Soros group is accused of violating Arizona election law

October 22, 2016 GMT

PHOENIX (AP) — A campaign finance violation complaint has been filed with the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office against a newly formed independent political committee linked to hedge fund tycoon George Soros.

An attorney representing Republican incumbent Bill Montgomery’s re-election campaign for Maricopa County Attorney filed a complaint Friday, saying the Arizona Safety & Justice has violated a state election law.

Soros has been spending millions of dollars this year to support Democrats in prosecutor races around the country and all but one of his favored candidates have won.

Phoenix lawyer Brett Johnson says the law requires political committees making independent expenditures to a candidate or office within 60 days of an election to provide 24 hours’ notice to opponents about submitted print or television ads.


Montgomery’s campaign says it was not notified.

Whitney Tymas, Arizona Safety & Justice chairwoman, says the committee has fully complied with election law. In a statement, she called the complaint a “groundless attempt to distract voters.”