The California Fair Political Practices Commission is mulling over the idea of allowing citizens to use texting as a way of making political donations. We can already donation to a slew of charities via text, so why no politicians, parties, and/or political action committees? Politico reports:
The California effort comes after the Federal Election Commission issued an advisory opinion in November recommending against a proposal by CTIA-The Wireless Association to allow small contributions to federal campaigns through text messages. At the time, the FEC said it was concerned that text contributions would make it more difficult to determine whether corporate funds were being used for political contributions or to keep anonymous donors from exceeding the $50 reporting thresholds.
If passed, this would make California the first state to allow such a rule. A cap of $50 would be placed on text donations similar to the one put on anonymous donors.