Charlie Kirk Group Hit With Dark Money FEC Complaint

From the government watchdog group CREW:

The FEC should investigate Turning Point Action for violating the Federal Election Campaign Act by failing to disclose any of its donors despite making more than $1.4 million in independent expenditures in 2020, according to a complaint filed today by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

Because it solicited money it said it would spend supporting President Donald Trump’s reelection and Joe Biden’s defeat, Turning Point Action was required to disclose contributors who gave it money to influence federal elections or run independent expenditures under a landmark court decision won by CREW.

Turning Point Action is a dark money group associated with Turning Point USA, which is under the direction of its founder and CEO Charlie Kirk. According to its FEC reports, between August 20, 2020 and December 31, 2020, the group spent $1,428,161 on independent expenditures in federal elections.

Turning Point Action did not disclose any contributors in those reports, and despite the FEC notifying the group in early February that it was missing donor information in its reports, it did not correct its filings by last week’s deadline.

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