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The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics ruled on Monday there is insufficient evidence to suggest D.C. Council member Yvette M. Alexander should be kept off the April 3 primary ballot despite accusations her petition circulators did not witness many of the signatures they authorized in their filings to the board.
The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics will decide by Monday whether council member Yvette M. Alexander's petition to be on the primary election ballot is legally sound or if her campaign ignored election laws and imperiled her bid to retain her Ward 7 seat.
A review of documents that surfaced in an investigation of D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander shows that the Office of Campaign Finance neither requested nor received any of the receipts that office holders are required by law to maintain to support their use of funds intended to benefit constituents in need.
The D.C. Office of Campaign Finance (OCF) has opened an investigation into the use of constituent-services funds by Ward 7 Democrat Yvette Alexander, according to a resident who filed a complaint this month.
A group of Ward 7 residents has asked the District's Office of Campaign Finance to investigate D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander's use of constituent service funds to determine if she violated fundraising and conflict of interest laws.
Two close advisers and a fundraiser for D.C. Council member Yvette M. Alexander are paid members of Wal-Marts local "consulting team" now promoting a retail outlet in Ward 7, which Ms. Alexander represents, according to the Arkansas-based retailer.
A D.C. Council member who represents some of the city's poorest households has spent less than 5 percent of the money she has raised since 2007 to help constituents with urgent needs, such as funeral expenses, rent and utilities, a review of campaign finance records shows.