Couple of my campaign contributions don't show up in FEC queriesSubmitted by the_chiefe71 on Tue, 03/27/2012 - 02:48
Hi all, me & my wife made some campaign contributions in one of the earlier moneybombs. (It was the Black this out money-bomb from around Oct. 18-20, 2011.) I got expected emails from the campaign with transaction IDs, dollar amounts, timestamps etc. confirming these donations. They also appeared exactly as expected on the credit card statements.
However when I query for them at following link, there is NO TRACE of them anywhere in the listings.
We again made few other contributions after those dates (in Nov/Dec 2011 & Jan. 2012), and they ALL show up as expected in FEC reports. This seems fishy & I was wondering if anyone else has had similar experience. If FEC doesn't think I made those contributions but campaign tells me I did, campaign didn't report it to FEC?! What could have the campaign done with that money?!?! According to FEC website, their information is supposed to be up-to-date very quickly - like in a matter of hours.
Another complication due to such mismatch: According to my calculations, including those "untracked" contributions I maxed out to the Federal limit. However since FEC isn't aware of some contributions, does it mean if I make even more contributions, they will be accepted? I don't want to attempt to do something like that, if it's considered funny business - breaking election laws/whatever.
Like I said, this mysterious unaccounted contribution has made me very uneasy & looking to find out if anyone else has similar experience. Thanks!