Democrats rule: Public offices commission reduces fine for Rep. Jennie Armstrong by 99%

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Alaska State Rep. Jennie Armstrong, an Anchorage Democrat who ran as a pansexual and won to represent urban Anchorage, got off easy in the complaint made against her by citizen activist Jay McDonald, who filed a report with the Alaska Public Offices Commission earlier this year saying that Armstrong had not reported a large debt she owed to election attorney Scott Kendall. McDonald also reported numerous other failings of Armstrong’s legally required filings.

Armstrong has over- and under-reported income and expenditures in various amounts, ranging from $50 to about $2,600. APOC staff investigated McDonald’s allegations and found that each of Armstrong’s reports was inaccurate to some degree, and they were in violation of Alaska Statute. A maximum penalty can be made of between $50 and $500 a day, depending on the violation.

But Armstrong is an inexperienced filer, the commission decided, and therefore, reduced the final penalty by about 99%. The Instead of a $32,392 penalty for five inaccurate reports, the commission let her off the hook with less than $324 in fines.

McDonald had also filed a complaint that Armstrong owed a personal debt of nearly $15,000 to lawyer Scott Kendall, which she did not disclose in her required filings. She had hired Kendall to defend her right to run for office, since her recent arrival in Alaska had brought lawsuits against her due to residency issues.

Armstrong barely made the two-year residency requirement; she convinced the court that she had really moved to Alaska and into the district she represents in time to run for office for District 16, Anchorage.

Ultimately the commission fined her $405 for this violation of nondisclosure because, again, she was “an inexperienced filer.”

But the commission dismissed another allegation that she has a close association with Kendall, even though he was an advocate for ranked choice voting and the preservation of his brainchild, Ballot Measure 2, which established Alaska’s unique voting system.

The total penalties for Armstrong by the commission are $728.92. She may appeal it to the Alaska Superior Court within 30 days or ask the Commission to reconsider it within 15 days.

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  1. This world takes care of their own. It’s the only protection and reward their members will receive while breath is in their lungs and their heart beats. However To be covered by the salvation of Jesus’ blood for all eternity is gazillions times better than what men can do for someone.

    • Jeremiah 29:7

      Seems you don’t actually follow the Bible, do you? All those pesky verses about helping your fellow man just not your speed. I wonder if you’ve ever actually read the real Bible. The one you have misses chapters.

      • She is referring to salvation and the external hope of that. A reality of God’s truth. John 3:16 – 21. I doubt Jen would disagree with you regarding the Jeremiah verse. Of course we are to pray for mercy for our communities, state, nation etc. and we are to be a light in the darkness. I pray for awakening foe those shrouded in a of dark on a daily basis. As well as revival in the church. I am wondering Masked Avenger if you are reading the Bible? 😆.

        • Oh child…I know Muslims with a far better understanding of Christianity than Jen will ever have. You as well, if you follow her.

          I’m really not one you want to get into a biblical debate with. It would go really poorly for you.

          But since I refuse to battle with illiterates, you’re safe.

      • Masked be specific.
        Which pages does she miss?
        Provide proof of your reasoning for slandering.

        Curious does it help anyone think to be spoken towards so disrespectful as you do ?

        Mull it over and get back.
        I really wonder if you’re mother would approve of your bathroom mouth.

  2. If you look through APOC’s civil complaints report, they almost always reduce penalties to the minimum amount required by State Statute regardless of political affiliation. This is especially true for first-time or single-term candidates.

    There is no reason to think that APOC gave special preference to Armstrong.

    • Yes we know.
      Why would communists want to police election rules?
      Elections are hard to rig when there’s a bunch of regulations put in the way.

  3. And somehow the educated Los Anchorage voters put her in office….the sound you hear in the distance is Farmer Fred’s dog barking and the rest of Alaska laughing at you once again.

    • Laugh all you want.
      The State of AK is next.
      Do you think these commies are gonna let up OVT?
      First they get the urban centers, then they go for the whole state.
      Thanks to western AK, you are now represented by a communist in the US House.
      Keep laughing.

  4. Turnagain (by the sea) loves pansexuals and all other white people.
    Given multiple opportunities to elect a person of color, they always vote for the white person.
    Then they go home & straighten up the Black Lives Matter sign in their yard.

  5. Reducing fines for inexperienced filers is SOP for the commission. Suzanne never mentions it when it involves conservatives, but she’s outraged when liberals get the same treatment.

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