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.
LOCK HER UP!!!!
Can’t believe they haven’t done it already, but then she is a Democrat, who are all above the nations laws. Enough already.
I say that should she be found guilty that the state should consider throwing her from office. That should be the MINIMUM for such a blatant violation of law. The other thing that MUST be done is to publish the supporters names and companies that violated the law, and then publish her largest legal benefactors names as well as their companies.
IF people are upset they can VOTE WITH THEIR MONEY.
he DOJ willhandle it like COvid Deaths Whitmore caused with Seniors – The DOJ wil not invvesitigate
isn’t she one of those great governors that killed older people by letting the sick in nursing homes.. Notice I say sick because I am not sure all of the people had covid but letting in any sickness in nursing homes is bad and any 3 year old knows this. She should be on trial for murder and this campaign stuff is just childs play. It is illegal, as everyhting this b..ch does but it is small potatoes compaired to evrything else illegal she has done.
The communist democrat cult party members have deep pockets, all the while claiming they are like the little people and for the little people. (jim crow, kkk, lynching, blm, Antifa, all come from the communist democrat cult party)
It’s most unfortunate that Gretchen Whitmer can’t be removed — one of the flaws of an elected consort, although there are organizations from which an unsuitable person can be removed!
Meantime, Whitmer should be remembered as having created havoc in Congress and treated accordingly!