Ann Ravel

New America Foundation

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Ann Ravel is a fellow at the New America Foundation. She is a former chair of both the Federal Election Commission and the California Fair Political Practices Commission.

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It's now common knowledge that Russia tried to influence last year's election in favor of Donald Trump. What was the role of social media?

Measuring Russian meddling in 'likes' and 're-tweets'

It's now common knowledge that Russia tried to influence last year's election in favor of Donald Trump. What was the role of social media?

from To the Point

Ann Ravel, one of the Democratic members of the Federal Election Commission, has resigned in protest to the agency’s failure to enforce campaign finance laws.

Ann Ravel on the future of campaign finance reform and why she resigned from the FEC

Ann Ravel, one of the Democratic members of the Federal Election Commission, has resigned in protest to the agency’s failure to enforce campaign finance laws.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Federal Election Commission, divided between three Democrats and three Republicans, is supposed to regulate the way political money is raised and spent.

Dysfunction at the FEC

The Federal Election Commission, divided between three Democrats and three Republicans, is supposed to regulate the way political money is raised and spent.

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