Christy Clark's name tag and Starbucks

Wild west: How B.C. lobbyists are breaking one of the province’s few political donation rules

Via The Globe and Mail: “With no limits on political donations in B.C., the provincial Liberals [who are actually conservatives] raised an astonishing $12-million last year. One alarming source: Lobbyists are giving tens of thousands of dollars in their own name – and some power brokers are breaking one of the few rules the province has in place. Kathy Tomlinson reports.

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Oregon Republican Party claims responsibility for robocalls about inactive voters

“County clerks around Oregon are being ‘overwhelmed’ by calls from concerned voters who have received automated robocalls erroneously telling them that their voter registration may be inactive and that their ballot may not be counted,” reports The Register-Guard of Eugene, Oregon. Oregon Republicans have admitted they’re behind the calls; Democrats are demanding the Republicans cease their voter suppression activities immediately and disclose who they’ve already called.