North America, Europe and Central Asia, is conducted across
the OSCE region, including the USA, and helps to emphasize the importance of
transparency in electoral processes. As politicians who have fought elections themselves,
parliamentarians have particular expertise in political campaigns and electoral processes.
Further information on the OSCE PA election observation program can be found at
www.oscepa.org/activities.

In the coming weeks, my colleagues and staff will be visiting your State, and I hope that
you or a senior representative will take the time to meet with them. They will be
particularly interested in hearing your views on the electoral process in general and how
your preparations are proceeding.

On Monday 13 October, my Deputy Head of Mission, OSCE PA Vice-President Pia
Christmas-Møller, a Member of Parliament from Denmark, will be in Washington, DC. It
is my hope that you can meet with her, so we can ensure that your views and experience
are taken into account during the coming process.

Following that, between 1 and 4 November, over l00 parliamentarians from various
OSCE countries will again visit Washington, DC and a number of States to complete the
observation mission.

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The President

_________________

Raadhusstraede 1, 1466 Copenhagen K., Denmark
Phone: +45 33 37 80 40 - Fax: +45 33 37 80 30 - OSCEPA@oscepa.dk - www.oscepa.org

My Advisor, Andreas Baker, will be co-ordinating these visits, and I hope that you will
be in touch with him regarding this important mission. He can be reached at: Tel: (011-
45) 60 10 80 30, Andreas.Baker@oscepa.dk.

Thank you for your help in this matter. I and other Members of the OSCE PA observer
mission will be meeting with many senior officials throughout the U.S. in the coming
weeks to ensure a balanced and accurate overview. It is my hope that you will find the
time to contribute to our work.

Yours sincerely,



Joao Soares
President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly
Head of the Election Observation Mission to the US
Member of Portuguese Parliament



CC: Congressman Alcee L. Hastings, Chairman of the U.S. Helsinki Commission
Senator Benjamin Cardin, Co-Chairman of the U.S. Helsinki Commission





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"ValeriePhillips-Legal"
<VPhillips@rnchq.org>
07/30/200811:00AM
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<bbarr@fec.gov>
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Subject
ConventionInvitationonbehalfofRNCGeneralCounsel
BlakeHall
Dear Chairman McGahn:

After 116 years, the Republican Party is returning to Minnesota to hold its national convention.
The 2008 Republican National Convention will be an exciting time for our Party, as we unveil
our new Platform as well as our Presidential nominee.

On behalf of Republican National Committee Chairman Robert M. “Mike” Duncan and
Co-Chairman Jo Ann Davidson, it is my pleasure to extend to you an invitation to attend the
2008 Republican National Convention held in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minn., Sept. 1-4, 2008.

For planning purposes, if you and your Executive Assistant would like to attend, please notify
Valerie Phillips in the RNC Counsel’s Office at 202-863-8638 or via e-mail,
vphillips@rnchq.org, as soon as possible.

As we have seen this year, the energy surrounding the 2008 general election is greater than ever
before. I hope you will join our Party for this historic occasion. I look forward to seeing you in
Minneapolis-Saint Paul.


