Gretchen Whitmer Gets Slapped With Campaign Finance Violation

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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has some explaining to do. A conservative group filed lodged a formal complaint against the Democrat governor accusing her of subverting campaign finance laws.

The Washington Examiner reports:

The Michigan Freedom Fund, which “fights to champion conservative policies on behalf of Michigan taxpayers,” filed a complaint Wednesday with Michigan’s Bureau of Elections outlining Whitmer’s “illegal scheme … to evade and eviscerate Michigan candidate contribution limits,” arguing contributions from at least 154 individual donors to Whitmer’s campaign violate state election laws.

“The Whitmer Campaign has admitted to these wholesale violations of the MCFA’s contribution limitations, but claims that there is an exception to contribution limits for officeholders facing a recall election,” Victoria Sachs, executive director of the MFF, said in the complaint, which was reviewed by the Washington Examiner. “However, even if such an exception exists, there is no recall of Governor Whitmer currently being actively sought, a condition precedent to any claim to the potential contribution limit exception for recall elections. Whitmer’s illegal scheme is inconsistent with the text and purpose of the [Michigan Campaign Finance Act], absurd, unfair, and could not have been intended by the Legislature.”

Sachs said a recall of Whitmer is not being “actively” sought because “to actively seek a recall election, [a committee] must first get petition approval from the State Board of Canvassers then collect 1,062,647 signatures from registered voters within 60 days.”

“Governor Whitmer’s scandal plagued Spring has led to sinking poll numbers and growing calls for her to be removed as Governor, but an upset constituency is not the legal standard here. In fact, there are no political committees that are or were actively seeking the recall of Governor Whitmer,” the complaint continued, calling on the Bureau of Elections to “swiftly investigate the Whitmer Campaign’s illegal circumvention of the contribution limits” to ensure other candidates don’t “also take advantage of the newly created ‘Whitmer Loophole!!'”

Earlier in the week news broke that Whitmer has pulled in a record fundraising haul of $8.6 million from Jan. 1 to July 20. However, the individual amount someone can normally donate is limited to $7,150 per person Whitmer was able to use a loophole to circumvent campaign finance laws.



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Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor
1 month ago

That loophole was known when the law was written or the writer and those who voted for it were totally stupid. When it comes to feathering their own nest they certainly know where to look so criminal charges cannot be gotten.

Donna Crowell
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert Taylor

Soros funding by funneling.

James B Jacobs
James B Jacobs
1 month ago

What are they going to do about it. Let me guess, NOTHING. Will she be re-elected? Probably. After all she is a politician, a Democrat politician.

gary thibodeaux
1 month ago
Reply to  James B Jacobs

You Americans did let the anti-American democrats get away with voter fraud, so fraudulent election from now on to put in more and more anti-American democrats in office to get away with anything and everything corruptible, allowing them to get wealth all while screwing the taxpayers overt , so it is just as much YOUR fault Americans as the anti-American democrats!

Donna Crowell
1 month ago

She’s going down,I never voted for her.

charles A wilkins
charles A wilkins
1 month ago

Just another democrat husband wife team who think they are above rules and laws.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
1 month ago

Making recalls impossible leaves citizens with only two alternatives. Torches and pitchforks.

Pgb
Pgb
1 month ago

Here’s hoping Mrs. Whitmer gets her day in court, and LOSES!

Stephen Weiss
1 month ago

She’s a Democrat…..Jeez, laws are for the little people, not special Democrat Politicians.

She can flaunt any law she chooses, because she is above all, a Democrat, and they are above the law. What is it people don’t understand?

charles A wilkins
charles A wilkins
1 month ago

More democrat follies,The clown act continues, Pelosi an Biden Follies continue,
Pelosi an Biden two political hacks, Pelosi now thinks she runs the House and also Senate, Biden thinks he is also Governor of Texas, are they now trying to form their own government? Sorry, you two old farts, you have lost your minds, they know the house will be republican soon, ,the investigations will begin, the corruption of both will be well known to all. The Democrat party will become lost in time, just as their KKK was lost in time for democrat history. Both are in so far over their mental capabilities, IQ levels any cognitive control screens. Most Biden executive orders are illegal, most Pelosi edicts are worthless, just like most of San Francisco has become desolate to real Americans. There are so many law suits against the Biden administration he has to hire more and more layers at the tax payor’s expense ,what a way to govern, Biden follies will continue right up till he is impeached or resigns, The Biden covid border invasion continues up until Americans begin to die, criminal charges will be pending.

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