Tennessee Democratic Party in Trouble with the FEC, Must Pay Large Fine

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Members of the Tennessee Democratic Party will reportedly pay a substantial fine due to a Federal Election Commission case alleging it misreported millions of dollars in campaign funds.

This, according to a report that The Daily Wire published this week.

“In January, FEC commissioners voted unanimously that they found ‘reason to believe that the Tennessee Democratic Party violated’ the law by ‘failing to report total receipts and disbursements,’ ‘failing to itemize receipts received via joint fundraising transfers,’ and ‘failing to maintain monthly payroll logs.’ The FEC said that ‘during the 2016 election cycle, the [Party] Committee failed to disclose receipts and disbursements totaling $2,739,911 on its original reports filed with the commission,’” The Daily Wire reported.

“It also ‘filed to itemize $1,509,766 in contributions’ linked to joint fundraising activity, the term for when a political party splits donations with a campaign. Joint fundraising committees are the epicenter of wealthy political influence because parties are permitted to take larger donations than individual politicians can.”

The committee also failed to correctly report “a gross, unitemized $78,999 fundraising contribution” and “to properly separate work on state and federal campaigns, an important distinction since the two operate by separate rules,” The Daily Wire reported.

“On July 28, the Party admitted to violations and agreed to settle the investigation by paying a fine of $103,000, as well as agreeing to undergo training,” according to The Daily Wire.

A Tennessee Democratic Party committeeman got himself into trouble in 2019 after he spoke a little too candidly about problems within his organization.

That man, Charlie Clark, said the organization has a “lack of direction,” and he also said that now former Chair Mary Mancini should step down because she has no strategic plan to move the party forward.

Mancini said earlier that year that Tennessee is a racist state.

“Tomorrow, a story might be published w/ the probable headline of ‘@TNDP chair calls Tennessee a ‘racist state.’ It’s true,” Mancini tweeted.

“In the heat and the frustration of seeing and hearing the constant drumbeat of bigotry, misogyny, and homophobia coming from Republican Speaker @GlenCasada.”

Mancini later wrote she “used a poor choice of words as I vented my frustration.”

On their Twitter page, meanwhile, the Tennessee House Republicans called Mancini’s words “crazy.”

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to [email protected]
Photo “Tennessee Democratic Party Logo” by Tennessee Democratic Party. 







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4 Thoughts to “Tennessee Democratic Party in Trouble with the FEC, Must Pay Large Fine”

  1. John

    Pay a fine!!!!! Some people need to be serving some jailtime for embezzlement!

    Our two-tiered justice system showing us how it got its name.

  2. Kevin

    Not to worry, Mark Zuckerberg, George Soros and Bill Gates have the Dems covered! Not until every bastion of freedom, liberty and Christianity are eradicated, will this miscreants stop!

    It’s time for We the People to reassert our rightful position in this Republic! And that starts by holding our local/State representatives accountable, and replacing them when necessary!

  3. David Longfellow

    Democrats: always working hard to steal your money and cover it up.

  4. Steve Allen

    At the state level, just like at the national level….their all a bunch of dishonest criminals. And no complaint by a democrat would be complete without throwing in the race card.