June 15, 2016 •
FEC Dismisses Complaints Over Foreign Contributions in North Dakota
Earlier this month, the Federal Election Commission dismissed complaints against two North Dakota Republican leaders regarding foreign campaign contributions received from a Canadian businessman.
The Federal Election Campaign Act bars foreign nationals from making financial donations in connection with federal, state or local elections.
The politicians claim they accepted the contributions based on incorrect advice received from the North Dakota Secretary of State’s Office. The FEC ultimately dismissed the complaints because the contributions were refunded within the 30-day time period allowed by commission regulations.
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