Damaged J.D. Vance Ducks Debates and Blows Financial Report Deadline

The Daily Beast

Kedric Payne, general counsel and senior director of ethics at Campaign Legal Center, told The Daily Beast that, regardless of whether Vance dodges the fine, he still violated the law. “Financial disclosure laws have strict deadlines because voters have a right to know the candidate’s potential conflicts of interests well before they cast their ballots. When candidates fail to reveal their financial interests without any explanation, voters may question whether they will comply with ethics laws once elected,” Payne said.

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