Illegal Corporate Election Tampering

Bob Ferguson is on a roll.  As previously discussed he sued the lobbying giant Grocery Manufacturers Association for violating campaign laws in failing to disclose the extent of its $14 million campaign against a ballot initiative which would have required genetically modified foods and seeds to be labeled as such.  He just won a $1.1 million award against the illegal corporate campaign (which regrettably prevailed in the election).

The next question is whether the is a sufficient disincentive to prevent illegal corporate election tampering. GMS paid $14 million to the campaign.  Having to pay $1.1 million after winning might well be seen as worth it by corporate interests.

Illegal Corporate Election Tampering

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