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ELEC files 8-count complaint against Burlington Democrats

By David Wildstein, January 02 2020 10:34 am

The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission has an eight-count complaint against the Burlington County Democratic Committee alleging campaign finance violations during the 2016 campaign.

Burlington Democrats filed one report 191 days late, failed to report some contributions and expenditures on 48-hour reports in advance of election day, and illegally accepting a $2,600 from the Cumberland County Democratic Committee, the ELEC complaint says.

ELEC is also alleging several technical violations, including a failure to report occupation and employer information for several contributions, accepting a $3,000 contribution from a limited liability partnership,  failure to report an aggregated $350 contribution, and several contributions that exceeded the legal limit.

Republicans had a 5-0 majority on the Burlington County Board of Freeholders after the 2016 election, when Latham Tiver won by early 7,000 votes.  Democrats won two seats in 2017, two in 2018 and one in 2019 to flip the board to all-Democratic.

The complaint was also filed against Brent W. Lee, the Burlington Democratic treasurer.

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