Sincerely,
Blake Hall
General Counsel
Republican National Committee

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FourthInternationalElectoralAffairsSymposium2011
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Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th October 2011, London, UK
DearMr Donald McGahn II,
The 2011 international symposium will analyse the latest
initiatives and address key challenges that lie ahead in
conducting successful elections in the digital age, as well as
challenges to democracy from around the world.
For further information please visit our website
Already established as the leading international forum in the
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I am pleased to advise you that there is a special 'early
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ElectoralAffairsConference
Dear Colleague,
Air Mauritius, the official carrier for the conference on International Electoral Affairs Symposium 2010:
'The Role of Technology in Raising Standards' which is taking place on 8th & 9th November 2010, in
Mauritius, has offered substantially discounted rates for those attending the conference.
These rates are available either through the Air Mauritius general sales agent in your country of origin or
through the Air Mauritius office in your country of residence.
Please contact us as soon as possible if you have either registered or are about to register for the
conference so that we can provide you with guidance on how to obtain these fares.
These rates are also available for spouses and family.
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BursaryExtension
Dear Colleague,
International Electoral Affairs Symposium, Mauritius 2010
'The Role of Technology in Raising Standards'
The InterContinental Hotel, Mauritius
Monday 8
th
– Tuesday 9
th
November 2010
website programme venue & accommodation registration
Further to the announcement of the above international symposium, I write to advise you that 12 bursary
places have become available. The places are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The bursary
scheme offers candidates the opportunity to attend the conference at up to 40% off the normal delegate
fee. If you would like to take up this opportunity please contact me at your earliest convenience.
The Mauritian Electoral Commission has made the necessary arrangements for entry into the Country
for attendees of the Symposium. Once confirmed the delegate will be issued a letter from the
Commissioner informing them that a visa will be obtained on arrival.
The Mauritian Electoral Commission will also have officials at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam
International Airport who will take the delegates to the appropriate lounge on arrival and facilitate their
entrance into the Country.
For further information, please visit our website. Do feel free to circulate this information to relevant
colleagues within your organisation.
Please feel free to contact me.
Kind regards,
Alun Lloyd Morris
Director of International Exchange
Centre for Parliamentary Studies
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Fax: +44 (0) 20 7793 9633
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InternationalElectoralAffairsSymposium:8th-9th
November2010,Mauritius
Dear Colleague,
International Electoral Affairs Symposium Mauritius 2010
'The Role of Technology in Raising Standards'
Monday 8
th
– Tuesday 9
th
November 2010
website programme speakers registration
I write to inform you that the next International Electoral Affairs Symposium will be taking place on the
8
th
and 9
th
November 2010 in Mauritius.
With a special focus on the role of technology in raising standards, this high-level global symposium will
offer a timely opportunity for practitioners and senior officials from around the world to gather knowledge,
discuss the latest challenges and share best practice in comparative electoral processes and
administration. For further information, please visit our website.
I am also pleased to advise you that we are able to provide a limited number of subsidised delegate
places as part of our part-sponsored bursary scheme. The scheme offers eligible candidates the
opportunity to attend the conference at up to 40% off of the normal delegate fee. The deadline for
applications is Friday 17th September 2010, and therefore, should you wish to apply for a place at the
symposium through this scheme, please contact me as soon as possible by email or telephone me on
+44 20 7840 6071.
In the meantime, should you/you colleagues wish to attend, please complete and return the enclosed
registration form at your earliest convenience in order to secure your delegate place(s).
Kind regards,
Alun Lloyd Morris
Director of International Exchange
Centre for Parliamentary Studies
Tel: +44 (0) 845 606 1531
Fax: +44 (0) 845 606 1539
Web: http://electoralforum.org
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Symposium2010
Dear Colleague,
International Electoral Affairs Symposium 2010
The Stanhope Hotel, Brussels, Belgium
Wednesday 14th – Thursday 15th July 2010
website brochure speakers registration
Further to the announcement of the above international symposium, I write to inform you that the
deadline for delegate registrations is now fast approaching.
This year's theme is 'The Role of Technology in Raising Standards'.
The symposium will offer a timely opportunity for practitioners and senior officials from around the
world to gather knowledge, discuss the latest challenges and share best practices in comparative
electoral processes and administration.
I am pleased to advise you that the speaker line-up now includes:
Robe
rt
Krim
mer
Electio
n
Expert,
OSCE
(confir
med)
Gregorio Y. Larrazabal
Commissioner, The
Commission on Elections,
The Philippines
(confirmed)
Prof. Attahiru Jega
New Chairman, Independent
National Electoral
Commission of Nigeria
(invited)
Zoltán Tóth
Secretary General,
Association of European
Election Officials (ACEEEO)
(confirmed)
Keith Best
Chairman, Electoral
Reform International
Services (ERIS)
(confirmed)
For further information, please download the event brochure or visit our website. You may be
interested to note that we have negotiated a very special rate with the venue for hotel accomodation.
Should you wish to take advantage of this, please complete and submit the hotel reservation form as
soon as possible.
Kind regards,
Alun Lloyd Morris
Director of International Exchange
Centre for Parliamentary Studies
Tel: +44 (0) 845 606 1531
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:
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Symposium2010
Dear Colleague,
International Electoral Affairs Symposium 2010
The Stanhope Hotel, Brussels, Belgium
Wednesday 14th – Thursday 15th July 2010
website brochure speakers registration
Further to the announcement of the above international symposium, I write to inform you that the
deadline for delegate registrations is now fast approaching.
This year's theme is 'The Role of Technology in Raising Standards'.
The symposium will offer a timely opportunity for practitioners and senior officials from around the
world to gather knowledge, discuss the latest challenges and share best practices in comparative
electoral processes and administration.
I am pleased to advise you that the speaker line-up now includes:
Robe
rt
Krim
mer
Electio
n
Expert,
OSCE
(confir
med)
Gregorio Y. Larrazabal
Commissioner, The
Commission on Elections,
The Philippines
(confirmed)
Prof. Attahiru Jega
New Chairman, Independent
National Electoral
Commission of Nigeria
(invited)
Zoltán Tóth
Secretary General,
Association of European
Election Officials (ACEEEO)
(confirmed)
Keith Best
Chairman, Electoral
Reform International
Services (ERIS)
(confirmed)
For further information, please download the event brochure or visit our website. You may be
interested to note that we have negotiated a very special rate with the venue for hotel accomodation.
Should you wish to take advantage of this, please complete and submit the hotel reservation form as
soon as possible.
Kind regards,
Alun Lloyd Morris
Director of International Exchange
Centre for Parliamentary Studies
Tel: +44 (0) 845 606 1531
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Fax: +44 (0) 845 606 1539
Web
:
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s
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InternationalElectoralAffairsSymposium2010-Bursary
SchemeExtended
Dear Colleague,
International Electoral Affairs Symposium 2010
The Stanhope Hotel, Brussels, Belgium
Wednesday 14th – Thursday 15th July 2010
website brochure speakers registration
Further to the announcement of the above international symposium, I am pleased to advise you that
the deadline for applications for our part-sponsored bursary scheme has been extended until 25th
June 2010. The scheme offers eligible candidates the opportunity to attend the conference at half of
the normal delegate fee. Should you wish to apply for a place at the symposium through this scheme,
please contact me by email or telephone me on +44 20 7840 6071.
In the meantime, I am pleased to advise you that confirmed speakers now include:
Robert
Krimmer
Election
Expert, OSCE
Gregorio Y. Larrazabal
Commissioner, The
Commission on Elections,
The Philippines
Robert Evans
Chair, European
Parliament EOM to
Pakistan
Zoltán Tóth
Secretary General,
Association of European
Election Officials (ACEEEO)
Keith Best
Chairman, Electoral
Reform International
Services (ERIS)
The symposium will offer a timely opportunity for practitioners and senior officials from around the
world to gather knowledge, discuss the latest challenges and share best practices in comparative
electoral processes and administration.
For further information, please download the event brochure or visit our website. You may be
interested to note that we have negotiated a very special rate with the venue for hotel accomodation.
Should you wish to take advantage of this, please complete and submit the hotel reservation form as
soon as possible.
Kind regards,
Alun Lloyd Morris
Director of International Exchange
Centre for Parliamentary Studies
14 Great College Street
Westminster
London SE11 5JH
Tel: +44 (0) 845 606 1531
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Fax: +44 (0) 845 606 1539
Web
:
http://electoralforum.org/brussel
s
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InternationalElectoralProcesses&Administration
Conference2010-SpeakerUpdate
Dear Colleague
Further to the announcement of the forthcoming International Electoral Process and
Administration Conference 2010, I am pleased to advise you confirmed speakers now include:
Keith Best
Chairman, Electoral
Reform International
Services (ERIS)
John
Bonifaz
Legal Director,
Voter Action,
USA
Robert Evans
Chair, European
Parliament EOM to
Pakistan
Andrew Hawkey
Education and Information
Systems, Tasmanian Electoral
Commission, Australia
Zoltán Tóth
Secretary General,
Association of European
Election Officials (ACEEEO)
This special two-day event, taking place on 14th – 15th July 2010, will be held at the Stanhope
Hotel in Brussels, home to the European Parliament, Commission and central institutions of policy
formulation and scrutiny.
This year's theme is 'The Role of Technology in Raising Standards'.
The conference will offer a timely opportunity for practitioners and senior officials from around the
world to gather knowledge, discuss the latest challenges and share best practices in comparative
electoral processes and administration..
I enclose details of the programme, including terms of registration, with further information available
at our website. You may be interested to note that we have negotiated a very special rate with the
venue for hotel accomodation. Should you wish to take advantage of this, please complete and
submit the hotel reservation form as soon as possible.
Do feel free to circulate this information to relevant colleagues within your organisation. In the
meantime, should you/your colleagues wish to attend, please complete and return the enclosed
registration form at your earliest convenience in order to secure your delegate place(s).
Kind regards,
Alun Lloyd Morris
Director of International Exchange
Centre for Parliamentary Studies
Tel: +44 (0) 845 606 1531
Fax: +44 (0) 845 606 1539
Web
:
http://electoralforum.org/brussel
s
If you do not wish to receive further information regarding these conferences then please click here.
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InternationalElectoralProcesses&Administration
Conference2010
Dear Colleague
Following the success of last year's event, I am pleased to announce that the International Electoral
Process & Administration Conference 2010 will be taking place on 14th – 15th July 2010.
Organised by the Centre for Parliamentary Studies , this special two-day event will be held at the
Stanhope Hotel in Brussels, home to the European Parliament, Commission and central institutions
of policy formulation and scrutiny.
This year's theme is 'Keeping Pace with Technology'.
The conference will offer a timely opportunity for participants from around the world to gather
knowledge, discuss the latest challenges and share best practices in comparative electoral processes
and administration.
I enclose details of the programme, including terms of registration, with further information available
at our website.
You may be interested to note that we have negotiated a very special rate with the venue for hotel
accomodation. Should you wish to take advantage of this, please complete and submit the
Reservation Form as soon as possible.
Do feel free to circulate this information to relevant colleagues within your organisation. In the
meantime, should you/your colleagues wish to attend, please complete and return the enclosed
registration form at your earliest convenience in order to secure your delegate place(s).
Yours sincerely,
Alun Lloyd Morris
Director of International Exchange
Centre for Parliamentary Studies
Tel: +44 (0) 845 606 1531
Web: http://electoralforum.org/brussels
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InternationalElectoralProcesses&Administration
Conference2010
Dear Colleague
Following the success of last year's event, I am pleased to announce that the International Electoral
Process & Administration Conference 2010 will be taking place on 14th – 15th July 2010.
Organised by the Centre for Parliamentary Studies , this special two-day event will be held in
Brussels, home to the European Parliament, Commission and central institutions of policy
formulation and scrutiny.
This year's theme is 'Keeping Pace with Technology'.
The conference will offer a timely opportunity for participants from around the world to gather
knowledge, discuss the latest challenges and share best practices in comparative electoral processes
and administration.
I enclose details of the programme, including terms of registration, with further information available
at our website.
Do feel free to circulate this information to relevant colleagues within your organisation. In the
meantime, should you/your colleagues wish to attend, please complete and return the enclosed
registration form at your earliest convenience in order to secure your delegate place(s).
Yours sincerely,
Alun Lloyd Morris
Director of International Exchange
Centre for Parliamentary Studies
Tel: +44 (0) 845 606 1531
Web: http://electoralforum.org/brussels/
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REGISTRATIONDEADLINE:InternationalElectoral
CommissionsConference(15-16December2009)
Dear Donald
Further to the announcement of the forthcoming International Electoral Commissions Conference on
Ensuring Democratic Legitimacy, I am writing to inform you that the deadline for delegate participation
is now fast approaching.
This two-day conference, hosted by the Centre for Parliamentary Studies, will take place on 15th – 16th
December 2009 at The Commonwealth Club in London, United Kingdom.
I am pleased to advise you that the list of confirmed speakers now includes:
Ambassador Janez Lenarcic, Director of the OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and
Human Rights
Zoltán Tóth, Secretary General, Association of European Election Officials
General Philippe Morillon, Head of the European Union's Election Observer Mission to
Afghanistan
Hon Dr Idris Ndele Moussa MP, President, Pan African Parliament
Dame Audrey Glover DBE CMG, Former Director, ODIHR; Director ERIS
Bill Mundell, Chairman, Intekea; Chairman, Californians for Fair Redistricting
At the end of the conference, delegates and other guests will be invited to a networking dinner reception
where they will have the opportunity to watch a private screening of the new film Gerrymandering, the
acclaimed new production on elections and redistricting to be premièred at the Sundance film festival
next year. The film's producer, Bill Mundell, will introduce the film and take questions on it after the
screening.
For further information, please refer to the attached programme or visit our website, which also contains
full details of the venue and available accommodation for those travelling from overseas or outside of
London. In the meantime, should you or your colleagues wish to attend, please complete and return the
registration form in order to secure your delegate place(s).
Kind regards,
Alun Lloyd Morris
Centre for Parliamentary Studies
14 Great College Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3RX
Tel: +44 20 7840 6071
Fax: +44 845 606 1539
Web: http://electoralforum.org
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4th Annual International Electoral Affairs Symposium
Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th October 2011, London, UK
DearMr Donald McGahn II,
The 2011 international symposium will analyse the latest
initiatives and address key challenges that lie ahead in
conducting successful elections in the digital age, as well as
challenges to democracy from around the world.
For further information please visit our website
Already established as the leading international forum in the
electoral field, this annual symposium provides a unique
opportunity for participants from around the world to share
experiences, exchange ideas, and explore innovative solutions
to improve electoral processes and procedures.
I am pleased to advise you that there is a special 'early
registration' rate of £695 (normally £895) if you register before
31st May 2011. Please visit the website to register.
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REGISTRATIONDEADLINE:InternationalElectoral
CommissionsConference(15-16December2009)
Dear Donald
Further to the announcement of the forthcoming International Electoral Commissions Conference on
Ensuring Democratic Legitimacy, I am writing to inform you that the deadline for delegate participation
is now fast approaching.
This two-day conference, hosted by the Centre for Parliamentary Studies, will take place on 15th – 16th
December 2009 at The Commonwealth Club in London, United Kingdom.
I am pleased to advise you that the list of confirmed speakers now includes:
Ambassador Janez Lenarcic, Director of the OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and
Human Rights
Zoltán Tóth, Secretary General, Association of European Election Officials
General Philippe Morillon, Head of the European Union's Election Observer Mission to
Afghanistan
Hon Dr Idris Ndele Moussa MP, President, Pan African Parliament
Dame Audrey Glover DBE CMG, Former Director, ODIHR; Director ERIS
Bill Mundell, Chairman, Intekea; Chairman, Californians for Fair Redistricting
At the end of the conference, delegates and other guests will be invited to a networking dinner reception
where they will have the opportunity to watch a private screening of the new film Gerrymandering, the
acclaimed new production on elections and redistricting to be premièred at the Sundance film festival
next year. The film's producer, Bill Mundell, will introduce the film and take questions on it after the
screening.
For further information, please refer to the attached programme or visit our website, which also contains
full details of the venue and available accommodation for those travelling from overseas or outside of
London. In the meantime, should you or your colleagues wish to attend, please complete and return the
registration form in order to secure your delegate place(s).
Kind regards,
Alun Lloyd Morris
Centre for Parliamentary Studies
14 Great College Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3RX
Tel: +44 20 7840 6071
Fax: +44 845 606 1539
Web: http://electoralforum.org
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REGISTRATIONDEADLINE:InternationalGovernance,
PublicServicesandAdministrativeReform(1st-2nd
December2009)
Dear Donald
Further to the announcement of the forthcoming International Conference on Governance, Public
Services and Administrative Reform, I am writing to inform you that the deadline for delegate
registration is now fast approaching.
This two-day conference, hosted by the Centre for Parliamentary Studies, will take place on 1st – 2nd
December 2009 at The Commonwealth Club in London.
I am pleased to advise you that the list of confirmed speakers now include:
Andrew Haldenby, Director, Reform
Lord Blackwell, Chairman, Centre for Policy Studies
Phillip Blond, Director, ResPublica
Kingston Rhodes, Chairman, International Civil Service Commission, United Nations
Lord Filkin, Chairman, 2020 Public Services Trust
Lord Best, President, Local Government Association
For further information, please refer to the attached programme or visit our website, which also contains
full details of the venue and available accommodation for those travelling from overseas or outside of
London.
In the meantime, should you or your colleagues wish to attend, please complete and return the attached
form in order to secure your delegate place(s).
Kind regards,
Alun Lloyd Morris
Centre for Parliamentary Studies
Tel: +44 (0) 845 606 1530
Fax: +44 (0) 845 606 1539
Email
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InternationalElectoralCommissionsConference:Ensuring
DemocraticLegitimacy
Dear Donald
I am writing to inform you that the forthcoming International Electoral Commissions Conference:
Ensuring Democratic Legitimacy, organised by the Centre for Parliamentary Studies, will be taking
place on 15th – 16th December 2009.
The venue for the Conference is The Commonwealth Club, home of the Royal Commonwealth
Society, in London, and the two-day event concludes with a Networking Reception at the House of
Parliament, in Westminster.
The work of Electoral Commissions is at the very heart of the democratic process throughout the
world, organising the logistics of the electoral process and ensuring the legitimacy of governance
itself.
This major two-day conference will provide a timely opportunity to share best practice and new
initiatives among expert speakers and delegates. It will address some of the major current issues being
faced by those engaged in improving integrity and public confidence in the democratic process.
I enclose details of the programme, including terms of registration, with further information available
at electoralforum.org. You may also be interested to note that we have arranged a special reduced rate
for accommodation at the Citadines London Trafalgar Square Apart'hotel and the Club Quarters
Hotel which are both conveniently located next to the conference venue.
Should you wish to attend, please complete and return the attached form at your earliest convenience
in order to secure a delegate place. Furthermore, if you feel this conference would be relevant to any
of your colleagues, I would greatly appreciate it if you would be so kind as to extend this invitation to
them.
Should you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact me.
Yours sincerely,
Alun Lloyd Morris
Director of International Exchange
Centre for Parliamentary Studies
Tel: +44 (0) 845 606 1531
Fax: +44 (0) 845 606 1539
Web: http://electoralforum.org
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DemocraticLegitimacy
Dear Donald
I am writing to inform you that the forthcoming International Electoral Commissions Conference:
Ensuring Democratic Legitimacy, organised by the Centre for Parliamentary Studies, will be taking
place on 15th – 16th December 2009.
The venue for the Conference is The Commonwealth Club, home of the Royal Commonwealth
Society, in London, and the two-day event concludes with a Networking Reception at the House of
Parliament in Westminster.
The work of Electoral Commissions is at the very heart of the democratic process throughout the
world, organising the logistics of the electoral process and ensuring the legitimacy of governance
itself.
This major two-day conference will provide a timely opportunity to share best practice and new
initiatives among expert speakers and delegates. It will address some of the major current issues being
faced by those engaged in improving integrity and public confidence in the democratic process.
I enclose details of our terms of registration, with further information available at the
electoralforum.org website. You may also be interested to note that we have arranged a special
reduced rate for accommodation at the Citadines London Trafalgar Square Apart'hotel and the
Club Quarters Hotel which are both conveniently located next to the conference venue.
Should you wish to attend, please complete and return the attached form at your earliest convenience
in order to secure a delegate place. Furthermore, if you feel this conference would be relevant to any
of your colleagues, I would greatly appreciate it if you would be so kind as to extend this invitation to
them.
Should you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact me.
Yours sincerely,
Alun Lloyd Morris
Director of International Exchange
Centre for Parliamentary Studies
Tel: +44 (0) 845 606 1531
Fax: +44 (0) 845 606 1539
Web: http://electoralforum.org
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Dear Friend,
The Supreme Court in Citizens United may be preparing to change
the landscape of money and politics by striking down long-standing
regulations on corporate campaign expenditures. Public financing
remains as the most robust option to ensure a participatory and
accountable democracy. The Brennan Center is a part of the Fair
Elections Now Coalition, supporting the bill introduced in Congress
for congressional public financing (S.752, H.R.1826).
We invite you to an event sponsored by our coalition partners Common Cause and
Public Campaign as well as the Center for American Progress Action Fund, featuring
a discussion of the Fair Elections Now Act and Citizens United.
The Future of Participatory Democracy
December 4, 2009, 9:00am - 10:30am
held at:
The Center for American Progress, Washington DC
Featured speakers:
Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)
Representative John Larson (D-Conn.)

