Alternate headline: Pot Calls Kettle Black:
A complaint filed with the state Board of Elections on Tuesday alleges that Indivisible - Flip NC has been raising money and improperly coordinating efforts with the state Democratic Party without filing paperwork with the elections board and disclosing its donors. The complaint was filed by Dallas Woodhouse, executive director of the North Carolina Republican Party.
Republicans in suburban areas tend to be the most vulnerable. And Flip NC appears to specifically target at least one suburban Republican: Rep. Nelson Dollar of Cary. “If we are going to have rules they have to apply equally to all,” Woodhouse said in an email.
Oh, that's just rich as hell. Over the last 6-8 years, Woodhouse has controlled so much dark money he could have easily launched his own fucking rocket, with that Americans For the Prosperous bus perched on its nose. If (and it's a big "if") the organizers of Indivisible Flip NC have failed to file the proper paperwork, it's due to inexperience, not an effort to conceal the identity (and thus motives) of billionaires and other uber-wealthy anti-democratic potentates. More whining:
“This group appears to be working for Supreme Court Justice Candidate Anita Earls, Governor Cooper and legislative democrats without following any of the disclosure rules,” Woodhouse said in an email. “We do not believe that is lawful or ethical on the part of this democrat supporting group.”
The complaint also asks for information on who is paying for merchandise the organization is selling.
“Given Flip NC has not filed any reports, there is no way to know who is paying for the events, collaterals or software,” the complaint concludes.
This "group" is a real grass roots organization, Dallas. That may be hard for you to grasp, since your only experience has been astro-turf groups funded by the Koch Brothers, but the real thing does exist. And that scares the bejesus out of you.