The Federal Election Commission (FEC) announced that it will look into possible election law violations by Steve Scheffler, President of both the Iowa Christian Alliance and the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition. The FEC notified Mr. Scheffler as well as Fred Karger who filed the original 82 page complaint with the FEC on February 24, 2011.
Karger contends that Steve Scheffler intentionally left him out of his March 7th Forum after telling the Wall Street Journal that, “all (potential) candidates who have shown the slightest interest in running for President in 2012 would be invited.”
Scheffler had threatened Karger last May in a personal email stating, “I will work overtime to help ensure that your political aspirations are aborted right here in Iowa.”
Federal Election law strictly prohibits organizers of Presidential debates and forums from using “subjective criteria” when inviting individuals to participate. Organizers instead must use “objective criteria” which Karger contends Scheffler did not, and intentionally excluded him because he is gay.