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That's why I find it so puzzling that no one is asking why partisan political groups are applying for non-profit status in the first place.

Because political groups are allowed to apply for non-profit status under 501(c)(4). Many political activities fall within the definition of social welfare - advocating for political outcomes, lobbying legislation, registering voters and increasing awareness of various issues. They're even allowed to engage in election-related activity up to a point. They're just not allowed to be primarily involved in election activity.

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