I've now found more evidence of the tea party violating their 501(c)4 status and election laws. The Tea Party has been placing google advertisements that show up on sites like Big Government:
You can see a larger version of the advertisement here:
The ad takes you to the main page of the St. Louis Tea Party site, which prominent features a GOTV video from Bill Hennessy:
You can watch the video here:
In the video, Bill Hennessy says the following:
I'm going to ask you to take one hour, just one hour, Monday or Tuesday, to come to the St. Louis Tea Party Headquarters at 4512 Hampton Avenue in St. Louis Hills, just south of Hampton Village, and give one hour to phone calls or knocking on doors asking your friends and neighbors, your fellow citizens to go to the polls on Tuesday and vote for Ed Martin and the tea party candidates across the ballot.So, the St. Louis Tea Party paid for Google Advertisements that direct people to a site where Bill Hennessy directly asks them to vote for Ed Martin. Unless I'm missing something, this is a pretty obvious violation of election laws.