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How the Obama Campaign Is Illegally Accepting Donations From Foreign Citizens


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Foreign Donations, Obama Campaign, Lack of Safeguards against Foreign Donat, Barack Obama, Hypocrisy, Campaign Finance Problems, Lack of Transparency, Bad Faith, Winking at Unlawful Contributions )

Paula
- 2455 days ago - pjmedia.com
It's been reported that Barack Obama's re-election campaign is knowingly accepting donations from non-U.S. citizens, and PJ Media can confirm that it's not only possible, but very easy, for foreign citizens to make contributions.



   

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Jae A (316)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 3:19 pm
Why post this again..?

The facts are that Romney is also about to be investaged for his foreign donations..unlike those that this is suggesting of Obama's that are 'residental' donations...Romney are large investor donations. Romney has also invested in China's foreign markets over those of U.S. ..perhaps due to his having outsourced so many American jobs to China as well as to other nations .
 

Vicky P (476)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 3:47 pm
Yes, unfortunately, both Romney and Obama are doing this
 

Paula M (39)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 4:24 pm

From the article:






I first tried to donate on October 6, via the donation page at BarackObama.com, the president’s official re-election campaign website. I entered my name, and my UK street address and city, as I figured that at a minimum I would need to supply these in order for my bank to process the transaction. I also supplied my email address.

However, in order to progress to the next screen I had to provide a U.S. state, postcode, and phone number. I have relatives in Massachusetts, so I chose MA from the list and entered my relatives’ postcode and a variation on their phone number, with the last four numbers changed so the state and area codes would be correct.

I then entered my debit card number (this is a card that draws on my checking account, as distinct from a credit card) and expiration date, but I was not asked to enter the three-digit CVV (card-verification value) number on the back of the card; I had seen reports that the Obama campaign had disabled the requirement to supply this number.

I clicked “donate,” and despite my intention to test the system, I was a little surprised to see that my donation was, initially at least, accepted – I figured it was still possible that the discrepancies in the address would show up. I received an acknowledgement of my donation from the Obama campaign via email, although the email did add that the donation was “subject to review.” I then made a second donation, for $5, so that I could take a screen grab of the page you see below.

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As a control, I then tried to make a donation to the Romney campaign, entering the same information. This time, I was asked for the three-digit CVV number, and when I clicked “donate” I was immediately informed that the address I had entered did not match the address on file for the card.
 

. (0)
Saturday October 27, 2012, 12:30 pm
Jae A: I guess you have not been following stories like these on Care2. This is a new post; I'm sorry if your confused.
You actually state that Romney is"about to be investigated for his foreign donations". This is a lie and you know it.Romney has denied foreign contributions, unlike the President.
 

Jana Switzer (6)
Saturday October 27, 2012, 4:36 pm
Time to Vote In the Green Party! Unfortunately Those that Control Our Elections would Never Stand For It! Our Elections are Bought & For by Corporations & Foreign $$$$. There are 4 Parties, but only 2 Get Recognition! Jill Stein tried to be a part of Debates and was instead Arrested for trying to take part in the Debate, for the Election she's running for. Time to Wipe Put Our Government, Get Rid of the $$$$ and Start From Scratch!
 

Ruby S (44)
Sunday October 28, 2012, 2:05 pm
@Paula M, you have to go to the White House in order to sign up, Go to www.TheWhiteHouse.gov, and sign up...@Allen, that is a lie, I work with The President. Projecting much? People you can read about these lies and you may find a truth or two...Go here: www.huffingtonpost.com, come out of the bubble...
 

Robert K (31)
Sunday October 28, 2012, 2:31 pm
You do realize that Citizen's United opened the door for foreigners to spend hundreds of millions or more in our elections, and they give far more to the Republicans.
 

Alexander Werner (53)
Sunday October 28, 2012, 4:42 pm
Did anyone forget calls from Gaza during the last elections, where Palestinian Arabs invited everyone to vote for Obama? Those who were able to sponsor tens of thousands of phone calls all over US, can move a few bucks to direct funding.


 
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