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Shelley Election Funds Investigated

The U-S Election Assistance Commission will look into California Secretary of State Kevin Shelley´s use of federal election funds.

This, amid allegations that Shelley awarded contracts to Democratic partisans.

Commission chairman DeForest Soaries tells The Associated Press the commission is “attempting to learn all the facts” and may conduct a special audit if that is deemed necessary.

Governor Schwarzenegger´s administration partly froze the funds after Shelley´s expenditures were questioned, including reports he awarded 170-thousand dollars in contracts to people with Democratic ties and ties to his own campaign.

California has received 179 (m) million dollars in funds from the 2002 act that is meant to improve voting equipment and processes around the country.