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(Center for Public Integrity)   Because "my dog ate my campaign finance report" seemed a little cliche   (publicintegrity.org) divider line 19
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2014-02-20 06:11:35 PM  
Indeed, McCaskill is among a small group of senators who voluntarily submit their campaign reports electronically.

So she chooses to file electronically.

This digital version of her report - currently available for anyone to review on the FEC's website:http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/senate/sforms/C00431304/931 /

It's currently available to the public.  How should we title this article?

FEC to Claire McCaskill: Show us your money
Missouri Democrat says missing campaign finance documents were lost in the mail


BIATCH WHAT ARE YOU HIDING?
 
2014-02-20 06:21:05 PM  
But Senate campaign finance reports submitted electronically are not considered official documents by either the Senate or government regulators. Only paper copies will do. Senators, therefore, must continue sending hard copy documents to the FEC to comply with federal law.

When the FEC receives the hard copies, it will then - at taxpayer expense -- convert the paper filings into electronic form.


Brilliant!
 
2014-02-20 06:28:30 PM  
I thought everybody was using SuperPACs these days?
 
2014-02-20 06:32:48 PM  
This digital version of her report - currently available for anyone to review on the FEC's website

Couldn't she have just told them to download a copy from their own website and print it off?

Blaming it on the post office is usually a stupid excuse, but in this case I'm pretty sure it's true.
 
2014-02-20 06:43:49 PM  
I'm... who is the asinine tag for, the FEC?
 
2014-02-20 06:51:22 PM  
Voluntary submission? Digital submission readily available to the public? Obviously yet another case of BSABSVR.
 
2014-02-20 06:53:22 PM  

Karac: This digital version of her report - currently available for anyone to review on the FEC's website

Couldn't she have just told them to download a copy from their own website and print it off?

Blaming it on the post office is usually a stupid excuse, but in this case I'm pretty sure it's true.


Kind of reminds me of the silly routine I had to deal with for a bunch of documents when buying a house:

1. Agent e-mails me a PDF.
2. Print out PDF.
3. Sign and date the print-out on the dotted line.
4. Scan the signed and dated print-out to a new PDF.
5. E-mail the new PDF back to the agent.

Basically, the rules are exactly the same as the heyday of the fax machine, except that e-mailed PDF's are replacing faxed documents.
 
2014-02-20 07:00:02 PM  
How about Doge ate my campaign finance report?

weknowmemes.com
 
2014-02-20 07:17:19 PM  
But I was told that federal agencies don't go after Democrats?!?!
 
2014-02-20 07:23:25 PM  
Sometimes it pays to read past the article's troll headline before submitting your own, subby.

But since this went green, clearly not this time.  Excellent work, admins.  Bravo.

/welcome to fark
 
2014-02-20 09:42:12 PM  
TFA: But Senate campaign finance reports submitted electronically are not considered official documents by either the Senate or government regulators. Only paper copies will do.

In the 2010's?  That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard of.

Them's the rules and so yeah, bad Senator, no donut.  But the FEC shouldn't even be accepting paper documents in this day and age, let alone requiring them.
 
2014-02-20 10:26:13 PM  

Emposter: Sometimes it pays to read past the article's troll headline before submitting your own, subby.

But since this went green, clearly not this time.  Excellent work, admins.  Bravo.

/welcome to fark


It was a  headline on Fox's mobile site this morning, but it disappeared within an hour.
 
2014-02-20 10:33:48 PM  
I don't care, she prevented us from having Todd Akin from being a senator.   That alone should mean the FEC shouldn't care about her campaign finances.
 
2014-02-20 10:38:51 PM  
How is this even newsworthy?
 
2014-02-20 10:56:18 PM  

lennavan: Missouri Democrat says missing campaign finance documents were lost in the mail


If it's a legitimate filing, I'm told the post office will shut it down.
 
2014-02-20 11:03:30 PM  

Karac: Couldn't she have just told them to download a copy from their own website and print it off?


Hell, if they hooked their printer up to Google Print, she could just print it out in their office.
 
2014-02-21 12:00:54 AM  

eurotrash: How is this even newsworthy?


You see, a Democrat committed a technical violation of the rules. Obviously, it must be sung from the mountaintops, so The People recognize that both sides are, in fact, bad. Now that you've been infromed, I think you know who to vote for.
 
2014-02-21 09:03:26 AM  

Manfred J. Hattan: TFA: But Senate campaign finance reports submitted electronically are not considered official documents by either the Senate or government regulators. Only paper copies will do.

In the 2010's?  That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard of.

Them's the rules and so yeah, bad Senator, no donut.  But the FEC shouldn't even be accepting paper documents in this day and age, let alone requiring them.


Or offering to accept electronic documents if they aren't actually official.
 
2014-02-21 09:40:26 AM  
Be more of a dishonest partisan cockbag  Submitter
 
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