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Mark Harris on Government Reform

 

 


Supports regulating indirect campaign contributions

Q: Campaign Finance: Require political ads to disclose largest funders? Stand on Citizens United decision, allowing unlimited political donations from corporations & unions?

Dan McCready (D): Yes. "Will fight to rid our politics of dark & corporate money." "Will work to overturn Citizens United."

Mark Harris (R): No stand found on disclosure. Supports regulating indirect campaign contributions.

Source: CampusElect.org 2018 Issue Guides: Congress NC-9th district , Oct 9, 2018

Sanctity of ballot box is essential; Federal guidelines ok

Q: Do you have concerns about the level of cyber security and integrity of our democratic election systems?

Mark Harris: The sanctity of the ballot box is essential to our democracy, and federal government lays out the guidelines for how our elections are conducted via HAVA, but leave the decisions on what systems and how/when people can vote up to the states. The notion that the federal government or states are not monitoring rogue state actions and "hackers" attempts to sway or change our elections seems misguided to me. Much like terrorism, it is the events we do not hear about that are keeping us all safe.

Source: League of Women Voters 2018 House NC-9 Questionnaire , Sep 9, 2018

More disclosure & less regulation of campaign finance

Q: What changes should be made to the presidential and congressional campaign financing systems?

A: I believe we need more disclosure and less regulation. Political speech is free speech, and as long as we know who is influencing our elections, I believe individuals should be able to express their opinions freely. The current system actually makes it easier to hide the money influencing our elections, such as the donors who have propped up my opponents' campaign to the tune of $250,000+.

Source: League of Women Voters 2018 House NC-9 Questionnaire , Sep 9, 2018

2017-18 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Government Reform: Mark Harris on other issues:
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