After Functioning for 28 Days, U.S. Election Regulator Will Be Powerless Again – The New York Times – AKA: Koch Brothers buy out commissioner to cripple agency that monitors elections.

Ms. Hunter, whose resignation will take effect July 3, said that she planned to join Stand Together, a philanthropic organization founded by the billionaire Charles G. Koch. She has served on the commission since 2008, when President George W. Bush nominated her to the post. Her term technically expired in April 2013, and she and two fellow commissioners — one Democrat and one independent — have continued to serve beyond their respective terms while waiting for the president and the Senate to replace or renominate them.