Colorado’s Secretary of State is preparing to let controversial Denver School Board Director Tay Anderson off the hook on recent campaign finance complaints.
Today the office of the Secretary of State motioned to DISMISS those complaints. 🎊
— Tay Anderson (@TayAndersonCO) April 29, 2021
Anderson did not disclose those Go Fund Me fundraisers in which he raised nearly $16,000 through his social media accounts that he also uses for school business and politics.
Despite Anderson’s complaint the Republicans were after him, it was not the Republicans who filed the complaint.
Is the equally contentions and political Secretary of State’s office preparing to rule that politicians can raise tens of thousands of dollars from unknown funders for political stunts?
Sure looks that way.
“The Motion to Dismiss has been filed by the Elections Division, but this is not the final determination,” notes Betsy Hart, spokesperson for the Colorado Secretary of State’s office. “The Deputy Secretary must still review the complaint and make a final determination by May 6th.”
Is Secretary of State Jena Griswold abusing her power to let one of the Democrat Party’s favorite socialists off the hook?
About a week before the complaint against Anderson was filed, Peak reported Griswold was involving herself in decisions made by the Elections Division targeting political opponents.
You can read about that here.
No one in the mainstream media is even reporting on the campaign fundraising complaint against Anderson, Westword noted.
Campaign Integrity Watchdog filed the complaint against Anderson just one week before the Secretary of State’s Election Division made a motion to dismiss.
Here’s what we reported then:
The complaint filed by Matt Arnold for Campaign Integrity Watchdog cites $13,036 Anderson collected for medical expenses and $12,842 he raised for travel to Washington, D.C. following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The alleged hospital bill was for that time Anderson slipped and fell while blocking police from accessing a homeless camp that was targeted by the City of Denver for removal.
Anderson drove himself to the hospital and was released not long after he got his picture taken.
The purpose of Colorado’s campaign and public-official disclosure requirements is to facilitate transparency and deter quid pro quo corruption via “full and timely disclosure” of contributions. Tay Anderson’s failure to disclose tens of thousands of dollars “donated” in response to active solicitations for funds using his official platform defeats the express purpose of those laws.