Obama, Clinton finance reports overwhelm FEC computers
Posted: 27 May 2008 07:30 PM CDT
What a terrible problem to have
Yet its had another consequence that has gone all but
unnoticed. The campaign finance reports filed by Obama and
Clinton have grown so massive that theyve strained the
capacity of the Federal Election Commission, good government
groups, the media and even software applications to process
and make sense of the data.
A milestone of sorts was reached earlier this year, when
Obama, the Illinois senator whose revolutionary online
fundraising has overwhelmed Clinton, filed an electronic
fundraising report so large it could not be processed by
popular basic spreadsheet applications like Microsoft Excel
2003 and Lotus 1-2-3.