Daily Caller: The chief of the Georgia ethics commission said a nonprofit tied to Stacey Abrams acted as a political committee during the 2018 election and openly wondered if the organization illegally coordinated with her campaign.
Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission Director David Emadi said during a Wednesday meeting that the New Georgia Project and New Georgia Project Action Fund used resources to promote her 2018 gubernatorial campaign, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
The ethics chief said the New Georgia Project and New Georgia Project Action Fund shared staffers and that the fund distributed literature and social media posts that promoted Abrams’ candidacy, according to AJC.
Campaign organizations that support or advocate on behalf of candidates are legally required to register with the state and provide reports of what they raised and spent. However, nonprofits like the New Georgia Project and New Georgia Project Action Fund are not held under the same level of financial transparency laws.
Emadi told the commission Wednesday that the nonprofit group acted as a political committee and should have been beholden to the same financial disclosure laws, the report continued. read more