Liberal Democrat Vote Fraud

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Thursday, October 28, 2004

Yahoo! News - FEC OKs Unlimited Donations for Recounts

Thu Oct 28, 4:00 PM ET Politics - AP

By SHARON THEIMER, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - Presidential and congressional candidates can raise unlimited donations to finance recounts as President Bush (news - web sites) and Al Gore (news - web sites) did for their high-stakes Florida dispute in 2000.

Four of the Federal Election Commission (news - web sites)'s six members said Thursday that the FEC's long-standing rule on recount fund raising remains in effect, which means federal candidates can set up separate recount funds and finance them with unlimited donations from individual contributors. Candidates cannot accept corporate, union or foreign money.

The FEC's guidance was issued informally in comments by a majority of the commission's members. The commission stopped short of issuing a formal advisory opinion on the matter after a Senate candidate withdrew his request for one.

At issue was what effect, if any, a 2002 campaign finance law had on recount fund raising. The law prohibits national party committees and presidential and congressional candidates from raising corporate, union and unlimited contributions for election costs.

The Bush campaign has argued that nothing in the law affects recount fund raising. The law's sponsors and campaign finance watchdogs have told the FEC they believe the new restrictions do apply to recounts, and that candidates should only be able to collect contributions of up to $2,000 from individuals and $5,000 from political action committees for recount expenses.

Commissioner Ellen Weintraub said that even though the FEC didn't issue a formal opinion on recount fund raising, it was important for candidates to know where a majority of commissioners stood.

"I think it's worth telling people it's not worth filing those complaints" should their opponents raise unlimited individual donations for recounts, Weintraub said.

While Weintraub was among at least four commissioners concluding the old rule stands for this election, she said she would be open to siding with the law's sponsors and limiting recount donations should the FEC take up the issue again after the 2004 election.

[ Well, looks like this will guarantee that these recount fiasco's will be with us into the future, as far as the eye can see :( ]


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