A flurry of last-minute mailers targeting incumbent Republican lawmakers are illegal because they either don’t identify the sender or the named organization has not properly registered with his office or has incomplete campaign finance reports, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said Wednesday.

Hosemann said in a press conference that his office became aware of the flyers within the last 48 hours. Organizations that distribute materials designed to sway political opinion have to register with the secretary of state’s office and file campaign finance reports. The organizations Hosemann said his office has been able to identify have either not registered or their finance filings show zero expenses and zero disbursements.

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