Are reporters and reformers skirting the truth by suggesting – and even stating flatly – that the Easley campaign and the Democratic Party skirted the law?
As I understand it, coordinated campaigns are not a loophole – or a way around the law. They are actually encouraged by the law.
The law was written to explicitly foster party-building – and activities like getting out the vote.
You may not like the law. You may think it should be changed. But that doesn’t mean coordinated campaigns are by definition illegal – or unethical.