Andrew Yang Wants To Use Donor Money To Hand Out $120,000. Is That Legal?
Adav Noti, a former Federal Election Commission lawyer who now is a top litigator with the non-profit Campaign Legal Center, said Yang's campaign appears to take the view that the prohibition on personal use only applies to a candidate using donor money to pay his or her own bills. But Noti says the law bars personal use of campaign funds by "any person. "Although it's hard to say with 100% certainty until we know the details of the payouts, on its face Yang's proposal to use campaign money to help pay the day-to-day expenses of selected people appears to violate the law," Noti told CNN.
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