ACTION If SEIU used HAVA funds (Help America Vote Act) to get out the Nevada vote, that could be a basis for federal action.
HAVA is subsidized w/ federal funds. The federal law provides for federal monies to assist states in upgrading voting equipment and election procedures to protect the right to vote of all citizens (particularly immigrants, Black Americans, and young voters).
Under HAVA a Preliminary Plan must be prepared, w/ a 30-day public comment period.........distributed on the internet and hard copies broadly disseminated. The public would also attend six of the Committees twelve work sessions and participate in six public hearings.
In one state---NJ---the state's AG--its chief election officer----used HAVA grants to pay for food and transportation at hip-hop summits aimed at getting young people to vote.
The federal HAVA commission, known as EAC, stated that states cannot use federal grants doled out under HAVA for entertainment costs like food and travel.
"EAC considers food provided to students at the summits and transportation provided to students to and from the summit as entertainment costs and not an allowable use of HAVA funds," the audit said. "In addition to being unallowable, EAC does not consider the costs reasonable since the summits were broadcast via the Internet to other schools that did not incur food and travel expenses to obtain the same information."
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POSSIBLE CHARGES: illegal conversions of public monies; facilitating govt fraud; official acts prohibited; misuse of Congressional funds; abuse of tax-exempt monies, violating oath of office; misuse of government position; abuse of government power; conflict of interest; influence buying; conspiracy to deceive; misuse of elective office, collusion, conspiracy to collude; falsifying official documents, presenting false federal instruments for filing.