The Federal Elections Commission has found that former Gov. Sarah Palin’s political action committee gave excessive contributions to two well-known Republicans.
The problem is highlighted in a letter sent to SarahPAC treasurer Tim Crawford.
Crawford told the Anchorage Daily News that the problem has been fixed.
He said SarahPAC has sorted out the $5,000 contributions to Sens. John McCain and Lisa Murkowski, and the campaigns have already refunded $200 each.
Crawford blamed the problems on election software used to deal with required disclosures.
Federal law allows political action committees to give candidates up to $5,000 per election if they meet certain conditions. Lower limits of $2,400 per election can apply.
Crawford said SarahPAC has redesignated the $5,000 going to the McCain and Murkowski campaigns so that each received $2,400 for the 2010 primary and another $2,400 for the general election.
The FEC wants a response by Sept. 24. It says an audit or enforcement action is possible if the deadline is not met.