Free admission. For more info and to RSVP, go here.

Best regards,
Monica Youn

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Director, Money in Politics Project
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FosteringParticipationthroughSmallDonorsandVolunteers
Campaign Reform in the Networked Age:
Fostering Participation through Small
Donors and Volunteers
Thursday, January 14, 2010, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC
The 2008 elections showcased the power of the Internet to generate voter enthusiasm,
mobilize volunteers and increase small-donor contributions. After the political world has been
arguing about campaign finance policy for decades, the digital revolution has altered the
calculus of participation.
On January 14, a joint project of the Campaign Finance Institute, American Enterprise Institute
and the Brookings Institution will unveil a new report that seeks to change the ongoing national
dialogue about money in politics. At this event, the four authors of the report will detail their
findings and recommendations. Relying on lessons from the record-shattering 2008 elections
and the rise of Internet campaigning, experts will present a new vision of how campaign
finance and communications policy can help further democracy through broader participation.
After the program, panelists will take audience questions.

Introductory Remarks and Moderator

Darrell West
Vice President and Director of Governance Studies
The Brookings Institution

Panelists

Anthony J. Corrado
Chair of the Board, Campaign Finance Institute
Nonresident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

Michael J. Malbin
Co-Founder and Executive Director,
Campaign Finance Institute
Professor of Political Science,
University at Albany, SUNY
Thomas E. Mann
W. Averell Harriman Chair in American Governance
Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
Norman J. Ornstein
Resident Scholar
American Enterprise Institute


