In a letter dated April 5 and addressed to Governor Gary Johnson and Gary Johnson 2012, Inc., the Federal Election Commission states that it has “determined, after administrative review, that Governor Johnson and the Committee must repay $332,191 to the United States Treasury. Governor Johnson and the Committee must repay this amount within 30 calendar days after service of this determination.” Attached to the letter is a detailed statement of reasons, summarized as a finding that “the Committee used matching funds to defray non-qualified campaign expenses.”
On June 3, Independentvoting.org and its attorney, Harry Kresky, asked the Federal Election Commission to issue a new rule about general election presidential debates. Like the earlier request by Level the Playing Field, the request for a new rule seeks to expand entry into those debates.
The Federal Election Commission has posted “Federal Elections 2012″ on its web page. See here. This is the FEC’s book of election returns. The FEC does an excellent job of compiling the vote accurately for all candidates. The printed version will probably be available in a month.… Read more ...
The Green Papers lists possible electoral votes in each state. The source page also has each state’s ballot-qualified candidates and registered write-ins, as well as the FEC reported fundraising totals for each campaign.
In perhaps the most desperate sounding e-mail solicitation yet this election cycle, third party Libertarian candidate Bob Barrâ€™s campaign manager sent out a plea today to supporters to raise $15,000 each day this weekâ€”or else.
Under the subject line, â€œHave I said or done something to offend you?â€ Russ Verney writes, â€œYou see, I have to report that unless we receive and immediate cash infusion of $85,000, our progress will stop dead in its tracks.