RALEIGH – Former candidate for chair of the North Carolina Republican Party Jim Womack is inciting claims of libel and slander from N.C. GOP leadership.
As reported in the Daily Haymaker, Womack is raising questioning about certain finance and fundraising reports that raise cocnerns. In response, Executive Director of the N.C. GOP Dallas Woodhouse suggested Womack’s questions were out of line and libelous even.
“Further: Jim it appears you accused us of not following the law in a mass blind CC email, since Carl responded to me.
Again: This is libelous and slanderous.
You are accusing me, my staff and perhaps others of violating Federal and State law, the plan of organization and our party’s code of ethics. For someone to make that allegation, you should have significant evidence to back it up. Our campaign filings are unimpeachable”
Womack, in turn, laid out a series of questions, some on issues of purposely inflating fundraising numbers:
“…please have someone provide a plausible explanation about the highly unusual transactions involving Greg Lindberg and Jim Goodnight in August 2017. Specifically, we would like to know why these two individuals contributed $500,000 on 8/29 and $50,000 on 8/03, only to have all but $10K refunded to each ON THE SAME DAY they made their contributions.
Now, if you and Mr. Lemons (our Treasurer) do not wish to provide the ExCom with full disclosure about these and other highly unusual details in the on-line FEC reports, then I’ll just inquire of the FEC directly. I am 100% sure they would fully cooperate by inquiring into these matters.”
It’s uncertain if any cause will be found by the FEC to look into any of the allegations. What is certain is that Jim Womack will keep pressing the issue and attempting to shine a light in the swamp of party politics.
Read more on the spending and accounting questions raised by Womack here.