Summary of Post-General Report $4,600 Exceedances (Supplemental Update) 2/8/09)

8/February/2009

February 8, 2009

Office of the General Counsel

Federal Election Commission
999 E. Street, NW

Washington, D.C.  20463


Complaint of Over Limit Contributions and Request for Audit – Obama for America (C00431445) and Obama Victory Fund (C00451393)

Summary of Post-General Report $4,600 Exceedances

(Supplemental Update to MUR 6142)

Dear Sir or Madam:

This is a supplemental update to complaint, MUR 6142, pertaining to the Presidential Campaign Funds of Barack Obama.  It is based on FEC files downloaded from the FEC website for Post-General funds and the Year End Report.

The Summary Report of the previously submitted for the Post-General Fund $4,600 limit exceedances (February 1, 2009 supplement, Table I) is updated by variation with the year end reporting.   Refunds were made to 212 donors, 55 that were on the exceedance list, reducing the total exceedances from 1,656 contributors totaling $1.9 million to 1,609 contributors totaling $1.8 million.  The exceedances refunded and reduced are listed in Table II. Transactions were difficult to reconcile as many of the entries had first and last name reversed.

Some additional credit card and bank charge backs were debited from contributions, increasing the previously reported $1,873,478 (December 23, 2008 supplement, Table II) by approximately $140,509.  However, one of these 17A line items listed in the year end report could not be found in the FEC contributor file posted on line, ALL.zip.  The item was reported as “Unitemized Donors” $50,563.40 as a debit.

The American People need an audit of the Obama for America (C00431445) and Obama Victory Fund (C00451393).  We are depending on the FEC to assure compliance with fair practices.  Please audit the Obama Presidential Campaign Funds.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

Yours Truly,

    Subscribed and sworn to before me this__________day of_______________, 20___.
          • ___________________________                                           Notary


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Table I .  Studies of Exceedances of the $4,600 Donation Limit.
Post-General FEC Report YE Variation 2008 Year End
Funds Donors Over Donors Over Donors Over Total
Studied Over Limit Over Limit Over Limit Funds
State $ Limit $ Limit $ Limit $ $
Alabama 1,738,029 3 865.29 3 865
Alaska 983,248 1 65.00 1 65
Arizona 5,495,159 14 15,996.79 14 15,997
Arkansas 1,004,808 4 1,413.49 -1 -65 3 1,348
California 95,657,864 410 444,131.05 410 444,131
Colorado 10,998,294 46 57,271.97 -3 -3,300 43 53,972
Connecticut 9,728,718 28 36,234.06 28 36,234
DC (Note 1) 15,890,244 57 60,856.26 57 60,856
Delaware 1,011,085 3 5,296.34 3 5,296
Florida 20,007,412 91 128,085.81 -15 -23,122 76 104,963
Georgia 8,571,748 32 51,936.10 32 51,936
Hawaii 3,098,695 10 18,755.00 10 18,755
Idaho 876,128 4 2,280.00 -1 -1,500 3 780
Illinois 35,328,408 148 187,337.04 -4 -6,946 144 180,391
Indiana 3,402,575 4 2,143.54 4 2,144
Iowa 2,249,246 7 9,845.32 7 9,845
Kansas 1,548,422 2 995.00 2 995
Kentucky 2,395,300 4 6,000.00 4 6,000
Louisiana 1,438,131 1 280.00 1 280
Maine 2,209,394 5 5306.15 -2 -2,800 3 2,506
Maryland 19,095,416 50 46,455.41 50 46,455
Mass 24,380,546 108 143,352.68 -1 -575 107 142,778
Michigan 7,309,396 23 11,315.41 -1 -1,593 22 9,722
Minnisota 6,058,348 13 15,877.86 -1 -2,300 12 13,578
Mississippi 768,866 4 5,105.25 4 5,105
Missouri 5,001,921 25 30,656.17 -1 -500 24 30,156
Montana 1,089,774 1 1,000.00 1 1,000
Nebraska 862,893 1 2,775.00 1 2,775
Nevada 2,328,779 8 7,272.11 -1 -347 7 6,925
New Hampshire 2,471,504 7 4,155.00 7 4,155
New Jersey 13,632,642 42 46,422.03 -2 -3,550 40 42,872
New Mexico 3,991,871 10 3,612.13 -300 10 3,312
New York 58,209,668 166 203,816.33 -6 -4,210 160 199,607
North Carolina 8,583,672 23 26,133.58 23 26,134
North Dakota 191,551 0 0 0
Ohio 7,220,028 7 2,451.07 7 2,451
Oklahoma 1,711,189 4 3,011.03 4 3,011
Oregon 6,663,332 13 19,474.49 13 19,474
other 6,052,337 27 35,549.05 27 35,549
Pennsylvania 14,051,484 32 31,512.14 -1 -2,300 31 29,212
Rhode Island 1,563,473 5 2,263.68 5 2,264
South Carolina 2,229,377 9 8,324.35 9 8,324
South Dakota 337,078 0 0 0
Tennessee 3,486,122 4 3,250.00 4 3,250
Texas 20,425,876 81 93,122.75 -4 -5,000 77 88,123
Utah 1,654,889 4 2,022.41 -1 -25 3 1,997
Vermont 2,073,846 6 3,591.25 -1 -1,200 5 2,391
Virgina 17,031,854 49 65,687.15 49 65,687
Washington 16,522,660 42 39,808.36 42 39,808
West Virgina 715,531 3 1,554.53 3 1,555
Wisconsin 4,865,227 11 16,298.46 -2,300 11 13,998
Wyoming 730,098 4 1,650.00 -1 -1,000 3 650
Totals 494,944,156 1,656 1,912,614 -47 -62,933 1,609 1,849,680
DC (Note 1) 10,000,000 3,500,000 13,500,000
Disclosed 484,944,156 484,650,970
Ind+Tran-Refund 740,060,810 3,247,042 743,307,601
Undisclosed 255,116,654 258,656,631
Note 1:  The DC file from the FEC also includes a lump sums transferred from the Obama Victory Fund.

