Andrew Yang’s Giveaway Raises Campaign Finance Questions

New York Post

“He’s using campaign money and the problem is federal law prohibits campaign money from being converted to the personal use of any person,” said Adav Noti, a top lawyer at campaign finance watchdog Campaign Legal Center, who once worked for the Federal Election Commission. “It sure looks like giving people $1,000 cash in exchange for nothing is converting campaign funds into the personal use for those people and that is not lawful.” Yang announced the giveaway at the Democratic debate in Houston on Thursday night and rejected concerns about its legality.

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