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pat_k

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61. A single problem, easily remedied.
Wed May 11, 2016, 04:50 PM
May 2016

There is a single problem cited. People who gave many small donations that add up to more than limit.

"This happens all the time in campaigns, and the FEC’s rules explicitly allow 60-days from receipt of an over-the-limit contribution for campaigns to remedy the excessive portion of the contribution," Briggs wrote.


http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/02/26/bernie-sanders-campaign-contributions/80999298/

The problem will be remedied, just as was the same problem in previous months.

With so many donations coming in by multiple avenues, it is unsurprising. If Hillary only took small donations, she's have the same problem. Because he has so many small donations, his monthly reports are close to 20,000 pages. Clinton only need to keep track of a fraction of that.
KOS excerpt Sancho May 2016 #1
The FEC said THIS? Or are you pretending? elleng May 2016 #4
That was a KOS article...edited to include link Sancho May 2016 #7
Thanks for info about KOS. elleng May 2016 #12
I like tomatoes on my nothingburger, how about you, Ellen? CentralCoaster May 2016 #22
Ain't been to 'nothingburger,' but hope to add home-grown tomatoes to grilled burgers this summer! elleng May 2016 #29
Bernie was cool and collected, tireless, and his only negative call outs were against Trump. CentralCoaster May 2016 #62
Nice hit piece but a scan of the original document shows what's really going on lagomorph777 May 2016 #13
Sanders has been bragging about his fundraising and bashing Hillary and the DNC factfinder_77 May 2016 #18
This message was self-deleted by its author artislife May 2016 #21
Second graduating class at Brock U. frylock May 2016 #43
There's a small difference in the number of zeroes (dollars and number of donors) lagomorph777 May 2016 #24
I hope that Brock's Super Pac knows how little their $$$ are buying! emsimon33 May 2016 #30
Lalalala puffy socks May 2016 #39
And, it's now coming back to bite him scscholar May 2016 #53
6 weeks and 8 hides? redwitch May 2016 #64
There's no excuse for the campaign's continuing problem with a mysterious donor pnwmom May 2016 #70
Rookie mistake???? Bernie's only been a congressman for 25 years and raising funds for campaigns. politicaljunkie41910 May 2016 #47
What was Hillary's excuse? Mnpaul May 2016 #69
Hillary is pressuring the FEC Hare Krishna May 2016 #2
Do you have proof of this? hrmjustin May 2016 #6
Post removed Post removed May 2016 #9
You seem nice. hrmjustin May 2016 #10
LOL Jackie Wilson Said May 2016 #28
This message was self-deleted by its author artislife May 2016 #23
LOL leftynyc May 2016 #11
shouldn't his campaign have a way to automatically tell people when they've donated the maximum? factfinder_77 May 2016 #20
Yeah? Maybe you could offer your coding services to Act Blue. You seem to have a real handle on Ed Suspicious May 2016 #78
That is a lot of pages. hrmjustin May 2016 #3
add that to the previous 700+ pages and you have a good idea that the BS campaign is clueless Sheepshank May 2016 #37
Each page is 41 donations, typically from fewer donors. lagomorph777 May 2016 #38
Why do you mean what else I got? hrmjustin May 2016 #52
Says you. You're doing a lot of speculating there. The refund issues were confined to a couple of politicaljunkie41910 May 2016 #55
Heaven forbid the great unwashed donate to Bernie... Yurovsky May 2016 #5
This is the kind of stuff that ensures big money stays in politics... TCJ70 May 2016 #8
That is not the issue... factfinder_77 May 2016 #16
Your excerpt demonstrates that it IS the issue. lagomorph777 May 2016 #25
lol there are many many donation of $1.....gotta get that average to $27 Sheepshank May 2016 #41
I'm not kidding, Maddi! frylock May 2016 #44
This is not rocket science. When I donate to Hillary, I get a notice how much I have donated still_one May 2016 #31
So does that add up to a few million bucks? LOL Small change indeed. Compared to Hillary. imagine2015 May 2016 #32
we have 639 pages of individuals who donated too much azurnoir May 2016 #14
Sounds serious, but are these criminal violations? Could someone actually go to jail for this? NurseJackie May 2016 #15
Basically, they have until June to refund factfinder_77 May 2016 #17
I'd bet he'll have it all spent by June Sheepshank May 2016 #42
Perhaps we should call for an FBI investigation........ still_one May 2016 #26
It wouldn't surprise me if something was already in the works. NurseJackie May 2016 #45
The software the Sanders' campaign uses should really be checking that. Each time I make an online still_one May 2016 #46
A high-school graduate with a basic understanding of MS-Excel or ... NurseJackie May 2016 #49
Well this is relatively new, so I can understand the confusion still_one May 2016 #51
Forty-five years isn't much time to figure out ways to CIRCUMVENT THE LAW! NurseJackie May 2016 #54
We all agree Bernie Sanders is a decent, honorable man. His campaign people Jackie Wilson Said May 2016 #34
I don't agree. I saw the Andrea Mitchell interview Demsrule86 May 2016 #66
I didnt see it, dont have to. Did a tired, worn out, campaigner say something that upset you? Jackie Wilson Said May 2016 #67
Yes, but what did you think of Bernie? JackRiddler May 2016 #73
43 pages of foreign contributions!! factfinder_77 May 2016 #19
Foreign contributions? I thought that was ILLEGAL! (Maybe I'm mistaken.) NurseJackie May 2016 #35
Yup. They are illegal Cali_Democrat May 2016 #48
So these aren't merely "guidelines" ... the SANDERS CAMPAIGN IS BREAKING THE LAW? NurseJackie May 2016 #50
6 pages of nothing serious or criminal. Corrections will be made as they have been for every month imagine2015 May 2016 #27
No, it doesn't. A COMPETENT campaign has donation limits built into for each donor. KittyWampus May 2016 #75
Will the FEC view this as flagrantly disregarding the law? Or is this just an accidental oversight… NurseJackie May 2016 #33
They have had at least 2 previous (700 page FEC reports) infractions Sheepshank May 2016 #56
So there could possibly be FINES and PROSECUTIONS? I'm sure the FEC doesn't ... NurseJackie May 2016 #57
I suspect there are rules for enforcement Sheepshank May 2016 #58
Hillary's campaign and corporate media are not even commenting on this. imagine2015 May 2016 #36
Clinton hasn't commented on Sanders pretty much the entire race. KittyWampus May 2016 #76
This is common enough... pugetres May 2016 #40
Don't we see some version of this story every month? Motown_Johnny May 2016 #59
Sounds like the email-gasms that are all the rage -among a small circle of DUers. randome May 2016 #68
It's comforting to know that the ONLY thing Bernie's opponents have Lodestar May 2016 #60
No, actually. His failure as Chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee KittyWampus May 2016 #77
A single problem, easily remedied. pat_k May 2016 #61
Even better solution - do it right the first time. George II May 2016 #63
It's not that hard. joshcryer May 2016 #65
What's up with Jeremy Abramowitz? ContinentalOp May 2016 #71
I expect all those Bernie email truthers workinclasszero May 2016 #72
Get over it...no one cares Silver_Witch May 2016 #74
Kick. nt. NCTraveler May 2016 #79
Another gift from the yellow button club passiveporcupine May 2016 #80
That's what happens when you don't use lobby group bundlers ... beedle May 2016 #81
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