Earlier today, we reported that the United States Supreme Court had declined to hear an appeal from the National Organization for Marriage in their attempt to have the Maine campaign finance laws declared unconstitutional. The original complaint was filed by former Republican Presidential contender Fred Karger back in 2009.
Karger stated with regards to this development that
“Exactly three years ago today on October 1, 2009, during the last Maine election on marriage equality, I testified before the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices in Augusta and asked the Commission to investigate the National Organization for Marriage for money laundering. NOM was asking for contributions in numerous emails and direct mail to its supporters and assured these potential contributors that their names would never be disclosed. That was a clear violation of Maine’s reporting laws. After closely following NOM in California and other states I knew that they were breaking Maine’s election law.
“Today, thanks to the incredible work of the Maine Attorney General’s Office and the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices, the United States Supreme Court agreed. NOM must obey the election laws of that state.
“Now NOM is at it again in four states, including Maine, that will be voting on the freedom to marry November 6th. NOM’s political operative Frank Schubert is again running all the campaigns and NOM is funding them. The voters in Washington, Minnesota, Maryland and Maine should be aware of NOM’s lies and should reject Schubert’s continued campaigns of deceit during the next five weeks.”
During the case, Brian Brown swore that NOM was obeying the law.