Report: Chris McDaniel campaign violated campaign finance laws


Tom Dougherty of Practical Politicking has the details.

However, it appears Tyner and his team are not the only ones connected with McDaniel’s campaign to use creative mathematics; his finance committee did too, and in the process they violated FEC campaign finance laws. At issue is the requirement that a campaign must always have more cash-on-hand than the total amount of the contributions they have received that have been designated for the general election.


More on the above chart:

Every row highlighted in red represents a day on which cash-on-hand was less than general election designated contributions. According to an FEC examiner I spoke with, who confirmed that the law is clear when it states “cash on hand was at all times greater than or equal to the sum of general election contributions …”, it matters not that the campaign was in compliance on some days. What matters is that they were out of compliance on any day, and McDaniel’s campaign was in violation of the law on more than one day.

More charts and details on the methodology used to come up with the numbers can be found at Practical Politicking.

Disclosure: I am an occasional guest blogger at Practical Politicking.

Jeff Quinton

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