DeBlasio Campaign In Trouble After Being Accused Of Multiple Federal Campaign Finance Violations
One has to ask themself why in the world would anyone with a brain cell even consider voting for New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio for president. I mean, he is a complete failure and frankly a pompous asshole.
That being said, De Blasio’s 2020 Democratic presidential campaign is in hot water after being accused this week of multiple federal financial violations, The National Sentinel reports.
Of course! He’s as corrupt as they come!
The non-partisan Campaign Legal Center filed a complaint on Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission alleging that De Blasio’s campaign has violated several federal rules by playing a “shell game” in order to hide unethical pre-financing of the campaign as he was still in an exploratory phase, Politico reported.
“By concocting this shell game, de Blasio allowed donors to give above and beyond legal contribution limits by routing money through a federal and state PAC, in apparent violation of federal campaign finance law,” the CLC wrote in a statement on its website.
The group notes that a number of wealthy supporters who have donated cash and have given the maximum legal primary amount of $2,800 to the mayor’s 2020 campaign have also given as much as $5,000 to a pair of political action committees that spent money “laying the groundwork for de Blasio’s presidential run” before he actually jumped into the crowded Democratic field.
The CLC said that the shady financial behavior “left voters in the dark about the extent and sources of the candidate’s support,” as “at least 25 donors had exceeded legal limits by nearly 300%.”
“Fairness PAC and NY Fairness PAC paid for hundreds of thousands of dollars in staff, polling, and travel to early primary states in the months before de Blasio formally announced his candidacy,” CLC noted in its statement.
“Any expenditures made while ‘testing the waters’ for a presidential run — along with contributions that paid for the expenses — must be reported to the FEC, so that the public has a clear view of the facts necessary to properly evaluate candidates for office and to cast an informed vote,” the organization added.
“However, de Blasio 2020’s first report, filed last month, reported some of the testing-the-waters expenditures paid for by the two PACs, but failed to report any of the contributors,” it said. Read The Rest At Right Wing Tribune
Editor’s Note: De Blasio, just like every other America Citizen, is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.