Why it’s legal, if unusual, for presidential candidate Andrew Yang to give out $1,000 a month to one lucky Iowan

Market Watch

It’s unlawful for candidates to give out money if it’s a bribe to get people to vote for them, but Yang doesn’t seem to be doing that, said Erin Chlopak, a former Federal Election Commission attorney who is now the Campaign Legal Center’sdirector of campaign finance strategy. “He’s trying to make a point about policy,”Chlopak told MarketWatch. It’s odd but not illegal to give random personal gifts, as long as it’s not for an improper purpose, she added.

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