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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