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Alternative Fact of the Week: Mitch McConnell's election reform freak-out

Alternative Fact of the Week: Mitch McConnell's election reform freak-out

Imagine legislation that would require big-time political campaign organizations like super PACs to disclose the names of major donors. Or what about if this same measure before Congress made Election Day a federal holiday? Or created a mechanism wherein citizens were automatically registered to vote? And what if, to top it all off, that bill required candidates for the nation’s highest office to release at least 10 years of tax returns?

Well, you don’t have to imagine. The bill in question is H.R. 1 and it’s headed for approval this week in the U.S. House of...

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