Sen. Apodaca proposes bill to end public election funds

State Sen. Tom Apodaca has filed a bill to eliminate public funds for political parties and judicial elections as well as the voter-owned elections fund.

The funds all provide matching dollars to candidates, parties and campaigns that meet a certain threshold and accept strict fund-raising and spending limits, and are intended to “protect the constitutional rights of voters and candidates from the detrimental effects of increasingly large amounts of money being raised and spent in North Carolina to influence the outcome of elections.” Revenues from the voter-owned elections fund also go to print the official election guides the State Board of Elections distributes.

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  1. Lamont Cranston

    Well isn’t that interesting… The Tea Bag/Republicans take both the state House and Senate and accomplish their gerrymandering objective, and lo and behold..They don’t want to open themselves to possibly losing them again due to the financing of candidates from another party (HINT: DEMOCRATIC Party)! Where was this joker’s voice when Art Pope and other big money from the outside were buying up the NC state legislator elections back in 2010 and subsequently bragging about it??

    Chirp, chirp, chirp……….Quiet like the crickets in summer.

    Get rid of the Tea Bag/Republican children in Raleigh and let’s bring North Carolina back on track to stay in the 21st century, and not go back to the 19th century with backward, and myopic fiscal and social policies.

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