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Review of the Bush-Cheney 2000 Recount Fund and 527 Disclosure Law
As of July 26, 2002

The Bush-Cheney 2000, Inc-Recount Fund, created shortly after the November 2000 election to pay for the campaign’s legal and political activities in Florida and other contested areas, evaded a soft money campaign finance disclosure law for 18 months. The recount fund’s trustees did not file required disclosure forms until 3:25 p.m. on July 15, 2002 – meeting the deadline for an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) “amnesty” program to avoid millions of dollars in potential fines by less than nine hours.

The recount fund was required by law to file a statement of organization (known as an 8871 form) and make at least four and perhaps as many as six periodic filings detailing contributions and expenditures (8872 forms) under a “527 group disclosure” law passed in July 2000 (PL 106-230). 527 groups, named after the section of the Internal Revenue Code that governs them, can raise unlimited amounts of soft money and primarily exist to influence elections.

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  • At least three partners in her former law firm were contributors to the DeLay legal defense fund. I don’t know whether she contributed as well.

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