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Table II.  Exceedance Refunds and Reductions
Contributor Name Sum, $ State YE Refund YE Sum, $ Exceedance
Bowman, Jd 4,665.00 AK 574.71 4,090.29 Refunded
Frampton, Harry 6,900.00 CO 2,300.00 4,600.00 Refunded
Johnson, David H 5,100.00 CO 500.00 4,600.00 Refunded
Marr, Tom 5,100.00 CO 1,750.00 3,350.00 Refunded
Berrin, Robert 5,100.00 FL 500.00 4,600.00 Refunded
Eschauzier, Petra 5,100.00 FL 500.00 4,600.00 Refunded
Gorson, Matthew B 6,900.00 FL 2,300.00 4,600.00 Refunded
Hernandez-Alterman, Victoria 4,930.00 FL 330.00 4,600.00 Refunded
Hinkle, Jeanie L 5,100.00 FL 500.00 4,600.00 Refunded
Katz, Allan 6,792.34 FL 2,246.17 4,546.17 Refunded
Kushlan, James 6,900.00 FL 2,300.00 4,600.00 Refunded
Lydecker, Richard J 5,000.00 FL 2,000.00 3,000.00 Refunded
Marin, Steven 5,600.00 FL 1,000.00 4,600.00 Refunded
Marino, Stephen 6,900.00 FL 2,300.00 4,600.00 Refunded
Molina, Maria J 4,900.00 FL 2,300.00 2,600.00 Refunded
Morariu, M Albin 6,900.00 FL 1,850.00 5,050.00 Reduced
Pedraza, Raul 10,136.73 FL 4,600.00 5,536.73 Reduced
Peterson, J. Robert 5,100.00 FL 500.00 4,600.00 Refunded
Rachlin, Michaele 4,850.00 FL 250.00 4,600.00 Refunded
Reposa, Maria 6,900.00 FL 2,300.00 4,600.00 Refunded
Suarez, Yolanda 5,600.00 FL 1,000.00 4,600.00 Refunded
Swig, Carol M 6,100.00 ID 1,500.00 4,600.00 Refunded
Barry, Grace 5,100.00 IL 500.00 4,600.00 Refunded
Cox, Nancy J 6,100.00 IL 675.84 5,424.16 Reduced
Davis, Allison S 7,070.00 IL 2,595.00 4,475.00 Refunded
Gray, Paul 6,900.00 IL 2,300.00 4,600.00 Refunded
Maddox, Joseph 5,250.00 IL 500.00 4,750.00 Reduced
Silver, Cappy 5,100.00 IL 500.00 4,600.00 Refunded
Fulp, Carol N 5,175.00 MA 575.00 4,600.00 Refunded
Monks, Max 6,900.00 ME 2,300.00 4,600.00 Refunded
Taylor, Michael 5,100.00 ME 500.00 4,600.00 Refunded
Kantglas, Amy 6,193.46 MI 1,593.46 4,600.00 Refunded
Nelson, Glen D 6,900.00 MN 2,300.00 4,600.00 Refunded
Epstein, Sara 5,100.00 MO 2,300.00 2,800.00 Refunded
Rivera, Ramon 5,600.00 NJ 1,000.00 4,600.00 Refunded
Sigal, Ruth L 8,900.00 NJ 2,300.00 6,600.00 Reduced
Weiss, Lawrence 4,850.00 NJ 250.00 4,600.00 Refunded
Hoyt, Zannie 5,500.00 NM 300.00 5,200.00 Reduced
Goorjian, Gavin 4,947.11 NV 347.11 4,600.00 Refunded
Bartle, Christopher 4,850.00 NY 250.00 4,600.00 Refunded
Depreist, Jennifer 5,218.68 NY 750.00 4,468.68 Refunded
Meyerson, James 5,641.00 NY 1,041.00 4,600.00 Refunded
Rossi, Elissa 4,800.00 NY 200.00 4,600.00 Refunded
Schell, J Michael 5,450.00 NY 1,164.15 4,285.85 Refunded
Vinoly, Rafael 5,850.00 NY 1,250.00 4,600.00 Refunded
Bolognese, Anthony 6,900.00 PA 2,300.00 4,600.00 Refunded
Estess, B Henry 5,400.00 TX 800.00 4,600.00 Refunded
Flood, John T 9,700.00 TX 500.00 9,200.00 Reduced
Hassan, Lutfe 6,900.00 TX 2,300.00 4,600.00 Refunded
Huffman, Norma 5,000.00 TX 500.00 4,500.00 Refunded
Peacock, J Hoke Iii 5,600.00 TX 1,300.00 4,300.00 Refunded
Schuman, Duchess 4,625.00 UT 170.00 4,455.00 Refunded
Griswold, Roger 5,800.00 VT 1,300.00 4,500.00 Refunded
Herzing, Stacey 8,108.86 WI 2,300.00 5,808.86 Reduced
Ladd, Edward H 5,600.00 WY 1,000.00 4,600.00 Refunded

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