FEC asks Trump to correct errors in October election filing

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has formally asked President-elect Donald Trump to re-examine and resubmit his campaign’s October disclosure report after discovering over 1,000 potential errors in its financial statements for the last month prior to the Nov. 8 election.

The alleged errors encompass contributions to the campaign totaling more than $1 million.

An FEC letter on Sunday outlined the errors and informed the Trump campaign it is required to address five correctable areas, primarily groups not registered as legal donors with the federal government and donations which exceeded legal limits.

“This notice requests information essential to full public disclosure of your federal election campaign finances. Failure to adequately respond by the response date noted above could result in an audit or enforcement action,” the FEC letter read.

The President-elect’s campaign has a deadline of Dec. 27 to respond to the FEC’s inquiry.

Both Senator Bernie Sanders and President Barack Obama have received similar notices from the election commission in the past.

 

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