A recent Washington Post report by Elahe Izadi details how Virginia-based public relations firm Tigercomm started a fake investigative news site to drum up negative stories on behalf of its corporate clients. This site, called the Checks & Balances Project (CBP), has spent months investigating Virginia non-profits, businesses and political leaders, and not disclosing that it is likely a paid effort.
Watchdog Requests Investigation into Arizona Rep. Mark Finchem for Violating State Campaign Finance Law
Today, Campaign for Accountability filed a complaint with Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs requesting an investigation into Arizona State Representative Mark Finchem (R-Oro Valley) for violating state campaign finance laws by requesting donors send funds intended for a political action committee to his personal Venmo and PayPal accounts.
Watchdog Requests Investigation into Arizona Rep. Mark Finchem for Violations of Financial Disclosure Laws
Today, Campaign for Accountability filed a complaint with Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs requesting an investigation into whether State Representative Mark Finchem (R-Oro Valley) violated financial disclosure laws by failing to disclose a $6,000 payment the Trump campaign made to his company, Mark Finchem, PLLC, for consulting in support of the former President’s election fraud lie.
CfA Demands U.S. Attorney’s Office for The District of Columbia Investigate Rep. Andy Harris For Firearms Offenses
Today, Campaign for Accountability sent a letter to Michael Sherwin, the Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, requesting an investigation into Representative Andy Harris (R-MD) for multiple potential firearms offenses.
Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) against True the Vote, Inc. (TTV) for engaging in political activity in violation of its status as a charitable 501(c)(3) organization.
Local elected and appointed officials, especially county clerks, play a vital role in federal, state, and local elections. They coordinate poll workers, oversee polling places, and assist in coordinating and administering voter registration and related issues. In fact, during the 2016 general election, counties coordinated over 700,00 poll workers and over 100,000 polling places. Looking to the 2020 general election, these duties could include executing on directives from judges and officials on pertinent issues, including the administration of absentee ballots.
Watchdog Files IRS Complaint Against Wisconsin Nonprofit for Omitting Political Spending on Tax Filings
Today, Campaign for Accountability requested that the IRS investigate Jobs First Coalition, Inc. (JFC), a Wisconsin-based 501(c)(4) nonprofit, for failing to disclose nearly $1 million in political spending on its annual tax forms.
Watchdog Calls for Investigation of Wisconsin State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos for Non-Disclosure of Real Estate Properties
While Vos lists a number of owned properties and business interests on his yearly Statement of Economic Interests (SEI) filings, a review of property records and court filings submitted as a part of one of Speaker Vos’s divorces indicated that there are additional properties he did not accurately report.
Campaign for Accountability Calls for Investigation of Former Florida State Representative for Potential Violation of District Residency Requirements
Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA), a nonprofit watchdog group focused on public accountability, sent a letter to Florida House of Representatives Speaker Jose R. Olivia calling for an investigation to determine whether recently resigned state Rep. James W. Grant violated the law by failing to maintain a residence in his district while serving in the Florida House.