Election authorities aren’t in a position to stop 2020 Dem Andrew Yang’s free money giveaway even if it is illegal


Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s “freedom dividend” free money raffle has raised questions of legality, but the watchdog tasked with overseeing campaign finance issues, the Federal Election Commission, is hamstrung.

Even if Yang’s program, which entails giving $1,000 a month for a year to 10 families, actually breaks the law, not much can be done about it, since there is no one to hold his campaign accountable, multiple campaign finance experts told the Washington Examiner.

“I think Andrew Yang is part of a trend of the FEC being dysfunctional and campaigns getting away with things, a general willingness to skirt the law,” former FEC Commissioner Ann Ravel told the Washington Examiner. “Because there will be no consequences for them from the FEC.”

The FEC, an independent bipartisan regulatory agency, lacks the quorum of four commissioners present it needs to fulfill its responsibilities in their entirety. When Vice Chairman Matthew Petersen announced in August that he was resigning from the commission, the agency, which is supposed to have six commissioners, was left with just three. read more

15 Comments on Election authorities aren’t in a position to stop 2020 Dem Andrew Yang’s free money giveaway even if it is illegal

  1. …you ever notice that NO ONE can enforce a law if a Democrat breaks it? Not even Constitutional laws, laws against treason, or laws against MURDER?

    …It’s almost like they’re ABOVE the law, or something…

  2. …of course, they don’t stop at violating MAN’S laws. Oh, no.

    They violate God’s laws with gusto.


    And then they try to come up with NEW perversions, NEW ways to murder infants, NEW ways to attack God’s people, like they’re TRYING to be a stink in His nostrils…

    …of course, HE knew about them, they’re in His book, and he describes how the modern Democrat behaves very, very well…

    “18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

    19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

    20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

    21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

    22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

    23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

    24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

    25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

    26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

    27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

    28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

    29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

    30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

    31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

    32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”
    Romans 1:18-32

    …They may be able to find a friendly judge on Earth, but they’re going to be absolutely TERRIFIED by the one in Heaven, and HE won’t be responding to threats of Arkencide, of incredible accusations of rape, or of mobs of angry Democrat constituents either, because he has a place picked out for the Arkenciders, the false accusers, and the violent Democrat supporters picked out already as well, but it may be a bit warm for their liking…

  3. He hasn’t done it yet and will there really be 10 families identified that will receive the money or is this Yang’s attempt to get everyone to sign up so they go to his donation page and get his campaign emails. And then pull the rug out at some point and say oh I was going to do it but can’t.

  4. Anonymous SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 AT 10:12 AM
    “He hasn’t done it yet…”

    …yes, I know, and he will likely never have the OPPORTUNITY to do it, but it’s still disheartening that Democrats feel so secure that they can announce lawless intentions AHEAD of time with no repercussions, and that Federal agencies feel THEY need to get out in front to assure the Democrats (and put US on notice) that nothing will be done about their lawlessness, ANYWAY…

  5. We could fix that FEC hamstring real quick. Just get Trump to try it. Forceful, instantaneous FEC action, with close air support from federal judges would be the result.

  6. Lois Lerner left the FEC for the IRS. I’m sure her replacement and any/all replacements after that were properly vetted.

  7. I read somewhere yesterday that 500,000 people signed up for the chance to win. He collected over 1 million dollars in just a few hours after the announcement.

    They better do something. He can drop out now and have a hefty bank account. Until the next election when he will do it again.

  8. Anonymous may be correct.

    On other things, bribery, fraud, lotteries, election meddling, etc. are still crimes and there are law enforcement agencies other than the FEC.


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