Campaign Fraud In NC

Must be a Republican, right? Nope, sorry. (Via WRAL)

 The State Board of Elections on Thursday asked local prosecutors to consider filing criminal charges against a Hertford County senator accused of failing to report $23,275 in campaign contributions since 2002.

Sen. Robert Holloman, a Democrat, told the board he hadn’t intentionally violated rules, and asked board members to let him talk with his staff to fix the problems with his campaign filings.


“My reports may have some errors and mistakes,” Holloman said. “But I’m going to tell you all today — I’m looking at you with a straight face — Robert Holloman has nothing to hide. I’m not trying to hide anything.”


But the board referred the case of the Baptist minister to the Wake County district attorney’s office, determining he also may have submitted fraudulent campaign disclosure reports and failed to report cash contributions of $100 or less.


“Twenty-three thousand dollars of non-reported contributions is a great sum,” board chairman Larry Leake said during a meeting break. “It is difficult for me to accept that a mistake of that magnitude is an innocent mistake.”

But I thought all Democrats were good, upstanding citizens who never did anything wrong?

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2 Responses to “Campaign Fraud In NC”

  1. Ogre says:

    My first reaction is, “well of course he broke the campaign finance laws.” Having seen them up close and personal, I know how complex they are — it’s highly likely that EVERYONE is breaking them.

    Then I notice the dollar amount. $23,000 is not something that slips through the cracks too often — but again, have you ever tried to understand those laws? It’s completely impossible for a non-lawyer, and difficult for those who even wrote them.

  2. William Teach says:

    But you know it has to be some sort of Vast Right Wing Bush/Cheney/Rove/Halliburton conspiracy. 🙂

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