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2014 midterms

The GOP allegedly used fake Twitter accounts to skirt campaign finance laws

The Republican Party and outside groups used phony Twitter accounts to secretly — and perhaps illegally — share polling data ahead of the midterm elections, according to a big CNN scoop.

The National Republican Campaign Committee and at least two outside groups — Karl Rove's super PAC American Crossroads, and American Action Network — utilized the accounts. Though the information was technically posted in public view, it could still represent a violation of campaign finance restrictions that bar coordination between campaigns and outside groups.

The Twitter accounts vanished after CNN contacted the groups involved, all of which declined to comment for the story. Read the whole CNN article here.