A federal insider has questioned confused Republican-elect George Santos’ explanation that the dozens of dollars in election costs of $199.99 were the result of an FEC “database error.”
“Unbelievable,” said former FEC chairman Anne Lovell. told the New York Post Regarding Santos’ claim that the mysterious expense report was the result of a database error. “There is too much spending for the $199 filed.”
who is santos Under investigation After admitting to several lies about his personal life and resuming his campaign résumé for being finally elected to represent New York’s 3rd congressional district in November, he himself responded to questions about FEC expense returns. defended the
“This reporting issue was the result of an error in our database and a correction has been submitted to the FEC. We believe the correct information has been provided to the FEC,” a Santos campaigner told the New York Post in an email. said in
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According to FEC filings, Santos’ campaign recorded 37 spending between April 2021 and February 2022 totaling $199.99, falling short of federal law’s standard for requiring receipts by 1 cent. fell below.
Among the costs included hotel rooms in Florida, supplies for Staples and Target, flights, and meals at various restaurants.
“If they had submitted an amended return to the FEC to change it, and the FEC agreed that it was an error in their database, the FEC would have already changed the website.
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FEC President Christian Hillard agreed that “amended trades and submissions submitted by the Commission will be reflected in the data through the FEC website.”
Santos’ campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.
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Santos recently admitted Everyone makes mistakes, he told guest host Tulsi Gabbard on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
“I think humans have flaws and we all make mistakes, Tulsi,” Santos said. I have to admit this on national television for the whole country to see. And I have the courage to do it. I believe that in order to move on and become an effective member of Congress, I must face my mistakes.
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Santos faced criticism and calls to resign from fellow Republicans, but he refused to do so, and the Democrats he lost in November called for a rematch of the election.
Democrat Robert Zimmerman said Tuesday, “George, if that’s your real name and you’re sure #NY3 voters still trust you, resign and stand up to me again in the special election. “Present your true past to voters and answer questions about your criminal record. Let voters decide.”