Tennessee Democratic Party Misreported Millions In Campaign Funds

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The Tennessee Democratic Party will pay a six-figure fine after admitting to misreporting millions in campaign funds during the 2016 election cycle.  

According to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), commissioners voted in January that they had “reason to believe that the Tennessee Democratic Party violated” the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 by “failing to report total receipts and disbursements,” and “failing to maintain monthly payroll logs.” 

They found that “during the 2016 election cycle, the [Party] Committee failed to disclose receipts and disbursements totaling $2,739,911 on its original reports filed with the commission.” Though the state democrats eventually filed amended reports disclosing $2,444,107, they didn’t disclose the missing $295,804 until the FEC audited their records. 

The documents stated that the liberals did not bother to itemize “$1,509,766 in contributions” from joint fundraising activity that exceeded the $200 itemization threshold, nor did they correctly report an “unitemized $78,999 fundraising contribution.”

The Dems settled the investigation with a $103,000 fine for the cumulative $3,677,981 in misreported activity and committed to attend mandatory reporting training. 

FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub doesn’t think that the fine was steep enough. “These extensive violations merited a higher penalty,” the Democratic appointee stated. 

“The penalty in this matter deviates from and is below what the Commission would normally seek or accept,” she wrote on August 27. “Fair, proportionate, and consistent penalties are a hallmark of a credible enforcement program.”

Weintraub noted that the “penalty in this matter deviates from and is below what the Commission would normally seek or accept,” which will not deter the Tennesse Democrats from committing the same violations in the future.  

“Inconsistent and inappropriately low penalties such as the one in this matter amount to little more than the cost of doing business,” she concluded.



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Wharf Rat
Wharf Rat
1 month ago

Democrats! Enough said.

mofromtn
mofromtn
1 month ago
Reply to  Wharf Rat

Pretty much says it all for me also. I have always wanted to say this to someone. A friend asked what a Wharf Rat was, I said” Well they don’t fly around in Star Ships and don’t answer to “Willard” LOL You hit a Bingo, Wharf

MMquel
MMquel
1 month ago
Reply to  Wharf Rat

ABSOLUTELY CORRECT!

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 month ago
Reply to  MMquel

You backed the loser.

anniedawn
1 month ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Nope. Do you believe a good President destroys a country. Biden in 8 months has done more damage to America than Carter did in four years. The blood that is already flowing in Afghanistan is on Biden and his lackey’s hands. YOU BACKED A LOSER.

Harold McKoon
Harold McKoon
1 month ago

The small fine isn’t enough to change this type of behavior. They should have been fined 1 million dollars, as that will get their and any other political parties attention to not lie, cheat and steal. If they aren’t crying loudly, then it wasn’t harsh enough.

vladimir
vladimir
1 month ago
Reply to  Harold McKoon

globalists and their puppets; $oro$ and the demonrat criminal party will make the hard working American tax payer pay their fine for them .

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 month ago
Reply to  vladimir

Globalism is so scary.
Is God a Globalist?
Should I fear Him?

Ruckweiler
Ruckweiler
1 month ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

No, the Lord is a Universalist.” Fear? As in reverance and honoring Him? Yes.

Grace
Grace
1 month ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Albert Hess is a Soros Globalist puppet.

trumpwon
trumpwon
1 month ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Braindead, or just brainwashed, askin for a friend…

anniedawn
1 month ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

God isn’t a globalist but Hitler was.

Donna e brazel
Donna e brazel
1 month ago
Reply to  Harold McKoon

even a large fine wouldn’t stop them from cheating. Its their way of live.. they CHEAT at everything .

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 month ago
Reply to  Donna e brazel

Only the weak get cheated.
Trump was cheated out his election.
Trump is weak.

Anne
Anne
1 month ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

How Nazi of you Mr Hess.

trumpwon
trumpwon
1 month ago
Reply to  Donna e brazel

Exactly because if they don’t cheat, and steal, they know the commie pukes wouldn’t win another election evvverrrr!

