The Kaifesh campaign claimed that Goel supporters were being investigated for trying to buy votes, with complaints filed with the Cook and DuPage County State’s Attorneys’ offices.
Cook County Republican Party chairman Aaron Del Mar even asked Goel to withdraw after her opponent accused her campaign of setting up a fake website and social media sites set to look up like his own but with content denigrating his campaign.
According to the phony site, which resembled Kaifesh’s official campaign website, it was paid for by a super political action committee called Indian Americans for Freedom, which lists Goel’s address, local WLS-TV reported.
Under US law, super PACs, can engage in unlimited political spending as long as they don’t make contributions to candidate campaigns or parties. The PAC was formed by Indian-American businessman Shalli Kumar, a supporter of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. However, Goel claimed she has no control over the IAFF organization. “I cannot account for anybody else’s actions,” she was quoted as saying. “I cannot tell you, because I do not know where the PAC is.” (IANS)