‘Lame duck’ FEC unable to enforce election rules

Beset by a long-term vacancy and ridden with deadlock, the Federal Elections Commission has become seen as mostly dysfunctional, unable to carry out its task of enforcing rules regarding elections and electoral finance.

A recent column in CQ Roll Call referred to the FEC as a lame-duck, a reference to the fact that the terms for every remaining member are about to expire, and it goes on to point out a growing backlog of work and even the ability to even determine when violations occur.

Host Carmen Russell-Sluchansky spoke with the author of that column, Eliza Newlin Carney, who is also a staff writer for CQ Roll Call covering lobbying and influence, to discuss the story.

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Carmen is a multimedia journalist based in Washington, DC whose work has appeared in a variety of outlets including National Geographic, NBC News, the BBC, Asia! Magazine, The China Post, Chicago Tribune and Orlando Sentinel.