On October 24, 2019, the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) received a complaint alleging that Fuse Votes, a committee registered with the PDC in 2016 as an “Other Political Committee,” may have violated RCW 42.17A.420 by exceeding contribution limitations within 21 days of an election in 2016.
PDC staff reviewed the allegation; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; and the response filed by Fuse Votes (Committee); and the applicable PDC reports filed by Committee to determine whether the record supports a finding of one or more violations.
Staff found the Committee filed a C-3 report listing $8,000 contribution from SEIU 925 Local Services PAC (SEIU) as having been received on November 8, 2016. However, upon review of its response to this complaint together with the scanned copies of a deposit slip and the check from SEIU, it appears this was a typographical oversight by the Committee’s treasurer. Based on the deposit slip and the copy of the check, the check was received on November 28, 2016, as opposed to November 8, 2016 as alleged in the complaint, and deposited on the same day (November 28, 2016).
Based on these findings staff determined that no evidence supports a finding of a violation warranting further investigation.
Based on this information, PDC dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).Disposition: Case Closed with No Evidence of Violations (Resolved 11/20/2019)