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Thu Oct 10, 2019, 05:02 PM

Repukes again going for ouster of FEC Chair (Weintraub)




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I will not be silenced.

The independence of the United States Federal Election Commission will not be compromised.

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This new complaint covers the same ground as one filed in 2017. That one was found to be absolutely baseless:

"Report of Investigation INV-17-04,” Federal Election Commission Office of Inspector General(December 21, 2017):

https://www.fec.gov/documents/1776/FEC_OIG_report_investigation_INV-17-04_2017-12-04.pdf

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Key quote, from p. 10:

“As a government employee, Commissioner Weintraub is tasked with ensuring the public the integrity of the government and as a FEC Commissioner she is to ensure campaign finance laws are administered….”

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“…The OIG investigation disclosed that Commissioners have been allowed to express their opinions and make statements in the past to reporters and at conferences, and author articles on a variety of election topics…”

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“…(voting trends, women’s rights, foreign elections and political agendas), without being disciplined or found to violate 5 C.F.R. Part 2635 standards.”

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My response then and now:

“It is absolutely within my official duties as a federal election official to comment publicly on any aspect of the integrity of federal elections in the United States. I will not be silenced.”

https://beta.fec.gov/resources/about-fec/commissioners/weintraub/statements/2017-02-21-ELW-statement.pdf

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