Was Paul Stanton Eligible to run as a Libertarian in Florida Senate Race?

(ANON FLORIDA VOTER)

 

Dear members of the FEC

I am a resident of the state of Florida where the Libertarian Party has brought forward a candidate for the Florida Senate election on November 8, 2016.

As with all candidates for general election, I conducted research and found disturbing facts that have not been answered by the candidate, neither by the Libertarian Party of Florida regarding the validity of the candidate in the following areas: Contribution and eligibility violations

US Federal Law

Contribution violation: (*1)

Code of Federal Regulations Title 11, § 110.4

52 U.S.C. 30122, 30123, 30102(c)(2)

Federal Election Campaign Laws 86 § 30122.

Contributions received by the candidate’s 3 half-sisters in the maximum allowable amount of $2700, while stated that 2 of the half-sisters are unemployed. (*2) Increased suspicion of unlawful contributions occurred when the FEC disbursement report (*3) shows the high Credit Card Transfer fees related to these contributions. The candidate has stated the financial restrains of his campaign, a personal check would prevent paying over $300 in fees.

Candidate has refused to answer questions relating donations made to his campaign

 

*1: Code of federal regulations:

Title 11 Federal Elections Revised as of January 1, 2016

  • 110.4 Contributions in the name of another; cash contributions (52 U.S.C.

30122, 30123, 30102(c)(2)). (a) [Reserved] (b) Contributions in the name of another. (1) No person shall— (i) Make a contribution in the name of another; (ii) Knowingly permit his or her name to be used to effect that contribution; (iii) Knowingly help or assist any person in making a contribution in the name of another; or (iv) Knowingly accept a contribution made by one person in the name of another. (2) Examples of contributions in the name of another include— (i) Giving money or anything of value, all or part of which was provided to the contributor by another person (the true contributor) without disclosing the source of money or the thing of value to the recipient candidate

or committee at the time the contribution is made, see 11 CFR 110.6;

Federal Election Campaign Laws 86 § 30122.

Contributions in name of another prohibited No person shall make a contribution in the name of another person or knowingly permit his name to be used to effect such a contribution and no person shall knowingly accept a contribution made by one person in the name of another person.

 

title Two Year Summary  
 

description

2016 Itemized Individual Contributions and

Disbursements

 
timestamp Mon Sep 19 13:52:24 GMT 2016  
copyright Copyright 2012, Federal Election Commission.  
 

cand_id

 

S6FL00467

 
cand_nm STANTON PAUL ANTHONY

 

*2: Individual contributions report

 

 

Contributor

Name

 

Employer

 

City

 

S T

 

Receip t Date

 

Amount

 

Image Number

 

HUNG, PE

 

RETIRED

 

NAPLES

F L  

6/8/16

 

$2,700.00

http://docquery.fec.gov/cgi- bin/fecimg/?201607210200286919
SUNDQUIST, ANNIKA UNEMPLOY ED MELBOUR NE F L  

6/6/16

 

$2,700.00

http://docquery.fec.gov/cgi- bin/fecimg/?201607210200286919
SUNDQUIST, EMERALD UNEMPLOY ED PITTSBUR GH P A  

6/10/16

 

$2,700.00

http://docquery.fec.gov/cgi- bin/fecimg/?201607210200286919

 

 

*3: Disbursement report

 

 

 

Payee Name

 

Purpose

 

City

 

ST

Payment

Date

 

Amount

 

Image Number

DEPARTMEN T OF STATE FILLING FEE TALLAHA  

FL

 

6/21/16

 

$10,440.00

http://docquery.fec.gov/cgi- bin/fecimg/?201607210200286923
RAISE THE MONEY CREDIT

CARD PROCESSIN G FEE

 

LITTLE

 

 

AR

 

 

6/17/16

 

 

$132.00

 

http://docquery.fec.gov/cgi- bin/fecimg/?201607210200286924

 

RAISE THE MONEY

CREDIT

CARD PROCESSIN G FEE

 

LITTLE

 

 

AR

 

 

6/13/16

 

 

$279.00

 

http://docquery.fec.gov/cgi- bin/fecimg/?201607210200286923

 

Florida Statutes:

Candidate Eligibility Violation

99.021.2   Form of candidate oath (*4)

 

The candidate has refused to answer questions regarding his residency or voter registration status prior to November 30, 2015 when he first registered to vote in Florida (*6)

According to Florida statute the 365-day period started June 24, 2015, based on filing dead line of June 24, 2016 for Federal Senate candidates. (*5)

Please see the highlighted item: “The filing officer may not determine whether the contents of the qualifying papers are accurate”

Therefore, the Florida Division of election can not be held accountable for vetting candidates

 

 

 

*4: 99.021   Form of candidate oath.—

(1)(a)1. Each candidate, whether a party candidate, a candidate with no party affiliation, or a write-in candidate, in order to qualify for nomination or election to any office other than a judicial office as defined in chapter 105 or a federal office, shall take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation in writing. A copy of the oath or affirmation shall be made available to the candidate by the officer before whom such candidate seeks to qualify and shall be substantially in the following form:

  1. 2. That the person has not been a registered member of any other political party for 365 days before the beginning of qualifying preceding the general election for which the person seeks to qualify.

 

 

 

99.061 Method of qualifying for nomination or election to federal, state, county, or district office.—

(c) The filing officer performs a ministerial function in reviewing qualifying

papers. In determining whether a candidate is qualified, the filing officer shall review the qualifying papers to determine whether all items required by paragraph (a) have been properly filed and whether each item is complete on its face, including whether items that must be verified have been properly verified pursuant to s. 92.525(1)(a). The filing officer may not determine whether the contents of the qualifying papers are accurate.

 

*5: Florida filing deadlines:

 

*6: Florida Voter registration of candidate

 

 

Please ensure that this candidate is eligible to be on the ballot for the state of Florida

ASAP.

 

 

Awaiting your timely response, Respectfully,

 

One response to “Was Paul Stanton Eligible to run as a Libertarian in Florida Senate Race?

  1. Did the libertarian party vet the candidate?

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