“A North Dakota court has preliminarily upheld the first-ever use of an unmanned drone to assist in the arrest of an American citizen.” US News & World Report, 8/2/12
The summary reads: “The Commission concluded that skimmerhat’s proposed platform would be permissible under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended, (the Act) and Commission regulations.”
And, that’s pretty much that.
After many, many months of researching, writing, editing, conference-calling, and waiting, the FEC voted 6-0 in favor of skimmerhat’s advisory opinion request. Cue the music and let the bubbly flow.
The AO approval is no small order. Since our business model takes us into Federal elections, dealing with the FEC was an inevitability. And, getting the blessing from the FEC is a huge hurdle in avoiding any sort of future complications with election law.
So, yeah…we’re pretty stoked.
If you want to read the final draft of the Advisory Opinion Response, go here for the minutes from the meeting.
Thanks to everybody who made this happen. And, thanks you all of you for your continuing support.