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  • FEC Chairman: Trump campaign bringing 'legitimate accusations' of election fraud to court

    11/21/2020 11:48:55 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 53 replies
    Just The News ^ | Updated: November 21, 2020 - 1:27AM | Carrie Sheffield
    The Trump campaign is bringing "legitimate accusations" to court through affidavits of credible witnesses and other evidence used in its challenges to electoral outcomes in various states, Federal Election Commission Chairman Trey Trainor said.Trainor said his review of evidence, including numerous affidavits claiming voter fraud and a sworn statement by a prominent mathematician flagging up to 100,000 Pennsylvania ballots, met first level of legal scrutiny under what's known as motion to dismiss or "Rule 12(b)(6)" of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which would dismiss less credible claims.Noting subsequent legal threshold beyond a "motion to dismiss" is the "summary judgment...
  • President of the Federal Election Commission Drops Bombshell: ‘This election is unconstitutional, the referendum has not been open, and this election is invalid.’

    11/12/2020 8:08:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 114 replies
    Recently Heard ^ | 11/12/2020 | Rajesh Khanna
    The Chief Electoral Officer of the Federal Election Commission made a Bombshell statement, saying that, from what he saw in Pennsylvania, and news that he had come from elsewhere in the world, this election was unconstitutional.It’s very explosive news. The Chief Electoral Officer, Trey Trainor, has stated that, in his expert view, “the referendum has not been open” and “this election is invalid.”He dropped the bomb on the liberal news media in Newsmax as he revealed that he claimed: “that there was election fraud in some areas.”There is no valid justification at all to refuse observers’ access to the...
  • FEC Chairman Trey Trainor: “I Do Believe There Is Fraud in These Places — If The Law Is Not Followed It Makes This an Illegitimate Election”

    11/11/2020 2:20:32 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 21 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/11/20
    The chairman of the Federal Election Commission Trey Trainor said on Friday voter fraud is taking place in states still counting ballots. During a Friday appearance on Newsmax TV’s “National Report,” Trainor said locations not granting observers access to watch the ballot counting process could be involved in voter fraud. Trainor told Newsmax what is obvious to anyone paying attention, “I do believe that there is voter fraud taking place in these places. Otherwise they would allow the observers to go in.”
  • Trey Trainor to Newsmax TV: Voter Fraud Is Taking Place - FEDERAL ELECTIONS COMMISSION CHAIR

    11/11/2020 12:39:54 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/6/20 | Marisa Herman
    Chair of the Federal Election Commission Trey Trainor believes voter fraud is taking place in states still counting ballots. During a Friday appearance on Newsmax TV’s “National Report,” Trainor said locations not granting observers access to watch the ballot counting process could be involved in voter fraud. “I do believe that there is voter fraud taking place in these places,” he said. “Otherwise they would allow the observers to go in.” Despite winning a court order, which allows the Trump campaign to send observers to watch ballot counting in Pennsylvania from six feet away, Trainor said ballot watchers “have not been...
  • FLASHBACK 2010: Biden 2008 presidential campaign penalized $219,000 [kickbacks]

    10/20/2020 10:22:11 PM PDT · by Fedora · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07/17/2010
    Vice President Joe Biden’s 2008 presidential campaign has been ordered to pay a $219,000 penalty for improperly accepting a discounted private plane flight and taking individual campaign contributions above the legal limit, according to the Federal Election Commission. . .The audit showed that Biden’s campaign accepted an improper corporate contribution -- round-trip flights for three people between New Hampshire and Iowa on a private airplane in June 2007. The audit did not identify the three people. Biden’s campaign understated the value of the flights, reimbursing a company called GEH Air Transportation at too low a rate, according to the FEC...
  • Hawley asks FEC to probe Twitter, FB for potential violations on Post censorship

    10/14/2020 6:42:32 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 14, 2020 | 5:22pm | Tamar Lapin
    Sen. Josh Hawley on Wednesday demanded that the Federal Election Commission investigate Twitter and Facebook for possibly violation campaign-finance law by censoring The Post’s reporting on emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop. The Missouri Republican wrote in a letter to the FEC that the social media giants’ “active suppression of public speech” regarding The Post’s article would appear to constitute a contribution to Joe Biden’s campaign under federal law. Federal law prohibits any corporation from making a contribution to a federal candidate for office.
  • FEC Complaint Filed Against Facebook for Federal Election Campaign Violations

