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    Corporate Funds spent on Super Political Action Committees

    Representatives from a coalition of groups held a news conference to announce their campaign to target companies that use corporate funds to contribute to super political action committees…

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    Money and Campaigns

    Campaign finance experts talked about the role of money in campaigns and American politics, and they answered questions from audience members. Charlie Cook in his remarks said that…

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    Abolishing the Electoral College

    A panel discussion was held on the National Popular Vote Plan. Under the plan states would join a binding agreement to allocate all of their electoral votes to the candidate who receives…

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    Voting Machines

    Panelists talked about the use and reliability of new technologies and voting machines in the 2004 presidential election. Among the topics they addressed were the operation of differing…

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    Lobbying Reform

    Representatives of seven government watchdog organizations outlined a proposal for a lobbying reform package that would address the failures that made the recent scandal involving lobbyist…

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    America's Election Process

    Panelists talked about voting procedures in the 2004 elections. Among the topics they addressed were voter registration, the operation of voting machines and new technologies, rules for…

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    Polling Place Operations & Workers

    Panelists talked about polling place operations in the 2004 presidential elections and allegations of voter suppression and intimidation. Among the topics they addressed were documenting…

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    Absentee Ballots

    Panelists talked about absentee balloting procedures in different states. Among the topics they addressed were reported incidents of improper counting, handling of absentee ballots, and…

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    Voter Suppression and Intimidation

    Panelists talked about voting procedures in the 2004 presidential election and charges of voter intimidation and suppression in several locations. Among the topics they addressed were…

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    Provisional Ballots

    Panelists talked about the use of provisional ballots in the 2004 presidential elections. Among the topics they addressed were various laws and regulations governing the counting…

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    Campaign Finance Reform Town Hall Meeting

    Senators Feingold and McCain, authors of campaign finance reform legislation, held a town hall meeting in New Orleans. Mr. Harshbarger and the members of Congress spoke about the need for…

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    Campaign Finance Policy Challenge

    Participants talked to reporters about their complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission charging that Republican and Democratic Parties were trying to circumvent new legislation banning the…

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    Rally for Campaign Finance Reform

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    Broadcast Spectrum Allocation

    Common Cause representatives and others released a report on broadcast spectrum allocation titled “Channeling Influence.” The report examines how major U.S. broadcasters have lobbied to…

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    Presidential Campaign Law Violations

    Common Cause representatives briefed reporters on their allegations against both the Dole and Clinton campaigns for violating federal election laws in their campaign financing. They called…

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    Self Government at Home: Challenges of 1990s

    This panel discussion was hosted by Common Cause as the opening forum of their 20th anniversary conference. The focus was on the structure and effectiveness of the United States government…

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    Self Government at Home:An Informed Citizenry

    This panel discussion was hosted by Common Cause and addressed the role of the press as it pertains to an informed electorate and the issue of self government. The panel was part of the…

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    U.S. in a Changing World

    Common Cause sponsored a panel discussion on the role of the United States in the changing world. Participants discussed the implications of economic reforms in the Soviet Union and…

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