That's a lot of money, too bad it was all legal.(Why do liberals have to lie so much?)<quoted text>
Mormons Found Guilty on 13 Counts of Prop 8 Malfeasance, Fined by FPPC
It was eventually learned that the Mormon Church coordinated contributions amounting to more than half of the $45 million dollar Yes on Prop 8 campaign, as well as contributing non-monetarily to the campaign by sending Mormon campaign volunteers through the Church's "mission" program and offering use of church ward (parish) properties throughout the state.
The LDS exerts influence on social issues in Utah's neighboring states, as well, creating what is known politically as "The Mormon Corridor," from Eastern California to Colorado, Idaho to Arizona.
The complaint by Karger and CAH resulted in the FPPC's 19-month investigation, leading to today's decision. "They got off easy," said Karger, "but this is only one state. They were involved in all 30 state [marriage] battles. This is just the beginning."
Along with the complaint filed in California, Karger and CAH also filed a complaint "against the Mormon's front organization, NOM [National Organization for Marriage]," Karger said. Maine's Fair Political Practices Commission "voted 3-2 to investigate them and to turn over their donor names which they're required to by law," said Karger. "They contributed another $2 million dollars in that campaign."
NOM is under investigation in the state of Maine for possible money laundering and failing to file the required campaign reports for that state’s Question 1 campaign. Question 1 took away gay marriage in Maine just last November.
Here, from the source
"When contributions of $1,000 or more are made during the final days of an election the time between the last campaign report required to be filed and the end of the election late contribution reports must be
filed within 24 hours of making or receiving the “late” contribution. The following failed to file a late contribution report as required by law:
Late Contribution Reporting Violation
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints failed to timely report making late non-monetary contributions totaling $36,928 in connection with the November 4, 2008, General Election.$5,539 fine."
in other words, about $36K worth of staff time was not reported in the last few days before the election. BFD!