Federal officials to Andrew Yang: Your math doesn't add up

Andrew Yang

Federal officials to Andrew Yang: Your math doesn't add up

Andrew Yang's 2020 presidential committee often summed its campaign up in a single word: "MATH."

But the Federal Election Commission, which regulates and enforces the nation's campaign finance laws, is questioning Yang's addition skills.

"Your report discloses a negative ending cash balance of $190,861.62," a June 30 letter to the Yang campaign states. "This suggests that you have overdrawn your account, made a mathematical error, or incurred a debt."

 

The Yang campaign, which did not return Insider's request for comment, has until August 4 to respond to the agency.

 

Another FEC letter warned the Yang campaign that their beginning cash balance in the latest financial report does not match the ending balance from July 2020, which could result in an audit.

Yang's presidential committee still operates a merchandise page, selling T-shirts with a picture of him from 1992 and the classic "MATH" hats, which stands for "Make America Think Harder" and served as a pointy-headed counterpoint to Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan. (Yang's "Forward Chopsticks," however, were sold out as of Friday morning.)