    10/08/2020 4:20:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 6 October, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    John Crump, a regular journalist for AmmoLand News, and Gun Owners of America have filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging violations of provisions of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 by Facebook, the company. The complaint alleges Facebook (FB), and/or Agence France-Presse (AFP), and Kamala Harris, the candidate for Vice President on the 2020 Democratic ticket, have violated the Federal Election Campaign Act act in the following ways. From the complaint: 1. the prohibition on corporations making in-kind contributions (see 52 U.S.C. §§ 30101(8), 30118);2. the limitations on making coordinated expenditures (52 U.S.C. § 30116(a)(7));3....
  • Network of news sites must register as a political committee due to Democratic links, complaint alleges

    09/03/2020 11:00:54 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies
    greenwichtime.com ^ | September 3, 2020 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee, The Washington Post
    WASHINGTON - A new complaint filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission alleges that a national network of local media websites must register as a political committee because of its ties to a Democratic-aligned group.Courier Newsroom, which includes seven news sites concentrated in presidential swing states,is backed by ACRONYM, a politically active nonprofit run by Democratic strategist Tara McGowan.Federal election laws and regulations do not apply to media outlets unless they are "owned or controlled by" a political party, committee or candidate and are acting as a media outlet rather than a political one.But the complaint, filed by Americans for...
  • Facebook bans pro-Trump super PAC from advertising on its platform

    08/06/2020 5:16:24 PM PDT · by Boomer · 37 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 8/6/2020 | Lucas Manfredi
    Facebook announced Thursday that it will ban pro-Trump super PAC, The Committee to Defend The President, from buying ads on its platform. “As a result of the Committee to Defend the President’s repeated sharing of content determined by third-party fact-checkers to be false, they will not be permitted to advertise for a period of time on our platform,” Facebook Policy communications director Andy Stone told FOX Business in a statement. The page will lose advertising privileges for a minimum of 90 days. The advertising ban will take effect on August 10, and would end around November 1.
  • BLM Co-Founder Appears To Violate IRS Laws On CNN

    06/28/2020 5:33:43 AM PDT · by gattaca · 54 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 26, 2020 | Elle Reynolds
    A co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network weighed in on the 2020 election, in an apparent violation of Internal Revenue Service laws prohibiting 501(c)(3) organizations from engaging in campaign activity. Patrisse Cullors, in her official capacity as a co-founder of the BLM Global Network, told CNN on June 19 that “our goal is to get Trump out.” “Trump not only needs to not be in office in November but he should resign now,” she insisted. “Trump needs to be out of office. He is not fit for office.” According to the IRS, a 501(c)(3) organization “may not participate...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Donations to BLM Are Funneled Through Democrat Related ActBlue and Handled by Organization Led By Member of Weather Underground Terrorist Group

    06/25/2020 8:15:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/25/2020 | Joe Hoft
    We reported on May 30th the recent riots in Democrat-led cities around the country were coordinated and related to three main groups: 1) US based Islamist Organizations, 2) Domestic terrorists, and 3) Others related to the Democrat Party. Today we uncover a fourth major contributor, a Clinton pardoned member of the Weather Underground, Susan Rosenberg. There clearly was no reason for the mass riots taking place around the country after the death of the individual at the hands of the police in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Everyone who saw the police brutality was appalled and outraged at the sight of the policeman...
  • Twitter: Trump's Minnesota tweet violated rules on violence

    05/29/2020 1:06:21 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 63 replies
    Axios ^ | May 29, 2020 | Ina Fried
    Twitter said Friday morning that a tweet from President Trump in which he threatened shooting in response to civil unrest in Minneapolis violated the company's rules. The company said it was leaving the tweet up in the public interest. Why it matters: The move exacerbates tensions between Twitter and Trump over the company's authority to label or limit his speech and, conversely, the president's authority to dictate rules for a private company.
  • Charge Twitter with a campaign finance violation

    05/29/2020 4:08:04 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 29 2020 | Jacob Dreizin
    This piece will not provide a deep historical background of the Trump-Twitter dispute. We know what is going on. After years of ignoring propaganda, misinformation, threats, and slander from “bad actors” such as China, Iran, evil corporations, leftist Jew-haters, Michael Avenatti, Hillary Clinton, the Covington accusers, and all the many Democrat-aligned perpetrators of the Russia Collusion Hoax, Twitter has finally made a move, five months before our Presidential Election, to attempt to humiliate Mr. Trump and challenge him on his facts, specifically on a potentially life-or-death matter of electoral survival for the Democrat Party. A desperate gamble chiefly attributable to...
  • Indiana Governor To Churches: Worship As I Say Or Be Shut Down