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Dear Donald McGahn II--
I am pleased to invite you to a one-day conference hosted by the Brennan Center, scheduled for
Friday, May 8, 2009, in Washington, D.C. We will focus on new horizons and bright ideas in the
world of Campaign Finance Reform.
Panels will include prominent social scientists, journalists, policymakers, legislators and legislative
staff, and advocates on topics such as the small donor revolution, the legal assault on campaign
finance reform principles, and exciting new directions in state and federal public financing systems.
Among many other well-known and thoughtful speakers, Michael Malbin of the Campaign Finance
Institute will present their latest findings concerning the 2008 election cycle, and Change Congress
founder Lawrence Lessig will deliver the luncheon keynote address.
We will soon be sending a more formal invitation, as well as location details. If you have questions
about the event or ideas about topics or speakers, we would love to connect, so please contact me at
212-992-8637 or at the email below.
Looking forward to seeing you in May!
Sincerely,
Laura MacCleery | Deputy Director | Democracy Program
(212) 992-8637 | laura.maccleery@nyu.edu
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Perkins Coie and the Political Law Group invite you and a guest to a reception
marking the historic election and inauguration of President-elect Barack
Obama.
Speakers:
Thurston Clarke, author of "The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired
America" and "Ask Not: The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy and the Speech That Changed
America")
Perkins Coie partner Bob Bauer, General Counsel to the Obama presidential campaign
Messrs. Clarke and Bauer will discuss from historical and contemporary political perspectives what
distinguished the Obama campaign—how it was similar to, or different from, past Presidential
campaigns, particularly the l968 Kennedy campaign, noted for extraordinary citizen engagement and
participation.
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Perkins Coie and the Political Law Group invite you and a guest to a reception
marking the historic election and inauguration of President-elect Barack
Obama.
Speakers:
Thurston Clarke, author of "The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired
America" and "Ask Not: The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy and the Speech That Changed
America")
Perkins Coie partner Bob Bauer, General Counsel to the Obama presidential campaign
Messrs. Clarke and Bauer will discuss from historical and contemporary political perspectives what
distinguished the Obama campaign—how it was similar to, or different from, past Presidential
campaigns, particularly the l968 Kennedy campaign, noted for extraordinary citizen engagement and
participation.
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Dear Matthew
I am writing to inform you that the forthcoming International Electoral Commissions Conference:
Ensuring Democratic Legitimacy, organised by the Centre for Parliamentary Studies, will be taking
place on 15th – 16th December 2009.
The venue for the Conference is The Commonwealth Club, home of the Royal Commonwealth
Society, in London, and the two-day event concludes with a Networking Reception at the House of
Parliament in Westminster.
The work of Electoral Commissions is at the very heart of the democratic process throughout the
world, organising the logistics of the electoral process and ensuring the legitimacy of governance
itself.
This major two-day conference will provide a timely opportunity to share best practice and new
initiatives among expert speakers and delegates. It will address some of the major current issues being
faced by those engaged in improving integrity and public confidence in the democratic process.
I enclose details of our terms of registration, with further information available at the
electoralforum.org website. You may also be interested to note that we have arranged a special
reduced rate for accommodation at the Citadines London Trafalgar Square Apart'hotel and the
Club Quarters Hotel which are both conveniently located next to the conference venue.
Should you wish to attend, please complete and return the attached form at your earliest convenience
in order to secure a delegate place. Furthermore, if you feel this conference would be relevant to any
of your colleagues, I would greatly appreciate it if you would be so kind as to extend this invitation to
them.
Should you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact me.
Yours sincerely,
Alun Lloyd Morris
Director of International Exchange
Centre for Parliamentary Studies
Tel: +44 (0) 845 606 1531
Fax: +44 (0) 845 606 1539
Web: http://electoralforum.org
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Dear Matthew Petersen,
This is a new moment in campaign finance. Last year, millions of new donors and small donors gave
to the presidential candidates. This year, new reform proposals are being introduced that revamp
public financing -- with matching funds and other encouragement for small contributions. At the same
time, the unfolding economic collapse has stoked new awareness of the dangers posed by the current
system. What does it all mean?
We are very pleased to invite you to our upcoming one-day conference, Money in Politics 2009: New
Horizons for Reform, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., May 8th, 2009, which will
take the first systematic look at what happened in 2008, and its implications for policy, politics and
law in 2009 and beyond. It brings together leading experts on campaign finance, preeminent
governmental and campaign officials, and advocates to assess new ideas and map out new directions
in campaign finance.
Michael Malbin of the Campaign Finance Institute will present data from the 2008 elections, and
Lawrence Lessig will present slides, followed by a luncheon discussion featuring Lawrence Lessig,
Micah Sifry and Adam Bonin about the Internet and money in politics.
There will be an impressive and interesting array of speakers, including Norm Eisen, Sam Waterston,
Bob Bauer, Monica Youn, Robert Kaiser, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Andrew Hoppin, Rick Hasen, Beth
Rotman, Fred Wertheimer, Trevor Potter, Allison Hayward, Bruce Ackerman, Nick Nyhart, Richard
Briffault, Don Simon and others. Our agenda is below.
Public expectations of transparency and accountability are shifting. Our goal is to examine campaign
finance -- and governance -- in light of the new developments in the law, political campaigns and
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Internet-based organizing tools, including a discussion of how to make space for the democratizing
elements of these developments to take root and thrive. The discussion will be vital for anyone who
cares about the integrity of political institutions.
Registration begins at 8:15 a m., with an official welcome at 8:45 a m. Following close of the
presentations at 5:00 p m., you are invited to gather for a wine reception at nearby Crowell & Moring,
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., until 7:00 p.m.
We do anticipate video-taping the event for our Web site, and conference developments can be
followed at the Twitter hashtag #bccfr.
To reserve your spot at the conference, please RSVP by Monday, April 27. You may RSVP here or at
the following URL:
http://www.brennancenter.org/page/s/rsvpnewhorizons
We hope you are able to come, and are all looking forward to a great event.
Sincerely,
Michael Waldman | Executive Director | Brennan Center
Laura MacCleery | Deputy Director | Democracy Program
Money in Politics 2009: New Horizons for Reform
May 8, 2009
National Press Club | Hashtag: #bccfr
Breakfast and registration: 8:15 - 8:45 a.m.
I. Welcome: Michael Waldman (Brennan Center for Justice) and Robert Kaiser (Washington
Post)
II. Panel One: Is the Small Donor Revolution Hype or Reality? Campaign Finance and Political
Engagement
Focusing on data from 2008 election cycle, implications for reforms on contribution limits from new
research by Professor Stratmann, and public engagement as part of the goals and practice of both
campaign finance and governance.
Laura MacCleery (Brennan Center for Justice) (moderator)
Michael Malbin, Data on Small Donors (Campaign Finance Institute, University at Albany SUNY)
Dr. Thomas Stratmann (George Mason University)
Rev. Lennox Yearwood (Hip Hop Caucus)
Andrew Hoppin (Chief Information Officer, New York State Senate)
III. Pre-Luncheon Keynote Presentation: Lawrence Lessig (Change Congress)
IV. Lunch
V. A conversation on the Internet and Campaign Finance
Moderator Micah Sifry (Personal Democracy Forum), Lawrence Lessig (Change Congress), and
Adam Bonin (Netroots Nation): A legal framework premised on distinctions between print and
broadcast media has struggled to keep up with advances in new media. How can we re-imagine the
applicability of campaign finance principles in the age of Internet fundraising, social networking, and
digital dissemination of information? Does the Internet provide more opportunities for circumvention,
or new tools to expose and combat corruption? How can and should we regulate new media forms in
light of the impact of money in politics?
VI. Panel Two: Reconfiguring Reform: Innovations in Campaign Finance Reform
Focusing on implications of small donors for changes in the structure of public financing systems and
the questions that are raised.
Michael Waldman (Brennan Center for Justice) (moderator)
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Fred Wertheimer (Democracy 21)
Nick Nyhart (Public Campaign)
Beth Rotman (Director, Connecticut' Citizens Election Program)
Richard Briffault (Columbia Law School)
Bob Bauer (Perkins Coie LLP)
VII. Panel Three: Money, Politics, and the Constitution: Is campaign finance reform on a
collision course with the Supreme Court?
Focusing on the explosion of constitutional challenges to campaign finance reform in federal and state
courts. Is there tension between the Constitution and the aims and methods of reform?
Monica Youn (Brennan Center for Justice) (moderator)
Trevor Potter (Campaign Legal Center, Caplin & Drysdale)
Allison Hayward (George Mason University School of Law)
Don Simon (Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry LLP)
Rick Hasen (Loyola Law School)
VIII. Closing Remarks and Send-Off: Bruce Ackerman (Yale Law School) and actor Sam
Waterston
IX. Wine Reception
Crowell & Moring, 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (around the corner from the National Press
Club).
Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law | 161 Avenue of the Americas, 12th Floor | New
York, NY 10013 | 212.998.6730 phone | 212.995.4550 fax | brennancenter@nyu.edu
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Dear Commissioner Petersen,

I am contacting you in hopes that you can offer me some advice/guidance as I explore political
law opportunities in the DC area. I graduated law school last May and after cutting my teeth on
political law issues during the General Election, I am looking to relocate from Milwaukee, WI to
Washington, DC to begin a political law practice. I figure Washington, DC (especially the FEC)
is the place to gain the experience I need to develop such a practice.















