Fairly Flawed: Analysis of the 2009 Fair Elections Now Act

This CCP study examines proposed legislation in Congress (H.R. 1826 and S. 752), the “Fair Elections Now Act,” which aims to fund congressional races with taxpayer subsidies. The analysis uses data from states with similar taxpayer financing programs and academic studies to determine whether the proposed program can meet the stated goals in the legislation. It concludes that the program will be both prohibitively expensive and unlikely to meet its stated goals.


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