    04/10/2020 8:29:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 10, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    The governor is telling Christians how worship must be done and with stricter rules than for all other public gatherings. That is none of his damned business. It is a fundamental aspect of constitutional law and historic American practice that no government may tell citizens how to worship. How one worships is a sacred duty that our laws and traditions have reserved entirely to the individual’s conscience, completely outside of the bounds of government interference.Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, however, has decided that this natural right secured in both the Indiana and national constitutions is something he is allowed to waive...
  • Treasurer of Multiple Political Action Committees Sentenced for Filing False Reports with the FEC

    02/21/2020 3:14:41 PM PST · by ransomnote
    justice.gov ^ | February 21, 2020 | DOJ
    A Virginia political consultant who served as the treasurer of multiple Political Action Committees (PACs) was sentenced today to one year and a day in prison followed by two years of supervised release for lying to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) about approximately $32,500 in payments of Political Action Committee (PAC) money that he directed to himself and a close friend.Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger of the Eastern District of Virginia, and Assistant Director in Charge Timothy R. Slater of the FBI’s Washington Field Office made the...
  • Michael Bloomberg Isn’t Really Running For President, And That Should Worry You

    01/29/2020 10:52:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    The Federalist, ^ | January 29, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    The staff, the ad spending, the campaigning -- Michael Bloomberg was going to do all of this to defeat President Donald Trump already. Doing it as a 'candidate' excempts him from limits on PACs and political donations. There is very good reason to believe Michael Bloomberg isn’t actually running for president.Of course, there is plenty of evidence to the contrary. For one, he declared he is. He’s also hired more than 1,000 staff and is still expanding, offering salaries far above campaign averages. This week, he became the first of the declared candidates to have campaigned in all 14 states...
  • Watchdog files FEC complaint against pro-Sanders nonprofit

    01/22/2020 12:19:15 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 22, 2020 | By BRIAN SLODYSKO
    The watchdog group Common Cause filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday, alleging that Our Revolution, a political nonprofit organization founded by Bernie Sanders, violated campaign finance law by accepting donations in excess of federal limits while boosting his White House ambitions. The complaint comes after The Associated Press reported earlier this month about the donations. Our Revolution has denied any wrongdoing. A spokesman declined to comment. Sanders’ campaign also did not respond to a request for comment. The campaign finance act says groups established by federal officeholders or candidates cannot raise money for federal electoral activity...
  • Left-wing Groups Reject Bipartisan Plea for Fully Functional FEC

    01/13/2020 6:54:49 PM PST · by Missouri gal · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 13, 2020 | Andrew Kerr
    A coalition of mostly left-wing groups Monday rejected a bipartisan call for the immediate nomination and confirmation of six new members of the Federal Election Commission. The FEC has only three active members on its six member board, rendering it unable to meet its four member quorum to enforce campaign finance laws.
  • Two Giuliani associates linked to Ukraine investigations indicted on campaign finance charges

    10/10/2019 7:52:39 AM PDT · by maxtheripper · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/10/19 | Ronn Blitzer | Fox News
    "Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman are accused of using a limited liability company to make political contributions related to American elections, in violation of FEC prohibitions against contributions from foreign nationals. Both men have been linked to Giuliani’s efforts to conduct investigations in Ukraine." “Parnas and Fruman, who had no significant prior history of political donations, sought to advance their personal financial interests and the political interests of at least one Ukrainian government official with whom they were working,” the indictment says."
  • Planned Parenthood announces record-high election spending ahead of 2020

    10/09/2019 11:08:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 9, 2019 | by Kate Smith
    Planned Parenthood announced on Wednesday it plans to spend at least $45 million ahead of the 2020 elections, the most it has ever spent during an election cycle. The push comes as abortion rights are under assault across the Midwest and South, with state lawmakers passing abortion bans and restrictions aimed at capturing the attention of the Supreme Court. The investment intends to fund large-scale grassroots programs and canvassing, digital, television, radio and mail programs in battleground states across the country, according to a press release. Planned Parenthood Votes, the independent expenditure political committee arm of the reproductive health giant,...