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"I think the electorate is so cynical now about ethics and people are beginning to throw up their hands and say, my vote isn't going to make a difference," Bartoletti said. "When people stop caring about our democracy, that's when we start becoming an oligarchy."
"The laws are abysmal," said Barbara Bartoletti, legislative director of the League of Women Voters of New York State. "They're so gray and opaque that you can practically use campaign funds as a personal slush fund, and many lawmakers have."