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Money & Influence 08.9.2023

In a reversal, RI Board of Elections will now scrutinize Matos’ nomination signatures

John Marion on the Board of Elections decision to review Matos' nomination forms.

Money & Influence 08.9.2023

Critics slam R.I. congressional candidate for family-funded super PAC

John Marion, the executive director of Common Cause Rhode Island, said the FEC’s coordination rules and enforcement are “quite weak.”

Voting & Elections 08.9.2023

Spate of debates will give R.I. congressional candidates chances to carve off slices of support

John M. Marion, executive director of Common Cause Rhode Island, said the busy debate schedule will give candidates lots of chances to secure chunks of support in what is expected to be a low-turnout special election.

Money & Influence 08.8.2023

Campaign finance violations are soaring. Here’s why that’s not a bad thing.

Though campaign finance violations have increased in 2023, John Marion explains why that is proof that Rhode Island's system is working.

Voting & Elections 08.2.2023

BOE: Not enough time to review alleged signature fraud

State election panel affirms the process worked despite ongoing investigation

Voting & Elections 08.1.2023

After Matos scandal, R.I. Board of Elections urged to investigate all signatures

John Marion talks about the signature matching system in Rhode Island.

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