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Richard Spencer’s White-Nationalist Nonprofit Fails to File Paperwork to Keep Fundraising

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Richard Spencer is one of the country’s most prominent white nationalists. He’s also a terrible bookkeeper.

White nationalist Richard Spencer speaks during a press conference at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 19, 2017 in Gainesville, Florida. (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

White nationalist Richard Spencer speaks during a press conference at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 19, 2017 in Gainesville, Florida. (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

For the second time this year, the state officials in Virginia who regulate nonprofits have rebuked Spencer’s far-right think tank for failing to register to solicit donations.

Fundraising without such registration is illegal in Virginia. As of Thursday, Spencer’s National Policy Institute website continued to solicit donations, asking they be sent to a P.O. box in Alexandria, Va., where the tiny organization is based.

Like other white nationalists, Spencer uses the mail because over the last year Silicon Valley tech companies have denied far-right figures access to popular crowdfunding websites.

Read the full story on LATimes.com.

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