Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Alarms Sounded on Democratic Party's Biggest Fundraising Platform; half of donations from unemployed; "Fishy As Hell": Graham Slams ActBlue Over Anonymous Donations

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Alarms sounded on Democratic Party's biggest fundraising platform; half of donations from unemployed:
Nearly half of 2019 donations to ActBlue, the Democratic Party’s biggest fundraising platform, were made by people who listed themselves as unemployed, raising red flags about whether the online processor is being used for foreign or otherwise illegal contributions.
An analysis of Federal Election Commission data by the conservative Take Back Action Fund found that 2.8 million ActBlue transactions in 2019, or 47.4%, were made by donors who identified themselves as unemployed or listed no employer.
That figure has risen to 50.1% in the first eight months of 2020, said Take Back president John Pudner, who has for years sounded the alarm about the potential for foreign influence on ActBlue over what he described as its lax online credit-card security measures.
“Our biggest concern is foreign money. Do you really believe that half of the people who are giving money through ActBlue don’t have a job?” Mr. Pudner told the Washington Times. “To me, that just seems absurd.”
His concern is that illegal contributions could be made using prepaid gift cards and pairing them with either fake names and addresses or the stolen identities of real voters. The FEC provides an additional layer of security by requiring donors to list their employers, but there is no such check on those who identify themselves as unemployed. --->READ MORE HERE
"Fishy As Hell": Graham Slams ActBlue Over Anonymous Donations After Group Drops Nearly $200 Million On Biden Campaign
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has sounded the alarm following a Fox News report that ActBlue - a leftist nonprofit political action committee (PAC) which has donated $194 million to the Biden campaign - took in nearly half its 2019 donations from anonymous donors who listed themselves as 'unemployed.'
"Wow – this sounds fishy as hell," Graham tweeted Saturday.
I urge the @FEC and others to investigate this situation. Is money being laundered through @ActBlue from straw donors or foreign governments to Democratic candidates, or is this legit? Somebody needs to find out ASAP. 
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) September 12, 2020

A preliminary computer analysis by the Take Back Action Fund, obtained exclusively by Fox News, has found that nearly half of all 2019 donations to ActBlue were made by people claiming to be unemployed.


According to the findings of the Action Fund – a nonprofit that aims to "educate the public on conservative solutions for political reform" – 48.4% of ActBlue donations last year, prior to the massive loss of jobs that came with the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic, came from those who did not list an employer or who claimed to be unemployed. -Fox News --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

'Untraceable': Half of 2019 Donations to Dem Fundraising Platform Reportedly Came from 'Unemployed' Donors 

Data shows that half of 2019 donations to ActBlue came from untraceable 'unemployed' donors

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