ABSTRACT

Federal Role in U.S. Campaigns and Elections: An Overview [September 4, 2018]   [open pdf - 1MB]

"Since the 2016 election cycle, the policy community has focused on what roles the federal government plays--or could play--in protecting U.S. elections from foreign interference. Recent reports suggest that attempts to interfere with the 2018 election cycle also are under way. Congress is responsible for overseeing the federal presence in campaigns and elections, both with respect to traditional policy challenges and new ones. This report is intended to help Congress understand how the statutes and agencies it has created affect U.S. campaigns and elections. Currently, no single agency or statute provides overarching coordination. As this report shows, at least 22 congressional committees; 17 federal departments or independent agencies (plus the Intelligence Community and the federal judiciary); 9 federal statutes; and several constitutional provisions can affect the federal role in campaigns and elections."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R45302
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2018-09-04
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