Sanders Campaign BUSTED by the FEC for Illegal Contributions!
Democrats apparently say ‘do as I say, not as I do’. The Sanders campaign has been caught red-handed accepting illegal contributions. They will have to return all the illegal money. What do you think about Bernie’s campaign breaking the law?
Remember when conservative author Dinesh D’Souza was arrested for violating campaign finance law and liberals gloated about it, saying he got what he deserved?
Yeah, well, apparently they didn’t heed their own advice about obeying the law….
Thousands of contributions to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ campaign in January violated federal campaign finance laws, election regulators said on Thursday.
The Federal Election Commission sent a letter to the Democratic presidential candidate’s campaign committee on Thursday with a 90-page spreadsheet listing 3,457 “excessive, prohibited, and impermissible contributions.”
The campaign’s January financial disclosure filing listed contributions from foreign nationals and unregistered political committees, the FEC said. Other contributions came from donors who exceeded the $2,700 per-election limit.
“Although the Commission may take further legal action concerning the acceptance of [excessive or prohibited] contributions, your prompt action to refund the prohibited amount will be taken into consideration,” the FEC told the campaign.
Sanders’ campaign has relied on small-dollar individual contributions to a far greater extent than any other presidential campaign, including the Super PAC- and dark money-fueled efforts of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
Some of the campaign’s legal problems stem from enthusiasm for Sanders’ candidacy from foreign nationals, many of whom have publicly revealed donations to the campaign in violation of U.S. election laws.
“I am German, live in Germany and just donated to Bernie Sanders’ campaign on www.BernieSanders.com simply using my credit card—Is this illegal in any way?” asked a user on the website Quora.
If you are going to run for President and present yourself as a person of integrity, you’d better make sure your campaign finances are above board. Democrats love forcing campaign finance reform legislation on everyone else, they just don’t love abiding by it themselves…a uniquely Socialist idea. When Socialists are in power, they force others to live a certain way but don’t live that way themselves. Just one more evidence of the many reasons that Socialism is an inherently bad system.
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