Board of Elections finds NCAE PAC contributions exceeded legal limit

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RALEIGH — A campaign finance complaint filed against a Political Action Committee (PAC) operated by the N.C. Association of Educators was closed by the N.C. State Board of Elections in late December.

The NCSBE investigation found the NCAE PAC contributed $2,000 over the legal limit to Sen. Dan Blue’s campaign and $1,000 over the legal limit to Gov. Roy Cooper’s campaign. Both Blue and Cooper’s campaigns refunded the illegal contributions.

Additionally, the NCAE PAC’s reporting was error-ridden, listing additional contributions to both Blue and Cooper that were never actually sent.

The complaint alleged the PAC’s second-quarter 2020 filing contained contributions beyond the $5,400 legal limit. The PAC reported $12,600 in contributions to Blue and $11,800 to Cooper.

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