I have attached a copy of my current resume to shed more light on my experiences and interests.
I would greatly appreciate any advice or information you could give a person in my position.
Thank you very much for your time. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Sincerely,


Attached: Resume
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MichaelBurdick

04/17/200902:22AM
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Questionaboutadvocacynewsandcampaignlaws
Dear Commissioner Petersen,
While there are extremely strict laws regarding campaign fundraising
limits from individuals, corporations and political action
committees, it's not clear to me why these same laws would not apply
to a communications corporation.
My concern is the trend in the past decade by 24-hour news networks
to incorporate and increase the time spent on editorial (or opinion)
shows. In many cases, the hosts and guests actively advocate one
candidate over another. In the case of Fox News, the entire network
overwhelmingly advocates Republican candidates.
Why would this donation of what is essentially huge amounts of
advertising time not fall under campaign finance limits or
communications electioneering?
My concern is that anyone wealthy enough to purchase a communications
network (particularly with the FCC's currently lax monopoly rules),
can essentially use the network as a huge advertisement for his
preferred party or candidate. In fact, there is plenty of evidence
that this is precisely what has happened.
Sincerely,
Mike Burdick
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Hello:
Just FYI--I recently wrote an op-ed on political cybersquatting and a proposed
new ".pol" top-level domain that was published in today's Washington Post. The
link is below if you'd like to glance at it. (The full proposal was published
in the Election Law Journal earlier this year. That link is below as well).
Best,
Matt
Washington Post Op-Ed
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/10/AR200904100295
5.html
Election Law Journal Academic Article
http://www.liebertonline.com/doi/abs/10.1089/elj.2008.0013
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CampaignFinanceReform2.0|One-DayConference
Dear Matthew Petersen--
I am pleased to invite you to a one-day conference hosted by the Brennan Center, scheduled for
Friday, May 8, 2009, in Washington, D.C. We will focus on new horizons and bright ideas in the
world of Campaign Finance Reform.
Panels will include prominent social scientists, journalists, policymakers, legislators and legislative
staff, and advocates on topics such as the small donor revolution, the legal assault on campaign
finance reform principles, and exciting new directions in state and federal public financing systems.
Among many other well-known and thoughtful speakers, Michael Malbin of the Campaign Finance
Institute will present their latest findings concerning the 2008 election cycle, and Change Congress
founder Lawrence Lessig will deliver the luncheon keynote address.
We will soon be sending a more formal invitation, as well as location details. If you have questions
about the event or ideas about topics or speakers, we would love to connect, so please contact me at
212-992-8637 or at the email below.
Looking forward to seeing you in May!
Sincerely,
Laura MacCleery | Deputy Director | Democracy Program
(212) 992-8637 | laura.maccleery@nyu.edu
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02/05/200912:31PM
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ThanksfortheInterview-ChiefFinancialOfficerPosition
February 5, 2009

Commissioner Matthew S. Petersen
Vice Chairman
Federal Election Commission
999 E Street NW
Washington, DC
Dear Commissioner Petersen:
Thank you for the time you spent talking with me about the chief financial officer position
you have open at the Federal Election Commission. I am very excited about this
position and convinced my years of financial experience make me a great person for the
position.









I look forward to hearing from you soon about the position, and I again thank you for
meeting with me.

Sincerely,



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"KatharineHarney"
<KatharineH@chambersandpa
rtners.co.uk>
02/03/200905:49AM
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FW:ChambersUSA2009-RefereeforCaplin&Drysdale
(National'Government:PoliticalLaw)
Dear Commissioner Peterson,
Apologies, I had sent you the email containing questions tailored for clients - here are the relevant
questions pertaining to your experiences with Caplin & Drysdale:
1) In what context have you worked with Caplin & Drysdale?
2) Please describe the kind of work you have done with the firm in the last 12 months?
3) Who are your main contacts there?
4) For each of these contacts: what are their strengths/talents/characteristics? Please describe in as
much detail as possible.
5) What impressed you most about the firm?
6) What areas do you think the partners should improve upon? Any criticisms of the firm?
Kind regards and many thanks for your help,
Katharine
-----Original Message-----
Fr om: Kat harine Harney
Sent : 30 January 2009 10: 57
To: 'CommissionerPet ersen@fec.gov'
Subj ect : Chambers USA 2009 - Referee for Caplin & Drysdale (Nat ional 'Government : Polit ical Law)
Dear Mr Petersen,
I am researching the National ‘Government: Political Law’ section of Chambers USA 2009. Your name
was given to me by Caplin & Drysdale in the hope that you would be willing to act as a client reference
for its legal services in this area.
As a client's guide, Chambers USA is largely based on client interviews. Our current edition can be seen
online at www.chambersandpartners.com/usa Chambers is committed to thorough and independent
research into the legal market. It is our aim to provide clients with a truly objective guide to the best
lawyers out there, and our research is anchored in thousands of detailed interviews with lawyers and
clients. For your reference, the National ‘Government: Political Law’ section can be seen here:
<http://www.chambersandpartners.com/usa/resultseditorial.aspx?cid=618pd=16&solbar=1&grouptype=2
>
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If you are happy to participate, it would be great if you could spend a few moments answering the
following questions via email. Please answer the questions in as much detail as possible Thank you
for your time, your comments are immensely useful for my research. All comments shared are
completely confidential. I will be finishing my research early next week, so if you could respond before
then that would be great.
1) What made you first decide to use Caplin & Drysdale?
2) Please describe the kind of work you have used them for in the last 12 months?
3) Who are your main contacts there?
4) For each of these contacts: what are their strengths/talents/characteristics? Please describe in as
much detail as possible.
5) What impressed you most about the firm? Why did/do you chose to use the firm? What are its specific
strengths in this area and what do you think distinguishes it from its competitors? Please explain.
6) Do you consider the firm value for money? Why?
7) What areas do you think the partners should improve upon? Any criticisms of the firm?
8) What do you think of the service provided by the firm overall, e.g. the work of associates,
administrative support staff, etc?
9) Are there any other law firms or individual attorneys that you regularly use that you feel are worthy of a
mention in the guide? Please explain your views on any other firm or individual lawyers you might use.
How do the firms compare to each other? Please explain.
10) Would you like to receive a complimentary copy of Chambers USA 2009?
Kind regards and many thanks for your help,
Katharine Harney
Researcher/Writer
Chambers and Partners
23 Long Lane, London EC1A 9HL
T: +44 (0)20 7778 1626
E: KatharineH@chambersandpartners.co.uk
Orbach & Chambers Ltd. Registered Office: 23 Long Lane, London EC1A 9HL.
Tel: 020 7606 8844 www.chambersandpartners.com Reg. No. 969186
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"KatharineHarney"
<KatharineH@chambersandpa
rtners.co.uk>
01/30/200905:56AM
To
<CommissionerPetersen@fec.gov>
cc
bcc
Subject
ChambersUSA2009-RefereeforCaplin&Drysdale
(National'Government:PoliticalLaw)
Dear Mr Petersen,
I am researching the National ‘Government: Political Law’ section of Chambers USA 2009. Your name
was given to me by Caplin & Drysdale in the hope that you would be willing to act as a client reference
for its legal services in this area.
As a client's guide, Chambers USA is largely based on client interviews. Our current edition can be seen
online at www.chambersandpartners.com/usa Chambers is committed to thorough and independent
research into the legal market. It is our aim to provide clients with a truly objective guide to the best
lawyers out there, and our research is anchored in thousands of detailed interviews with lawyers and
clients. For your reference, the National ‘Government: Political Law’ section can be seen here:
<http://www.chambersandpartners.com/usa/resultseditorial.aspx?cid=618pd=16&solbar=1&grouptype=2
>
If you are happy to participate, it would be great if you could spend a few moments answering the
following questions via email. Please answer the questions in as much detail as possible Thank you
for your time, your comments are immensely useful for my research. All comments shared are
completely confidential. I will be finishing my research early next week, so if you could respond before
then that would be great.
1) What made you first decide to use Caplin & Drysdale?
2) Please describe the kind of work you have used them for in the last 12 months?
3) Who are your main contacts there?
4) For each of these contacts: what are their strengths/talents/characteristics? Please describe in as
much detail as possible.
5) What impressed you most about the firm? Why did/do you chose to use the firm? What are its specific
strengths in this area and what do you think distinguishes it from its competitors? Please explain.
6) Do you consider the firm value for money? Why?
7) What areas do you think the partners should improve upon? Any criticisms of the firm?
8) What do you think of the service provided by the firm overall, e.g. the work of associates,
administrative support staff, etc?
9) Are there any other law firms or individual attorneys that you regularly use that you feel are worthy of a
mention in the guide? Please explain your views on any other firm or individual lawyers you might use.
How do the firms compare to each other? Please explain.
FOIA 2011-30 4-307
10) Would you like to receive a complimentary copy of Chambers USA 2009?
Kind regards and many thanks for your help,
Katharine Harney
Researcher/Writer
Chambers and Partners
23 Long Lane, London EC1A 9HL
T: +44 (0)20 7778 1626
E: KatharineH@chambersandpartners.co.uk
Orbach & Chambers Ltd. Registered Office: 23 Long Lane, London EC1A 9HL.
Tel: 020 7606 8844 www.chambersandpartners.com Reg. No. 969186
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01/27/200910:22AM
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Thankyou
Dear Vice Chairman Peterson:
 
It was a pleasure to meet you yesterday. Thank you for the time you dedicated to interviewing me for 
the Staff Director position ‐ I know you have an extremely busy schedule.
I remain highly interested in the position and look forward to hearing more about how my knowledge, 
skills, and abilities could benefit the unique needs of the FEC at this time.
Again, thank you for your time yesterday, and best wishes as you continue the process to find the 
optimal candidate.
Sincerely, 
 
