Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Proposition 8 supporters hit with a HUGE fine for violating campaign disclosure laws

Organizations which pushed Proposition 8, the California law banning gay marriage, just got hit with a huge fine today.

From The Huffington Post:

The campaign for Proposition 8, California's 2008 voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, is facing a $49,000 fine for allegedly violating campaign disclosure laws during the 2008 election.

California's Fair Political Practices Commission  proposed the fine after an investigation revealed that ProtectMarriage.com - Yes on 8 failed to properly report over $1 million in campaign contributions.

The Sacramento Bee reported:
[Yes on 8] failed to report $1,169,292 in contributions under the timelines required by state law, including $508,150 in late contributions of $1000 or more given in the final days of the campaign. It also found that the committee failed to identify the donor behind a $10,000 wire transfer.

ProtectMarriage.com - Yes on 8 faces 18 counts of violating state political laws. . The group has agreed to both the violations and the fines, but the commission will meet to determine an appropriate recommendation on August 16.

It couldn't have happened to a nicer bunch.

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whabbear said...

Alvin: "The committee also failed to identify the donor behind a $10,000 wire transfer"? Hmmm... that's the figure being bandied about for Romney's donation!

BJ Jackson Lincoln said...

Good! About time! So when will NOM get nailed?

Ember_Write_Now! said...

I am sooooooo incredibly far from surprised on this one.