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A letter from the Federal Election Commission to Donald Trump's presidential campaign cited over 1,000 donations that may have violated various campaign finance laws, totaling around $1.3 million in campaign funds. The letter, which you can read in full below, alleges Trump accepted donations from unregistered political groups and that individual donations exceeded legal limits.
According to CNN, these letters aren't uncommon, and Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders both received similar notices in the past.
Request for Information Essential to Full Public Disclosure
The FEC's letter cites five areas where the commission found Trump's October report of donations to be problematic:
The FEC is giving Trump's campaign until December 27 to respond to the letter or face an audit or enforcement action.
The letter also lists the donations at issue, including over $10,000 from unregistered organizations and another $5,000 from "committees not qualified for multi-candidate status." The letter goes on to name hundreds of individual contributors whose donations exceeded federal limits, including their names and donation amounts. The Trump campaign can correct errors or clarify donations listed in the letter: "If any apparently prohibited contribution in question was incompletely or incorrectly disclosed, you should amend your original report with clarifying information," it states, adding, "If any apparently excessive contribution in question was incompletely or incorrectly disclosed, you must amend your original report with the clarifying information."
You can read the entire letter here:
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