Mic: These watchdog groups just accused Donald Trump of breaking campaign finance law

Celeste Katz
Mar 2, 2017
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The Campaign Legal Center and Common Cause filed a 19-page joint complaint with the Federal Election Commission that alleges the Trump campaign wrongly attributed "millions of dollars in contributions for the 2020 presidential primary election to debt retirement" for the 2016 race — meaning to pay back debt from the election that just ended...

"By falsely reporting post-election contributions as being for 2016 debt retirement, Trump may be trying to illegally double what a contributor can give for the 2020 primaries," CLC general counsel Larry Noble said in a statement.

The complaint also alleges Trump ran afoul of election law by waiting too long to register for re-election. 

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