UH-OH: Yang’s giveaway may be illegal

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Larry Noble, a former Federal Election Commission general counsel, tweeted that “a lottery to give money to potential supporters may violate law and is a slippery slope.”

The nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center, which works to minimize the influence of big money in politics, tweeted “Before @AndrewYang starts handing out campaign money, he might want to ask an election law expert to explain 52 USC 30114(b), the section of the Federal Code that bans the conversion of campaign funds to personal use.”

And former U.S. attorney Preet Bharara, an anti-corruption crusader, questioned whether Yang “vetted his $1000/month to voters from campaign funds with an actual lawyer.”

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