P.S.  I apologize if you are receiving this a second time; the first attempt from my personal account 
bounced back to me.
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"Anger,LoriG.(PerkinsCoie)"
<lganger@perkinscoie.com>
12/29/200811:31AM
To
"Anger,LoriG.(PerkinsCoie)"<lganger@perkinscoie.com>
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Subject
PerkinsCoieEvent:PleaseJoinUsinCelebratingaHistoric
Inauguration



Perkins Coie and the Political Law Group invite you and a guest to a reception
marking the historic election and inauguration of President-elect Barack
Obama.
Speakers:
Thurston Clarke, author of "The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired
America" and "Ask Not: The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy and the Speech That Changed
America")
Perkins Coie partner Bob Bauer, General Counsel to the Obama presidential campaign
Messrs. Clarke and Bauer will discuss from historical and contemporary political perspectives what
distinguished the Obama campaign—how it was similar to, or different from, past Presidential
campaigns, particularly the l968 Kennedy campaign, noted for extraordinary citizen engagement and
participation.
When
:
Monday, January 19, 2009
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p m.
Wher
e:
The National Press Club
529 14th Street NW, 13th
Floor
Washington, D.C.
Kindly RSVP by Monday, January 12, 2009 by clicking a link below:

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For addition information, contact Lori Anger at LGAnger@perkinscoie.com or
312.324.8685.

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LindaandBarney

12/28/200801:04PM
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Shameonyou!
I just read the Washington Post editorial. Why would you close a
case when the Chamber of Commerce agreed to settle?
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LawrenceLong

12/24/200802:46PM
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12/23/08:U.S.SUPREMECOURTREQUESTEDTOISSUE
ANINJUNCTIONTOSTAYCONGRESSIONAL
ELECTORALVOTECOUNTONJANUARY8,2009UNTIL
OBAMAPROVESHEISQUALIFIEDTOBEPRESIDENT
BERGPLEDGESTOKEEPFIGHTINGFORTHE300
MILLIONINOURCOUNTRYFOROURU.S.
CONSTITUTION
Why is there nothing on the news about this?

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Philip J. Berg Esquire
555 Andorra Glen Court
#12
Lafayette Hill, PA
12/23/08: U. S. SUPREME COURT REQUESTED
AN INJUNCTION TO STAY CONGRESSIONAL
ELECTORAL VOTE COUNT ON JANUARY 8,
OBAMA PROVES HE IS QUALIFIED TO BE P
BERG PLEDGES TO KEEP FIGHTING FOR T
MILLION IN OUR COUNTRY FOR OUR U.S.
CONSTITUTION
(Contact information and PDF at end)
For Immediate Release: - 12/23/08
U.S. Supreme Court No. 08 - 570
(Washington, DC – 12/23/08) - Philip J. Berg, Esquire, the Attorney who
filed suit against Barack H. Obama challenging Senator Obama’s lack of
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19444-2531
Cell (610) 662-3005
(610) 825-3134
(800) 993-PHIL [7445]
Fax (610) 834-7659
Contact Phil J. Berg by
email

“qualifications” to serve as President of the United States filed again with the
U.S. Supreme Court an Application for an Injunction to Stay the
Congressional Electoral Vote Count on January 8, 2009 until Obama Proves
he is “Qualified” to be President. This time, the Application for Injunction
was addressed to Justice Antonin Scalia.
On 12/09/08, Berg Justice Souter denied our Application; then Berg refiled
and on 12/17/08 Justice Kennedy also denied the Request for Injunction.
Berg filed this while still waiting to hear if the U.S. Supreme Court will hear
the Writ of Certiorari that he filed on October 30, 2008, requesting review of
the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Judge
Surrick’s Dismissal of Philip J. Berg’s lawsuit against Barack H. Obama, Jr.,
the DNC and the other co-Defendants regarding “standing.” The Supreme
Court has listed the case of Berg vs. Obama for “Conference” on
January 9, 2008.
Mr. Berg remarked today, “I am appalled that the main stream media
continues to ignore this issue as we are headed to a ‘Constitution Crisis.’
There is nothing more important than our U.S. Constitution and it must be
enforced. I am concerned that our Courts have not yet decided to look into
the merits of our allegations. I know that Mr. Obama is not a constitutionally
qualified ‘natural-born’ citizen and therefore, is ineligible to assume the
office of President of. the United States.
Obama, knows he is not ‘natural born’ as he knows where he was born and he
knows he was adopted in Indonesia; is an attorney, Harvard Law grad who
taught Constitutional law; knows the Obama candidacy is the biggest ‘hoax’
attempted on the citizens of the United States in over 200 years; places our
Constitution in a ‘crisis’ situation; and Obama is in a situation where he can
be blackmailed by leaders around the world.”
Berg concluded, “I will continue to file Court proceedings until Obama either
proves he is qualified or does the right thing and states that he is proud that
he, an African American, received more votes than anyone else in the
Presidential election on November 4, 2008, but because of things in his past,
he must withdraw his name.
For copies of all Court Pleadings, go to obamacrimes.com

U.S. Constitution - Article 2 Section
1
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Article 2 - The Executive Branch
Section 1 - The President
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The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of
America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and,
together with the Vice-President chosen for the same Term, be elected, as
follows:
Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may
direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and
Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no
Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit
under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.
(The Electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by Ballot for two
persons, of whom one at least shall not lie an Inhabitant of the same State
with themselves. And they shall make a List of all the Persons voted for, and
of the Number of Votes for each; which List they shall sign and certify, and
transmit sealed to the Seat of the Government of the United States, directed
to the President of the Senate. The President of the Senate shall, in the
Presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the
Certificates, and the Votes shall then be counted. The Person having the
greatest Number of Votes shall be the President, if such Number be a
Majority of the whole Number of Electors appointed; and if there be more
than one who have such Majority, and have an equal Number of Votes, then
the House of Representatives shall immediately chuse by Ballot one of them
for President; and if no Person have a Majority, then from the five highest
on the List the said House shall in like Manner chuse the President. But in
chusing the President, the Votes shall be taken by States, the Representation
from each State having one Vote; a quorum for this Purpose shall consist of
a Member or Members from two-thirds of the States, and a Majority of all
the States shall be necessary to a Choice. In every Case, after the Choice of
the President, the Person having the greatest Number of Votes of the
Electors shall be the Vice President. But if there should remain two or more
who have equal Votes, the Senate shall chuse from them by Ballot the
Vice-President.) (This clause in parentheses was superseded by the 12th
Amendment.)
The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day
on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout
the United States.
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No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at
the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of
President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not
have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a
Resident within the United States.
(In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death,
Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said
Office, the same shall devolve on the Vice President, and the Congress may
by Law provide for the Case of Removal, Death, Resignation or Inability,
both of the President and Vice President, declaring what Officer shall then
act as President, and such Officer shall act accordingly, until the Disability
be removed, or a President shall be elected.) (This clause in parentheses
has been modified by the 20th and 25th Amendments.)
The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a
Compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the
Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within
that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.
Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following
Oath or Affirmation:
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of
President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve,
protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
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"Anger,LoriG.(PerkinsCoie)"
<lganger@perkinscoie.com>
12/22/200801:08PM
To
"Anger,LoriG.(PerkinsCoie)"<lganger@perkinscoie.com>
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bcc
Subject
PerkinsCoieEvent:PleaseJoinUsinCelebratingaHistoric
Inauguration


Perkins Coie and the Political Law Group invite you and a guest to a reception
marking the historic election and inauguration of President-elect Barack
Obama.
Speakers:
Thurston Clarke, author of "The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired
America" and "Ask Not: The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy and the Speech That Changed
America")
Perkins Coie partner Bob Bauer, General Counsel to the Obama presidential campaign
Messrs. Clarke and Bauer will discuss from historical and contemporary political perspectives what
distinguished the Obama campaign—how it was similar to, or different from, past Presidential
campaigns, particularly the l968 Kennedy campaign, noted for extraordinary citizen engagement and
participation.
When
:
Monday, January 19, 2009
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p m.
Wher
e:
The National Press Club
529 14th Street NW, 13th
Floor
Washington, D.C.
Kindly RSVP by Monday, January 12, 2009 by clicking a link below:

FOIA 2011-30 4-317
For addition information, contact Lori Anger at LGAnger@perkinscoie.com or
312.324.8685.

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"JenniferMarsico"
<Jennifer.Marsico@AEI.org>
12/22/200811:57AM
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InvitationtoJanuary7ElectionReformProjectlunch
Dear Matt,
On behalf of the AEI‐Brookings Election Reform Project, we would like to invite you to attend a small, 
private luncheon on Wednesday, January 7, 2009, on the topic of post‐election audits.  The speakers will 
be Dr. Lonna Atkeson, professor of political science at the University of New Mexico, and Dr. Michael 
Traugott, professor of political science at the University of Michigan. The lunch will be taking place at the 
Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, starting at 12:30 pm.  Additional information is attached.  
Please RSVP to (202) 862‐5899 or jennifer.marsico@aei.org.  We hope to see you on January 7!
 
