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"Millions" of donations to Democrats from "unemployed" and unverifiable


Fox News"After downloading hundreds of millions of [dollars in] donations to the Take Back Action Fund servers, we were shocked to see that almost half of the donations to ActBlue in 2019 claimed to be unemployed individuals," he said. "The name of employers must be disclosed when making political donations, but more than 4.7 million donations came from people who claimed they did not have an employer. Those 4.7 million donations totaled $346 million ActBlue raised and sent to liberal causes."

The trend is continuing this year: An Action Fund examination of 2020 data from January through August showed an uptick in "unemployed" donations through ActBlue, to 50.1% this year.
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But critics, including the Action Fund, contend that the website allows credit card donations that are not verified, so anyone from any country in the world can donate without a paper trail.

"ActBlue's insistence on refusing to allow banks to verify their donations is an invitation to foreign programmers or others to send money through them using fake American names, and we encourage them to start letting banks verify the identity of donors to stop the potential for millions of dollars to influence our election," Pudner said.

One of the few campaign finance laws that actually make sense are those barring foreign influence money from election activities. Politicians running for office in the US should not be in any way beholden to foreigners, whether individuals or governments. In both of his campaigns for the White House, Obama disregarded those rules by turning off credit card address verification rules. Biden appears to be following the same playbook.

This entry was published Wed Oct 14 02:28:04 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2020-09-13 20:11:51.0. [Tweet]

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