I just received two pages of correspondence from the Election Law Enforcement Commission to an unknown complainant. The first page outlines allegations, and with each allegation, dismisses the claim. They state the reason is that NACo is “a national organization” and does not fall under their jurisdiction.
The report goes on to say that Lou’s $10,000 loan to himself from the Democratic Organization doesn’t violate any ELEC statutes. To the right are the two pages, in full (recipient’s information has been redacted). To the left is a detail that is intriguing.
However, the interesting part of the letter is the investigation into the politicians that donated from their campaigns to Lou’s slush fund. Senate President Stephen Sweeney, watch out!
We will watch closely as this plays out. I heard about this letter, and filed an OPRA with ELEC to get a copy. ELEC replied about ten days later telling me that the request was “denied because no records exist”.
Is there a cover-up at ELEC? Will Sweeney roll on Lou like a steamroller? These questions and more beg to have answers.