My recent reporting on Federal Election Commissioner Caroline Hunter has now led to action.
Muriel Kane published the story today at Raw Story:
The progressive non-profit network Velvet Revolution has filed a disciplinary complaint against Federal Election Commissioner Caroline Hunter with the DC Court of Appeals, asking that she be debarred for providing "misleading statements" under oath.
Last month, Raw Story's Brad Jacobson reported that when Hunter was serving as deputy counsel to the Republican National Committee in 2004, she submitted an affidavit in a court case claiming that "the RNC is not initiating, controlling, directing, or funding any programs of 'voter challenges' ... The RNC has not initiated any challenges to the absentee ballots in Ohio or in any other state." The statement was later questioned by the judge, who said her affidavit "belied the evidence" in the case.
The Velvet Revolution complaint, a copy of which was provided to Raw Story, charges that Hunter's affidavit may have been designed to be deliberately misleading and that "the case for Ms. Hunter's disbarment is clear and simple."
If you missed any of the three-part investigative series I filed at Raw Story, you can access them here:
Part I: FEC commissioner helped RNC conceal role in 2004 vote suppression
(Disciplinary complaint is largely based on reporting and research in this article.)