Whitmer May Have to Give Back Millions in Donations

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer may have to return millions of dollars in donations.

According to Fox News:

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s reelection campaign may have to return or donate over $3 million identified as excess contributions after a lawsuit brought by the state’s Republican Party.

The Detroit News reported that Whitmer has pulled in a record $8.65 million as of late July, including $3.4 million from donors who exceeded the normal $7,150 limit for individuals. Jocelyn Benson, the secretary of state, reportedly issued a court filing that the funds may have to be returned if there is no recall, which looks unlikely.

State Republicans have called the “recall exception” unconstitutional. The paper called the exemption a “decades-old state policy” that essentially allows unlimited contributions due to the possibility of a recall. Whitmer’s campaign has benefited from six-figure donations from several donors, the Detroit Free Press reported.

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Republicans have said people never “actively” sought to recall Whitmer because the longshot efforts fell way short of the necessary voter signatures. They claim that the exception is unfair to them because they can’t donate to their candidates on the same level.

No one seems to agree on what can happen with the funds if there is no recall. A fight is sure to settle the dispute.

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Wharf Rat
Wharf Rat
1 year ago

It would be nice to see her write the check from her jail cell

William Petite
William Petite
1 year ago

Democrat’s—–Definition——–Corruption, chaos, abuse of power, Marxist ideology.

So she did nothing wrong. They control the Justice Dept. they have appointed Judges, So no crime then, The worse that could happen, she might have to donate to her favorite charity.

This is what has happened to Our Country, by putting these people in power, and allowing them to corrupt our elections,

Frank
Frank
1 year ago

She’s a Liar and a cheating Slut!!! Put her in Jail!!!!

Jawad
Jawad
1 year ago

She’d look so CUTE in an orange jump SUIT…Heil Whitler!

Ruckweiler
Ruckweiler
1 year ago

Yet another Democrat who thumbs her nose at the laws. Those are for the little people. Why the citizens of Michigan keep electing these clowns who don’t exactly have their best interests at heart has always amazed me.

LaMenance
LaMenance
1 year ago
Reply to  Ruckweiler

Who said she was legally elected?

mofromtn
mofromtn
1 year ago

Make her pay with jail time, not money. The only way to crush a politician is to incarcerate them.

schmed
schmed
1 year ago

You imply a scandal where there is none. She only sought additional LAWFUL contributions because certain zealots couldn’t wait for the normal election process and threatened a recall. Well, I suppose a recall is better than the kidnap/murder plot. Please observe the process of democracy.

soupy
soupy
1 year ago
Reply to  schmed

But America is not a democracy!

Zwoman
Zwoman
1 year ago
Reply to  schmed

Sounds like you didn’t hear that the kidnap/murder plot seems to be a case of entrapment by the FBI? The only reason she got elected was because of the “me too” BS at that time. Liberals have a strange perception of democracy. Her Authoritarian COVID restrictions is not democracy.

oldefarte
oldefarte
1 year ago
Reply to  schmed

Oh, you mean the kidnap/murder plot hatched by… ummm, FBI agents? As near as I can tell, out of all the participants in that “plot” only one was a genuine right wing basement dweller, the rest being FBI and Michigan State Police types trying to entrap “conspirators” and successfully recruiting.. other FBI and State Police. Look at who was involved. It’s actually hilarious. What a clown car and here’s Mr./Ms. Schmuc…, uh, I mean Schmed trying to make an “insurrection” out of it.

soupy
soupy
1 year ago

I’ll maintain my breathing rhythm till I see it happen

Shelley
Shelley
1 year ago

Yet why aren’t they also charging the donors for exceeding donation limits? Dinesh D’Souza was in PRISON for violating campaign donation laws, yet democrat donors get away with it. It just shows there in no justice when demonrats break the law.

oldefarte
oldefarte
1 year ago

“Six figure donations from several individuals…” Okay, all you grass roots types, how many of you have at least $100K to send to Gretchen? C’mon, cough it up. No, Mr. Soros, you’re not even a citizen – where are you living these days, Paraguay with your Nazi friends from those days identifying Jews for the concentration camps? Where’s Bloomberg? That guy will drop $50 Million on a single race (too bad he occasionally backs a loser like Andy Cuomo). Nope, old Gretchen ain’t riding to political power on the money her constituents are giving her, but on what she gets from “several individuals”, who clearly have NO agenda to push. Clearly…

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