Continued Crackdown on Lack of Disclosures by Independent Spenders
*Reposted from Gotham Gazette. Written by Ethan Geringer-Sameth*.
The New York City Campaign Finance Board is expected to take action Thursday against a slate of political action committees (PACs) as the agency continues to audit the 2021 city elections. The alleged violations range from failing to report contributions to not disclosing the individuals behind a corporate donor – gaps that make it difficult to track the flow of tens of thousands of dollars spent to influence voters.
They involve five entities known as independent expenditure committees -- or Super PACs, which spend to influence elections but are not allowed to coordinate with candidate campaigns -- that collectively poured more than $2.5 million into the mayor's race and down-ballot contests last year.