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AUDIT UNCOVERS ISSUES WITH SOUTH DAKOTA DEMOCRATIC PARTY FINANCES

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Draft audit findings show the South Dakota Democratic Party understated disbursements by $2.5 million, received $67,182 worth of contributions from unregistered organizations and failed to disclose $46,097 worth of debts and obligations.

The newly revealed findings for the years 2015-2016 are from an audit performed by the Federal Election Commission.

The commission is set to review a memorandum about the audit Thursday.

Ann Tornberg was South Dakota Democratic Party chairwoman during the years that the audit covers but no longer holds the position.

She said Wednesday that “they will do whatever they need to do in order to correct the situation.”

The party’s current executive director, Stacey Burnette, said in a statement that she looks forward “to resolving any outstanding issues with past FEC reports.”