From Tennessee Citizen Action:
…the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance heard a campaign finance complaint brought by Tennessee Citizen Action involving four Metro Nashville School Board candidates and out-of-state dark money group Stand for Children. Unfortunately for the principle of fair, transparent elections, the Registry’s decision appeared rigged from the start and the ultimate outcome was a dismissal of the complaint in the face of strong evidence violations occurred.
“We are profoundly disappointed in the Registry’s unwillingness to hold candidates and dark money groups accountable,” said Andy Spears, Executive Director of Tennessee Citizen Action. “It seems clear the outcome was pre-determined and the Registry’s members simply ruled in favor of those with the right political connections.”
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