Linda Hrynyk
Linda Hrynyk
1 month ago
Reply to  Harold McKoon

Watch the dirty Dems deduct the fine as a business expense.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 month ago
Reply to  Linda Hrynyk

Busisness expense deductions.
Isn’t that for Manhattan apartments, Mercedes leases and private schools that cost six times the minimum wage.
Those dirty bastards.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 month ago
Reply to  Harold McKoon

Better yet executed.
Take back America..
America for Americans.
Not scum like like Black Lives Matter, ANTIFA, and Blue Lives Matter.

F F Tramutola Jr.
F F Tramutola Jr.
1 month ago

There ISNT a member of the party of SHIT ( democrats ) who is a traitor to country and constitution. Step one, revoke ALL CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. Step two, REMOVE FROM STOLEN OFFICE. Step three, arrest, indict, try, convict EXECUTE!

vladimir
vladimir
1 month ago

1,000,000 upvotes .

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 month ago
Reply to  vladimir

You must be rich.

Camus
Camus
1 month ago

Big deal, Soros will pay the fine in return for electing a couple more judges.

Annie
Annie
1 month ago
Reply to  Camus

The American taxpayer will pay the fine…these organisms needs to suffer the consequences of their own corruption….

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 month ago
Reply to  Annie

Trump Inc. corruption too.

Yomama
Yomama
1 month ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Funny how they couldnt find anything huh??you stupid troll

Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
1 month ago

What’s the problem? Aren’t DIMMS free to do whatever they want? Laws don’t apply to them because they are “for the people.” (TFIC)

charles A wilkins
charles A wilkins
1 month ago

More democrat corruption ,why is it not jail time???

vladimir
vladimir
1 month ago

globalists and globalist puppets; $oro$ and barry soetoro and his husband big MIKE appointed all the correct criminals to the correct positions to protect all their criminals and the truth is going to hurt the globalist puppet, moderators little feelings .

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 month ago

To put Democrats in jail you have to be a winner.
Are you tired of winning yet?

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 month ago

Because the Republicans are weak.
They let Sleepy Old Joe steal the election.
Republicans are pukes, MAGAot infested pukes.

Yomama
Yomama
1 month ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Ya,yer guys a real winner.pos communist demensia riddin scumbag,JUST LIKE YOU

charles A wilkins
charles A wilkins
1 month ago

National epidemic of democrats continues,Biden’s Plans are National Security risk,Under the new left’s thinking for our Country, it should not seen unreasonable to exchange, joe biden for any hostages left behind, all things coinsidered, it should be OK, we left fellow Americans our allies behind, in a war zone right? That was OK . We left 80 billion dollars of hard earned tax payor equipment behind, for no good reason, guess what, that was OK too. The only problem is that the Taliban probably wants him less then we do, as you can easily see their is no justification to why biden, his generals or his cabinet heads, to make the unAmerican decisions they did.

vladimir
vladimir
1 month ago

What less to expect from globalists and their puppets; $oro$ and demonrat criminal party and media . . . . .

lizzardman
1 month ago

The filthy leftists rely on their communist allies to pay these absolutely inconsequential fines while they chip away at our rights and crush our electorial system. The only way to stop this is to incarcerate all the way to the top. Soros, Bloomberg, Steyer and the other treasonous billionaires must be precluded from protecting the criminals who circumvent our election laws!

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 month ago
Reply to  lizzardman

Wow great buzz word rate.

Colline
Colline
1 month ago

Every patriot needs to stand up to these Democrats! We have to start running for office all the way from Board Rooms to Congress and Senate to even getting Federal Jobs to stop the corruption and giving money as much as we can to put the right people in office. Not just complain about what is going on but Pray and do whatever we can to Safe America! God Bless America

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 month ago
Reply to  Colline

Does God love Trump?
Hate Biden?

anniedawn
1 month ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

God must love Trump. God proves Trump RIGHT every time. Biden drops in the crap hole every time. Last eight months have been real losers for Biden.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 month ago
Reply to  Colline

By putting the right people in office do you mean people who think like you or do you mean people who think like the majority of the people?
The really ugly side of democracy.

Colleen Mara
Colleen Mara
1 month ago

That is all the democrats do is lie, steal, and cheat, they way of life and they do not care because they are communist-Marxists! Not the party of JFK!!!

