Skip to comments.Why desantis has waited to declare he's running for president, and how he's committing campaign fraud.
Posted on 05/21/2023 3:21:32 PM PDT by backpacker_c
Friends of ron desantis was a soft money pac created to seek donations and fund his re-election for governor.
This pac was also what desantis has planned on using, to illegally convert and use to fund his run for president.
FEC campaign laws say it is illegal to convert state level campaign donations to use in federal offices, and regulations concerning limits and fund raising for federal offices are stricter than many states.
desantis appears to have deliberately lied and hidden his intent to run for president, and delayed any announcement, in part to avoid FEC campaign laws regarding running for federal office/president.
As noted, FEC places limits on campaign fund raising, stricter than states concerning campaign contributions for state offices.
Thus, desantis' biggest problem was how he was going campaign for governor, and fund his presidential run.
To do so, desantis has had to lie about his intent to running for president, and avoid saying anything about his actual announcement to run for presidency.
This was to avoid having any contributions falling under the FEC regulations.
FOR (friends of ron desantis) had raised over $200 million for spending on re-election desantis, of which, with continued campaign fund raising since his re-election, contains somewhere between $85-100 million.
desantis has already started to fraudulently convert this $85-100 million to fund his presidential campaign.
This money is what is considered soft money, and is covered by the bipartisan mccain-feingold act.
This act says soft money, which is money raised outside of federal campaign regulations, can not be used in federal elections.
What desantis is doing, is fraudulantly laundering the money.
desantis has removed his name from the FOR pac.
DeSantis cuts ties with Florida PAC in closest step toward presidential bid yet
The pac has now changed it's name and statement, from friends of ron desantis, to empowered parents.
DeSantis takes major step ahead of expected presidential bid
The next step is the new pac, empowered parents, will then transfer the $85-100 million to a federal campaign pac to fund desantis' run for president.
Think that won't happen?
Well, desantis is taking cues and following what rep. byron donalds did, in transfering 100's of thousands from a state pac, to a federal one, and the FEC deadlocked on taking action in that case.
DeSantis allies could shift $86 million to help him run for president as watchdogs cry foul
The FEC Needs to Take a Harder Line on Soft Money
Is desantis going to get away with lying, and deliberatly committing campaign fraud?
We will have to see.
Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act
Florida Campaign documents
1/05/18 pac statement of organization - organized as Friends of ron desantis, and list organized to support desantis
5/15/23 pac statement of organization - renamed to empower parents pac, and now no name supported
Note: please bump thread and distribute this information on why desantis has lied and delayed announcing his intent to run for president. Thanks.
And he has been bought out and paid for, by the GOPe, and big money.
Since he's whole intent to run for re-election as governor has been a lie, and appears to have always planned to run for president, why believe anything else about him?
I do not understand this sniping against DeSantis on FR. If he runs fine. The winner of the nomination will be stronger because of it.
I appreciate your passion for Trump but NOT your reasoning.
Your mileage can vary.
How are you going to know if he's telling the truth about anything?
because DeSantis is backed by deep state money trying to divide MAGA and denying any fraud took place where the election was STOLEN from Trump. He’s not an honest broker.
FR ain’t what it used to be ...
Trump told his lapdogs to attack DeSantis 24/7, so they’re taking a break from giving him a reach-around to do that every chance they get.
Are you literally comparing DeSantis’s honesty to Trump’s? Seriously?
Let’s all gang up on our good Republicans. It’s outrageous what is happening to him. It’s called a PRIMARY so we have a choice. This has been happening since 2018. Somehow if you don’t swear blind allegiance to the Trump endorsed candidate you are a piece of gum on the bottom of a shoe. If we keep this up we will be the minority Party until there is no more America. Anyone who says a Democrat is better than a RINO should look at Arizona. This crazy veto queen Governor is hell bent on ruining this State. She was a terrible candidate. Even with the cheating we should have won this by a mile. All I am saying we don’t have to destroy each other during the Primaries. Desantis is not the enemy.
I don’t know that to be the case at all. President Trump or Governor Ron DeSantis either one will get my vote in the general.
Have you shared your documentation with that New York grand jury, or that New York lawyer, or that lawyer in Georgia?
I understand they will go after a Republican at the drop of a hat.
FR ain’t what it used to be ...
No it’s not. People have become a lot smarter at understanding the shell game that has been American politics for as long as I can remember. They’ve gotten better at recognizing Establishment candidates than they used to.
I have a question for you.
We know Trump was criminally set up, we know corrupt top officials in these government agencies were criminally undermining and attacking Trump and his associates, 24/7 for 7 years, and then attempted to destabilize and overthrow his administration. And we all know this influenced the last election. We know this.
And DeSantis’ response to all this high treason against Trump is to run AGAINST Trump?
Do you find that a bit alarming or odd?
If you support desantis, defend his lies and deceptive actions
Do you want people to selectively follow and break what ever laws and regulations they want?
Or is it only that desantis can break lie and break the law, because he's who you like?
Or is it only that desantis can lie and break the law, because he's who you like?
I don’t trust DeSantis. He has a “sneaky vibe” about him and doesn’t appear genuine at all.
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No, it is not illegal to transfer funds to run for one office. It is perfectly normal for a candidate running for office to wait and see how well he’s able to round up supporters before announcing. EVERY senator or governor who ever ran for president did so. And yes, Trump waited longer than most candidates in 2016, waiting until mid-June.
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