Sincerely,
Norman Ornstein
Co‐Director
American Enterprise Institute
 
Thomas Mann   
Co‐Director
The Brookings Institution
 
John Fortier
Principal Contributor
American Enterprise Institute
 
 
 
 
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December 22, 2008


Dear Matt:
We invite you to attend a small, private luncheon on January 7, 2009, at 12:30 pm at the
Brookings Institution in Washington DC. The luncheon is part of the AEI-Brookings Election
Reform Project’s continuing series in which we invite EAC and FEC members, Hill staffers,
Justice Department officials, and other election reform experts to give short presentations about
an election reform topic followed by discussion with election reform policymakers.
The topic of the luncheon will be post-election audits, and the speakers will be Dr. Lonna
Atkeson, professor of political science at the University of New Mexico, and Dr. Michael
Traugott, professor of political science at the University of Michigan.
As you may know, the goal of the Election Reform Project, launched in February of 2006, is to
provide a forum for scholars, industry experts, and policymakers to discuss and coordinate the
national effort to ensure the fairness and reliability of elections in the United States. In addition
to regular luncheons, panels, and conferences, the Project maintains a website, available at
www.electionreformproject.org, which tracks research and news related to election reform.

We hope that you will join us on the 7
th
. Please RSVP to Jennifer Marsico at (202) 862-5899 or
jennifer.marsico@aei.org.



Sincerely,



Norman Ornstein Thomas Mann John Fortier
Co-Director Co-Director Principal Contributor
American Enterprise Institute The Brookings Institution American Enterprise Institute
 
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SecrétariatTerraNova
<secretariat@tnova.fr>
12/12/200811:31AM
To
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cc
"BenoitThirion"
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Subject
TerraNova-missiontostudyUSelection
Dear Commissioner Petersen,
Terra Nova, a new French political think tank founded in February 2008, is organising a taskforce
on the last US general election. We would be honoured if you would kindly meet with members of
this taskforce for one hour between the 15th and 19th of december to discuss with them your
views on US election regulations.

The aim of this task force is to identify innovations in US campaign strategies and to evaluate the extent
to which they can be implemented in France. In light of these elements, we will propose a modernisation
of the existing French regulatory framework. The taskforce will be comprised of specialists in the areas of
communication, internet, political strategy, opinion and media. Please find attached a general
presentation of the taskforce, and a list of its members.

This mission is non-partisan. We have secured the support of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs : a
member of its Policy Planning Staff (Centre d'analyse et de prévision) will be part of the mission. We have
also set up a partnership with the Center for American Progress, and with the German Marshal Fund of
the United States. Ségolène Royal's chief of staff during her bid to reach the presidency last year, as well
as her chief internet officer will be with us on this mission. The deputy-head of the French Socialist party
(Arnaud Montebourg) will also join us as an observer. This mission will surely contribute to reasserting
the ties between France and the US.

We hope you will agree to meet with the members of the taskforce and would be happy to discuss
the matter further with you at your convenience.
Sincerely yours,
Thomas Paga, Terra Nova www.tnova.fr ; 0033158361520

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PARTICIPANTS
Internet specialists (2) :
Nicolas VANBREMEERSCH, blogger – « Versac »
Benoit THIEULIN, founder of « La Netscouade »
Communication (1) :
Camille CROS, consultant – Euro RSCG C&O
Opinion polls (1) :
Bruno JEANBART, studies director - OpinionWay
Political strategy (2) :
Olivier FERRAND, president of Terra Nova
Camille PUTOIS, general-secretary - Médias et Régies Europe
Specialist of American politics (3):
Pauline PERETZ, consultant on transatlantic relations for the Policy
Planning at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Raffaello MATARAZZO, researcher at the Istituto Affari Internazionali
Natalie LA BALME, programme officer at the German Marshall Fund
Journalists (1) :
Pierre-Etienne POMMIER, producer - iPol
Support team in Washington :
Justin VAISSE, researcher at the Brookings Institution
Antoine MICHON, French embassy in Washington
Matt BROWNE, Center for American Progress
Benoît THIRION
Study group : « New campaigning
techniques: lessons from the 2008
American General Elections »
Team members
RAPPORTEUR
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Study group : « New campaigning
techniques : lessons from the 2008
American General Election »
Study innovations  in  campaigning techniques  used by  both
candidates  in  the  American  General  Election  (B.Obama and 
J.McCain)  :  strategy,  polling,  communication,  outlets (traditionnal
media,  internet,  party  activism)…Identify transposable  elements
and lessons to be learned for France.
Public report.
Press conference.
Diffusion  towards Members of  Parliament,  journalists and 
researchers.
The  results will be used by  our partners,  at their discretion,  with
their customers and associates.
OBJECTIVES
OUTLETS
PARTICIPANTS Pluridisciplinary and non‐partisan mission: see appendix
PARTNERSHIPS
Organisers :
TERRA NOVA
Partners :
A public affairs consulting firm: EURO RSCG C&O
A polling firm : OPINIONWAY
Internet specialists : LA NETSCOUADE, SPINTANK
THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
A French‐American institution: THE GERMAN MARSHALL FUND
American think tanks: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION, CENTER FOR 
AMERICAN PROGRESS
METHODS
Prefiguration mission in Washington, D.C. (november) :  
information retrieval, first contacts, preparatory work. 
2‐week study mission in Washington D.C. and in a major state 
(december) : interviews with campaign operatives. 
Writing of the final report (late december).
Presentation of the report (january 2009).
General presentation
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U.S.SupremeCourt-Bergv.Obama
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From: l'i1VVI'.obamacrimes.com This is news, but you do not
cover it. Why?
We understand everyone is eager to learn what occurred on
December 1, 200B, at the U.S. Supreme Court. There is a
rumor claiming Mr. Obama was Court Ordered by Justice
Souter to turn over his birth certificate by December 1,
2008. This is NOT true.
When a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari is filed the
Defendants automatically are given thirty (30) days to
respond. They are not required to respond. The end of thirty
(30) Days in the Berg v. Obama case was December 1,
2008. Keep in mind, the Defendants could have mailed in a
response to the Petition for Writ of Certiorari and the Court
allows approximately a week for mail. If this is the case, the
envelopes must be postmarked December 1, 2008.
In the afternoon, December 1, 2008, Lisa, Mr. Berg's Assistant
contacted the U.S. Supreme Court and spoke with the Clerk.
The Clerk informed Lisa Mr. Berg's Petition for Writ of
Certiorari would be distributed to all nine (9) Justices and a
conference should be set within ten (10) days. As I'm sure
you are aware, during the conference the Justices will
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discuss Mr. Berg's Petition for the Writ of Certiorari and
decide whether or not to grant or deny the Petition. It only
takes four (4) out of nine (9) Justices to agree t o grant Mr.
Berg's Petition for Writ of Certiorari. The Justices can also
make other Orders during the Conference.
Mr. Berg's Office also learned the Solicitor General is only
representing the Federal Election Commission.
Additional documents will be filed within the next couple of
days. All Legal briefs will be posted on our website, so please
continue checking back for updates.
Last Updated on Thursday, 04 December 2008 12:20
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"AudreeSchiefelbein"

11/23/200801:34AM
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CampaignAudit
Commissioner Matthew S. Petersen:
As a citizen of the United States of American and a military wife of 27 years, I demand that you
do an audit of the Obama campaign because of widespread fraud and illegal donors as reported
by Newsmax.com and other publications during the election season. It is totally ridiculous that
the McCain campaign will be audited but you will bury your head in the sand and let Obama get
away with breaking the law. He has gotten away with enough fraud, I demand that it stops
NOW.
Audree Schiefelbein

--
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"GeraldP.Brocato"

11/21/200809:22AM
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Recentpresidentialelection
Gerald P. Brocato





The Federal Election Commission
Washington DC.

Recent Presidential Election

Good Morning,

I am but one of many voters who are concerned over the presidential election
particularly the allegations of voter fraud and more importantly the amount of money
president-elect Obama collected and who were his campaign donors.

I sincerely hope that you are not going to sweep this under the rug for some willy-nilly
reason such as you do not have the authority to do so or something just as ridiculous. If
this is the case your office in itself is a fraud and should be abolished.

How can you in clear conscience NOT audit president-elect Obama’s contributions and
his donors? Considering the disparity between the amount of campaign contributions
Senator McCain received and the amount president-elect Obama received your
non-action should be grounds for your removal fro this position.

Your audit will either confirm what many suspect was a bought election or it will lie to
rest these suspicions. Your positive vote will also be historically in that you have done
your job in an admirable manner and removed the stigma of partisanship.

I respectfully request your response to my concerns.

Very truly yours,

Gerald Brocato


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11/20/200809:18PM
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CampaignContributions
Commissioner:

I am very concerned about the enormous amount of "small" campaign contributions (reportedly in the
hundreds of millions) which the Obama-Biden campaign received and then failed to acknowledge the
sources. For Americans to have confidence in the election process, all pertinent laws must be followed
and to ensure compliance, there must be accountability (audits). Please initiate appropriate actions that
will result in a full and complete accounting of this campaign. Thank you in advance for upholding your
sworn duties.

