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  • How Washington starves its election watchdog; Bickering, backlogs – even Chinese hackers

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    How Washington starves its election watchdog; Bickering, backlogs – even Chinese hackers

    By Dave Levinthal
    Center for Public Integrity
    Just after the federal government shut down Oct. 1, and one of the government’s more dysfunctional agencies stopped functioning altogether, Chinese hackers picked their moment to attack. They waylaid the Federal Election Commission’s networks. They crashed computer systems that publicly disclose how billions of dollars are raised and spent each election cycle by candidates, parties and political action committees.

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