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Sun Jan 19, 2020, 06:16 PM

Okla. senators want MAGA license plates -- which might violate federal campaign finance rules

Source: Washington Post

Okla. senators want MAGA license plates — which might violate federal campaign finance rules

By Katie Mettler
1/18/2020, 8:00:42 a.m.

Two Republican state senators in Oklahoma want to make room on the roadways for President Trump’s brand — in a move that might be in violation of federal campaign finance rules.

State Sens. Nathan Dahm and Marty Quinn proposed new specialty license plates this week that would read “Make America Great Again” and “Keep America Great,” the two rallying slogans that Trump has used in his 2016 and 2020 bids for the White House, respectively.

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Although the money collected from purchases of the Trump plate would go to veteran groups and not Trump’s reelection campaign, the proposal could still violate campaign finance laws if the state uses taxpayer dollars or resources to make the plates.

“These are political slogans,” said Richard Briffault, a professor at Columbia Law School. “This has the look and feel of using state resources to support a political candidate, which seems improper . . . and possibly illegal.”

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/01/18/okla-senators-want-maga-license-plates-which-might-violate-federal-campaign-finance-rules/

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Reply Okla. senators want MAGA license plates -- which might violate federal campaign finance rules (Original post)
Eugene Jan 19 OP
Thomas Hurt Jan 19 #1
CaptYossarian Jan 20 #4
Skittles Jan 19 #2
Girard442 Jan 19 #3
Toorich Jan 20 #5

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 06:21 PM

1. We don't want huge portraits of Dear Leader on buildings everywhere...

we just want to be a traveling ad venue for his christofascist newspeak.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 20, 2020, 08:03 AM

4. Just wait until he's on every form of money, both paper and coin.

Right now he only qualifies for the $3 bill.

The license plate idea might backfire. In 2008, there was a story about a guy rammed off the road in TN for having an Obama bumper sticker.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 06:25 PM

2. oh not only no, HELL NO

there's ENOUGH ROAD RAGE ALREADY

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 06:35 PM

3. Next up: "Gott mit Uns."

With or without swastika — your choice.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jan 20, 2020, 11:32 AM

5. Rudy working on a win-win for us?

Since the Tangerine Turd claims he is not accepting his salary, Rudy can negotiate a temporary
"Hands Off" the United States Postal Service policy. In exchange, tRump's face goes on every
stamp and tRump would receive a 10% fee for the use of his likeness.

Hitler's bag man, Martin Bormann cut a similar deal for Adolph.

The Tangerine turd would be happy and we'd get to keep our postal service.

Win-win?

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