I'm not sure that I am understanding your question/statement. The political file IS required to be uploaded going forward but the old political stuff does not have to be uploaded now. It does have to be maintained in paper form until everything ages out at 2 years old.
If I recall the story correctly, the requirement to upload old political file materials was removed due to the short retention time and in fear that lots of sensitive financial information would get published in the reams of paper that are some big station political files.
On the LPFM Political File front... Are LPFM's not exempt "Reasonable Access" rules like NCEs are? I know that If I were an LPFM (or any other non-comm for that matter), I would be scared to death to see a politician walk in the door... It appears to me to be a very, very thin line between right and wrong in the NCE political underwriting world.