“…at least four votes are required for any official Commission action…”
As FEC Nears Shutdown, Priorities Such As Stopping Election Interference On Hold
August 30, 20195:00 AM ET
Barring some kind of miraculous last-minute reprieve, Friday will be the last business day that the Federal Election Commission will be able to function for quite a while, leaving the enforcement of federal campaign finance laws unattended ahead of the 2020 election. [….]
The Federal Election Commission web site:
Commissioners are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.
By law, no more than three Commissioners can represent the same political party, and at least four votes are required for any official Commission action. This structure was created to encourage nonpartisan decisions.
Commissioners serve in staggered six-year terms; two seats are subject to appointment every two years. The Chair of the Commission changes every year, with no member serving more than once per term. [….]
“…And they have a plan.”