James T. Ferrell, Jr.
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11/20/200801:27PM
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Americashouldbegettingbetteratelectionsnotworse!
For the sake of the American people, the FEC must examine donations from foreign sources into
Obama's campaign.
The people have a right to the truth. The Government is supposed to work for the people.
Please do your best!
Thank You
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"MartinA"

11/04/200803:38PM
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ObamaCampaigncontributionsviagiftcard
Dear Commissioner Petersen:
 
                I request that you start the process of investigating all donations made to Barack Obama’s 
campaign via gift/check type cards.  These cards are almost untraceable and as such the donations made 
through them should have been rejected by the Obama campaign.  Other campaigns have rejected them 
and the technology to do so is readily available.  I have almost lost faith in our election process after 
learning of how the Obama campaign has disregarded all calls for open and verifiable donation 
information.  Please help!
 
Sincerely,
 
Pat Anderson
 
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Thomas_Griffith@cadc.uscourt
s.gov
10/29/200812:26PM
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Hopealliswell
Matt,
I hope all is well as you get adjusted to your new responsibilities.  
Congratulations, again.  
 
 
 

Best wishes,
Tom
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"MarkBecker"

10/25/200807:05PM
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FilingsfortheOfficeofthePresidentoftheUnitedStates
Commissioner Petersen: Have both major party candidates, i.e. Democrat and Republican, filed ALL
necessary legal forms and documents required of them to be qualified to run for the office of the
President of the United States? As today is October 25, 2008, and the election is November 4, 2008, I
request a timely response from your staff. Thank you, Mark Becker, .
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Johnwieder@
10/18/200805:39AM
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actnowbecauseoct20thafter5pm

Committee ID: C00448829
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10/13/2008

07/01/2008

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This complaint is urgent need to stop debate or
add john wieder for oct 20th, 2008
Also fox network may be involved

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10/06/200805:53PM
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KoreaNECdelegationswouldliketomeettheCommissioner

Dear Commissioner,
I , Seugnho Kim, work for t he Embassy of KOREA.
I am writ ing t his mail t o know whet her t he officials of t he Korean NEC(Nat ional Elect ion
Commission) whose j obs are same as yours could have an opport unit y t o visit t he FEC bet ween
3t h and 5t h of Nov.
They would like t o meet t he Commissioner and hear his excellent views regarding elect ion
syst em for less about an hour.
The delegat ions will be made up of 3 or 4, including Mr. Shin, Direct or of E-vot ing Bureau.
As a mat t er of fact, Korean NEC officials had periodically visit ed t he FEC every president ial
elect ion year in 2004, 2000, and 1996.
I n 2004, one of Korean NEC direct ors visit ed t he FEC and met t he Commissioner, David Mason.
The FEC, as far as t he Korean officials and I know, is t he most out st anding agency in t he field
of elect ion management.
Therefore, Korean officials would like t o visit and learn from you during elect ion season. Please
let t hem have a good opport unit y t o meet t he Commissioner.
Your cooperat ion would be great ly appreciat ed. I look forward t o hearing from you soon.
Sincerely,
Counsellor Seungho Kim
The Embassy of KOREA in D.C.
202-641-8725, 202-939-6483
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"Christie"

10/02/200809:16AM
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Dear Sir,

I am appalled at the lack of coverage on issues that relate to Obama.
He is enlisting Prosecutors and Sheriff's to his "truth squad" in Missouri and no one
appears very interested.

Now his foreign donations are coming into question and NO ONE will investigate it!!

http://www.spectator.org/dsp article.asp?art id=13981

Snip:

FUNNY MONEY
An auditor for the Federal Election Commission is attempting to have his bosses seek a
formal investigation into the collection by the Obama for President campaign of more
than $200 million in potentially illegal political donations, including millions of dollars of
illegal, foreign donations, and has sought a request for assistance from the Department
of Justice or Federal Bureau of Investigation. But the analyst's requests have largely
been ignored. "I can't get anyone to move. I believe we are looking at a hijacking of our
political system that makes the Clinton and Gore fundraising scandals pale in
comparison. And no one here wants to touch it."
One reasons cited by his superiors, says the analyst, is that involvement by the Justice Department or
FBI would be indicative of a criminal investigation, something the FEC would prefer not take place a
month before the presidential election. Such actions, though, have been used to scuttle Republican
campaigns in the past, the most famous being the Weinberger case in the days leading up to the 1992
re-election bid of President George H.W. Bush.
The analyst, who declines to be identified for fear of retribution, says that on four different occasions
in the past three months, he sought to open formal investigations into the Obama campaign's fundraising
techniques, but those investigations have been discouraged. "Without formal approval, I can't get the
resources I need, manpower, that kind of thing. This is a huge undertaking." And the analyst says that he
believes that campaign finance violations have occurred.

Where is the press on this?
While Gov. Palin is being crucified for not being able to name a Supreme Court Decision she doesn't
agree with, meanwhile there is the potential of 200 million in ILLEGAL donations and no one will
even look into it!

Will you?

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Lunch?
Matt and Carolyn – I’d like to take you up on your offer to get together for lunch. Tuesday, Thursday or
Friday work for me next week, or any day the week after. If one of those days is good for both of you, let
me know, and we’ll figure out a time and place.

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Hey Matt – good to meet you at the conventions this summer. I wanted to see if you are free for coffee
sometime next week, I wanted to get your thoughts on a few issues that I'm curious about. All
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Matt -

I just learned about your appointment as FEC Commissioner. Congratulations!

Good luck in your new position,

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Commissioner Peterson and Hunter,

A friend of mine sent me a website link that contains a story about the Obama campaign's
receiving massive amounts of illegal donations (foreigners, made up names, incorrect
information, massive number of small donations to avoid reporting requirements, and over the
limit donations).

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/08/obamas_donor_contributions_sil.html


Is any of this accurate? Is there an investigation into these claims?


Joseph Tornberg

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Commissioner Petersen,
Elliot Berke suggested I email you my resume directly, as I am interested in speaking with you about
potential opportunities at the FEC. I would like to be considered for possible openings in your office in
particular.










Congratulations on your nomination and confirmation and I look forward to hearing from you.
Best Regards,

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Dear Commissioner Petersen:

After 116 years, the Republican Party is returning to Minnesota to hold its national convention.
The 2008 Republican National Convention will be an exciting time for our Party, as we unveil
our new Platform as well as our Presidential nominee.

On behalf of Republican National Committee Chairman Robert M. “Mike” Duncan and
Co-Chairman Jo Ann Davidson, it is my pleasure to extend to you an invitation to attend the
2008 Republican National Convention held in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minn., Sept. 1-4, 2008.

For planning purposes, if you and your Executive Assistant would like to attend, please notify
Valerie Phillips in the RNC Counsel’s Office at 202-863-8638 or via e-mail,
vphillips@rnchq.org, as soon as possible.

As we have seen this year, the energy surrounding the 2008 general election is greater than ever
before. I hope you will join our Party for this historic occasion. I look forward to seeing you in
Minneapolis-Saint Paul.


Sincerely,
Blake Hall
General Counsel
Republican National Committee

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Introduction
Dear Chairman Petersen,
My name is Josh Israel and I am a reporter at the non-partisan, non-profit Center for Public Integrity.
Though I've been at the Center for about 3 1/2 years, I've only recently inherited the Center's money and
politics beat and am trying to learn the lay of the land. My colleague Aaron Mehta and I have written some
stories that have gotten decent notice (including an examination of Republicans for Choice PAC
http://www.publicintegrity.org/articles/entry/1876/ that was co-published by The Atlantic online and a look
at the money behind the Blue Dog Democrats http://www.publicintegrity.org/articles/entry/1572/ that was
a front-page story in Politico ).
With the various proposals in the pipeline to address CITIZENS UNITED , we're trying to get a sense of
how this will reshape the campaign finance universe and what will likely be the next steps.
Might you be willing to chat with us for a few minutes (perhaps we could buy you a cup of coffee or
whatever is convenient) at some point in the next few weeks for an off-the-record chat about your
thoughts on what areas we might want to be focusing on now?
We'd be very grateful for any suggestions you can give us.
Many thanks,
Josh Israel
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TheMissouriEthicsCommission(MEC)
Commissioner Petersen,
 
The MEC has responsibilities over campaign finance, conflict of interest, lobbyists, and personal financial 
disclosure in Missouri.  I am the Executive Director of the MEC and am interested in speaking with you, 
or the appropriate person, to learn more about your investigative process.
 
We are in the process of implementing new legislation and also our investigative work and I am 
interested in speaking with someone about this process at the FEC.
 
I appreciate your consideration of my email and time; thanks.  I look forward to hearing from your 
office!
 
Julie A. Allen, CPA, PMP
Executive Director
Missouri Ethics Commission
(573) 751-2020
julie.allen@mec.mo.gov
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