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 month ago
Reply to  Colleen Mara

JFK killed 50,000 of our finest in Vietnam.
Let Cuba fall to the Communists.
Had continuous extra martial sex.
Divided America.
JFK, Trump, scumbags.

Bill
1 month ago

No surprise here folks. The surprise is, this was the 2016 election cycle, and it is 2021? Come on, this is the political world we live in.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 month ago
Reply to  Bill

Why did it take the Republicans so long to to figure out what was going on in a Republican state?
Incompetence?
Weakness?
Slow in the head?

cactusbob
cactusbob
1 month ago

This fraud and violation of election rules is nothing compared to the Democrats’ destruction of our military. The unforgivable methods used in the withdrawal from Afghanistan are only a small example of how the military is being neutralized by the Biden Administration. The pamphlet “Disloyal: How the military brass is betraying our country,” by Daniel Greenfield. The Critical Race Theory is apparently well-established within the military, and General Milley is largely responsible. The book is available through the David Horowitz Freedom Center.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 month ago
Reply to  cactusbob

What should have been done differently to get our troops out of Afaganistan?
Send in the Marines?
Shock and Awe
Infinite drone strikes?
The joys of collateral damage.
Joe Biden ended a twenty year lost war in seven short months.
And you want to argue style points
If Trump had won how many boots would we have on the ground today?
Trump lost 62 troops in his term of office.
Biden lost 13.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 month ago
Reply to  cactusbob

Critical Race Theory examines the interaction of the races.
It explodes the notion of the brutality of slavery.
Slavery was nothing more than an opportunity for African young people to get a free boat ride to America and an unpaid internship in the dynamic agriculture industry.
They were trained in all the latest technology.
They all got good paying jobs, with benefits.
That is the complete Critical Race Theory story.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 month ago
Reply to  cactusbob

Who was the jerk who hired the Critical Race Theorist to be the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff?
Has the jerk been fired?
Exiled to New Jersey?

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 month ago
Reply to  cactusbob

If it is in book form it must be true.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 month ago

God Dam piece of fecal matterDemocrats.
We know where they live.
Where there precious daughters go to school.

Tim
Tim
1 month ago

Once again, it’s pays to cheat,they should have to pay far more for their cheating ways!

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 month ago
Reply to  Tim

Once again weak people get cheated.
Trump is so weak.
When was the last time he won a court case.
His next win?

Coni
Coni
1 month ago

Is there ANYTHING the Democrats do or say or propose that DOESN’T involve LYING, CHEATING or CORRUPTION? Is there ANYTHING the Democrats do that is HONEST or PRO American? Is there ANYTHING the Democrats do that ISN’T self serving? Is there ANYTHING the Democrats do that is LEGAL? Is there ANYTHING the Democrats do that doesn’t fall into the category named FRAUD? Asking for a friend ….

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 month ago
Reply to  Coni

Translation – you backed a loser who gets stolen from,

Corruptionhater
Corruptionhater
1 month ago

Damned corrupt Democrats. Every one of em’

Casey
Casey
1 month ago

And, AS USUAL, nothing will be done about it.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 month ago
Reply to  Casey

Because the Republicans are too weak to do anything about it.
Disgusting yellow bellyed pukes.

Ruckweiler
Ruckweiler
1 month ago

Of course, I am awaiting the usual lament “Trump did it.”

Larry Wayne Larson
Larry Wayne Larson
1 month ago

This in itself is fraud, in an election the left claims is the most honest in history.

Elsin
Elsin
1 month ago

NO. NoT ThE DEMOCRATS. Not in a dirty nasty campagn scheme. I don’t believe it. It’s too bad they were t fined even more. The dirty rotten cheats

Anne
Anne
1 month ago

I wonder who’s hands got greased and let the dems off easy?

Sandy
Sandy
1 month ago

So, who’s going to jail?

Yomama
Yomama
1 month ago

So they pay a small 6 figure fine.its donated or laundered moneys,means nothing to them.they just fk over everybody,dont care,and get away with it.the doj is a joke now.a woke partisan joke

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