Ohio Republican Party pays $100K civil penalty for improperly funding voter database

“WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Ohio Republican Party is paying a $100,000 civil penalty to the Federal Election Commission for improperly funding a voter database assembled in 2014 by a company associated with JobsOhio founder Mark Kvamme, the commission announced Friday” writes Cleveland Com for An agreement between the Ohio Republican Party and Federal Election Commission stated ORP mostly used non-federal funds to finance construction of the $600,000 voter turnout database that was used for federal election activity.It violated the law by “disbursing $489,875 in non-federal funds for federal election activity,” the agreement said.Unfortunately, Project Ruby never worked as planned.” The documents said FactGem could not get the project to work, and ORP stopped funding it.

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