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Trump’s PAC may be “a textbook example of a political slush fund” says Issue One’s Meredith McGehee as group raises $31.5 million in less than 8 weeks

A campaign finance report filed on Sunday night shows that Save America PAC, a leadership PAC formed by President Donald Trump on Nov. 9 that has few restrictions on how it spends the money it raises, collected a jaw-dropping $31.5 million from donors between its creation and the end of 2020. That’s the equivalent of roughly $600,000 every day of

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Issue One expands communications team, hires Cory Combs to lead media relations

Communications professional Cory Combs this week joined Issue One as its new senior communications manager.  Combs will manage Issue One’s media relation efforts, including serving as the main point of contact for reporters seeking comment from Issue One officials, as well as members of Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus and National Council on Election Integrity. “As we build up our communications

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Bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity urges Americans to “refrain from violence”

In the wake of the FBI announcing that right-wing militias are planning activities in Washington, D.C., and state capitals across the country ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, the National Council on Election Integrity — a bipartisan group of more than 40 former elected officials, former Cabinet secretaries, retired military officials, and civic leaders — issued the following

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Issue One joins 70 groups in urging Congress to impeach President Trump, praises corporations’ decisions to withhold campaign contributions

Issue One today joined with 70 other organizations in calling for the U.S. House of Representatives to act immediately to impeach President Trump for his role in inciting last week’s violent attack on the Capitol. “President Trump must be removed from office immediately and prevented from ever serving in public office again. Our organizations strongly urge you to begin this

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Bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity condemns violence in D.C. as “un-American and reprehensible,” calls for attacks on our democracy to end

In the wake of a violent mob storming the U.S. Capitol and disrupting today’s joint session of Congress to count the Electoral College votes, the National Council on Election Integrity — a bipartisan group of more than 40 former elected officials, former Cabinet secretaries, retired military officials, and civic leaders — issued the following statement:  “Today was a dark day

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“Attempts to Overturn the Will of the People Must Stop,” Says Bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity in Wake of Electoral College Vote

The bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity — a group of more than 40 former elected officials, former Cabinet secretaries, retired military officials, and civic leaders — issued the following statement today in the wake of the Electoral College’s affirmation of the results of the 2020 presidential election: “The American people have spoken. The Electoral College has voted. It’s time

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Issue One praises Congress for passing new bipartisan corporate transparency measure, which may help shine a light on political dark money

Issue One today praised Congress for including a new corporate transparency provision targeting secretive shell companies in the newly passed annual defense policy bill. “This new corporate transparency provision passed by Congress with bipartisan support will help shine a light on the owners of secretive shell companies. By adopting this measure, Congress has given the Federal Election Commission and other

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Issue One statement on Federal Election Commission regaining a quorum

Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee issued the following statement after the Senate voted today to confirm three new commissioners to the Federal Election Commission (FEC): “After being sidelined for the majority of the 2020 election because it lacked the quorum necessary to conduct most official business, it’s good news that the FEC can get back to work and begin

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Bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity: “It’s time for all Americans — including President Trump — to accept the election results.”

The bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity — a group of more than 40 former elected officials, former Cabinet secretaries, retired military officials, and civic leaders — issued the following statement in the wake of yesterday’s 46-minute speech by President Donald Trump in which he continued to sow doubts about the integrity of the election: “Trump administration officials from Attorney

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Issue One raises concerns about two individuals nominated to serve on Federal Election Commission

With the Senate Rules Committee expected to soon vote on the nominations of three lawyers who have been nominated to fill vacancies on the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee issued the following statement: “It is a travesty that the FEC has lacked the quorum necessary to conduct official business for the majority of the 2020

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