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Fred Karger Files Complaint Against NOM with California Fair Political Practices Commission Over Romney Donation


Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger, who has been tracking the National Organization for Marriage's finances and attempts to seal away their donors from the light of day for years, has filed a complaint with the California Fair Political Practices Commission regarding the recent revelations that they tried to sneak a donation from Mitt Romney through an obscure Alabama PAC.

Writes Karger: Karger

Recently unsealed documents by a federal judge from the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) indicate possible illegal campaign activities by the National Organization for Marriage in California.  It appears that NOM attempted to hide a $10,000 contribution from Governor Mitt Romney in 2008.

NOM, acting via “National Organization for Marriage California – Yes on 8, Sponsored by National Organization for Marriage” is a primarily formed recipient committee that supported Proposition 8 in 2008.  As a primarily formed recipient committee, NOM is required to report all receipts and disbursements...

...NOM did not report that contribution on any of its filings with the California Secretary of State in 2008 or 2009.   Contributions larger and smaller received by NOM earlier and later in October 2008 appear to all be reported, but the Romney PAC contribution was not.  There is also no record of NOM filing the mandatory 90-day election cycle report triggered by Governor Romney’s PAC contribution...

...It appears that the National Organization for Marriage attempted to hide the Romney PAC contribution because of the significant attention that it would have received.

I hereby request that the California Fair Political Practices Commission investigate this irregularity to determine if the National Organization for Marriage conspired with Governor Romney’s Alabama Free and Strong America PAC to hide his $10,000 contribution to its Yes on Proposition 8 Campaign.

Recently, NOM President Brian Brown has been bleating that NOM is the victim of a Watergate-style criminal act by HRC and an insider at the IRS, who released their tax returns without authorization.

Maggie Gallagher has been repeating the accusations. Watch her discuss it with Bruce DePuyt on NewsTalk, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Quick, Maggie! Eat the evidence!

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Apr 16, 2012 6:52:18 PM

  2. any moment now GOProud come to NOM's defense and accuse Karger of something involving rainbow flags.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Apr 16, 2012 6:56:34 PM

  3. Fry Maggie fry........

    Posted by: Michaelandfred | Apr 16, 2012 8:35:59 PM

  4. FRED KARGER -- the only answer to "what's good about Gay republicans"

    Posted by: Bob | Apr 16, 2012 9:08:12 PM

  5. Mr. Karger is well on his way to making up for his past transgressions. Anyone who can be a constant and intense pain in Maggie's ass is worthy of hero status!

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Apr 16, 2012 9:43:06 PM

  6. @Bob
    Maybe the question is "What is tolerable...?"
    Oh, and incidendtally, I would like to note that I am very glad NOM oversteped the line somewhere. This is richly deserved.
    Also, it was obvious that republicans where behind prop 8. I am very glad this NOM story broke because I was curious exactly who it was. In retrospect, it should have been obvious. I just couldn't be sure without something like this story.
    It is too bad the black and latino communities went for it. I would like the right to wed my companion.

    Posted by: H8Str8s | Apr 16, 2012 9:59:24 PM

  7. @littlekiwi
    In the philanthropist thread, where you blaming the victims of homophobia? Where you saying I could have avoided any of the homophobia I have encounterd?

    Posted by: H8Str8s | Apr 16, 2012 10:01:04 PM

  8. I love how NOM wants a "gay group... PROBED" So is Brian going to do that or does Maggie use a strap-on?

    Posted by: zeddy | Apr 16, 2012 11:12:37 PM

  9. i still don't know why any gay person would willingly be a part of the republican party BUT, i'm glad fred is doing something good. good luck.

    Posted by: Brian B. | Apr 16, 2012 11:36:31 PM

  10. And remember folks...the form 990 filed by non-profits is NOT a confidential document, in the way that your personal tax return or a corporation's tax return is. 990 is a matter of public record, and they are regularly available for viewing by any member of the public who knows where to look for them. (The donor names ONLY are usually redacted by the IRS when they are submitted to public archival services; the non-profit may choose to redact or not redact donor names, it is up to them).

    So any form 990 with non-redacted names came either from NOM itself, or from the IRS. And it would be very unusual for the IRS to send out non-redacted forms.

    Form 990 FAQ here :

    Posted by: Dagoril | Apr 17, 2012 12:10:05 AM

  11. I'm STILL amazed at how they got a pig's vagina to speak....

    Posted by: Tre | Apr 17, 2012 2:11:48 AM

  12. Wasn't NOM ordered to release this "private" information by a judge?

    Posted by: Garst | Apr 18, 2012 2:09:49 AM

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