And yes, the black hand of Soros is there.
Leftist uber-funder George Soros's group America Coming Together has been slapped with a $775,000 fine by the Federal Election Commission - the third largest fine in FEC history, but really only a minor fine considering the crime.
Sounds more like AMERICA COMING APART.
My guess is Soros would happily pay a $775,000 fine as a routine cost of business in order to get away with spending $137 million in illegally raised dollars on partisan campaign activities in the future. This joke of a fine won't do diddly to stop the liberals from breaking the law again in the 2008 election cycle. In fact, the tiny size of the fine relative to the crime may encourage them to increase their breaking of campaign finance laws.
It seems increasingly clear that John Kerry didn't have a chance in hell of getting elected but you'd never know it from the fraudulent election results. The will of the American people is being subverted and undermined at ever turn. Hiring criminals to get out the vote. This is shocking.
The Federal Election Commission has fined one of the last cycle’s biggest liberal political action committees $775,000 for using unregulated soft money to boost John Kerry and other Democratic candidates during the 2004 elections.
America Coming Together (ACT) raised $137 million for its get-out-the-vote effort in 2004, but the FEC found most of that cash came through contributions that violated federal limits.
The group’s big donors included George Soros, Progressive Corp. chairman Peter Lewis and the Service Employees International Union.
The settlement, which the FEC approved unanimously, is the third largest enforcement penalty in the commission’s 33-year history.
ACT, which ceased operations in 2005, was formed in late 2003 and rapidly deployed an enormous organization to do the retail-level grunt work of politics.
It opened more than 90 offices in 17 states from which it mobilized an army of more than 25,000 paid canvassers and volunteers to knock on doors, stuff envelopes and make phone calls urging voters to defeat President Bush and support Democratic or “progressive” candidates including Kerry, the Democratic presidential candidate
Read the whole enormous crime here.
And then there is this;
Gerry Spence is one of the nation's most flamboyant lawyers, and now has as a client one of his few rivals for the title, Geoffrey Feiger, accused of violating campaign finance laws by using straw donors to funnel money to Sen. John Edwards' 2004 presidential campaign.
And Roy over at Powerline forum posts here;
A Mere Drop in the Sea of Corruption when you have politicians to buy.
ACT, which received a significant amount of its funding from billionaire George Soros, paid for much of the Democrats’ voter registration and voter mobilization activities in battleground states such as Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida during the 2004 race, while another 527 group, the Media Fund, paid for much of the party’s political advertising. Soros and his associate Peter Lewis pumped nearly $40 million into the two groups.
The FEC has since determined that ACT violated election law by funding too much of its activity with money raised outside federal restrictions.
“We are pleased that the FEC has taken action to hold ACT accountable for its illegal expenditures in the 2004 presidential election and that the FEC found most of the expenditures made by ACT in 2004 involved the illegal spending of soft money to influence the 2004 election,” said Fred Wertheimer, president of Democracy 21, and Gerry Hebert, executive director of the Campaign Legal Center.
Now if someone can just investigate the rest of these Democrat operations:
- Political consultancy for the Shadow Party
- Founded by Jim Jordan, former Clinton operative and Kerry campaign manager.
The Thunder Road Group (TRG) is the strategic nerve center of the Shadow Party. It coordinates strategy for the Media Fund, America Coming Together (ACT), and America Votes—the three groups most involved in Shadow Party strategic planning. TRG is a political consultancy that combines the roles of strategic planning, polling, opposition research, covert operations, and public relations. It is through TRG that the Shadow Party formulates its plans, dispatches orders to the network, and presents its public face to the world. “[The Thunder Road Group] is an operation unlike any other in politics, devising strategy, message, and public relations services for the 527s,” writes The Boston Globe.