The comment period for the FEC’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. FEC closed yesterday. Select comments are posted below.
UPDATE: The FEC posted all comments on Jan. 26 (click through to 2014-01). Commissioner Weintraub reported that “over 32,000 commenters” had spoken. Our own rough count shows that roughly 18,000 of these commenters submitted a form email through the League of Women Voters.
Commissioner Weintraub on the comments received: “I’m really interested in the individual comments. . . . What I think is most interesting is the level of passion we’re seeing from the general public on these issues. People really do care about this, that they’re getting a raw deal and that their democracy is taken away from them from people who are more wealthy.”