The Council on American-Islamic Relations has called for Ben Carson to withdraw from the presidential race; CAIR is a nonprofit and is legally forbidden from intervening in campaigns.
"Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says a nonprofit Islamic advocacy group broke the law by calling for him to drop out of the presidential race.
“'The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) held a public press conference demanding that I withdraw from the presidential race,' Carson said in an email to supporters Saturday.
“'Here’s the catch – CAIR is a tax-exempt nonprofit, and the IRS rules explicitly prohibit such groups from intervening in political campaigns on behalf of – or in opposition to – a candidate,' the email continues."--Bradford Richardson, The Hill