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Biden campaign is getting a whole lot of money from unemployed - really?

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The conservative group Take Back Action Fund is sounding the alarm on millions of political donations made to former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential campaign. According to the group, more than half of the 2019 contributions Biden received on the Democratic fundraising platform ActBlue came from unemployed people, Fox News reported. That number has increased in 2020, particularly in light of the pandemic.

The organization decided to look at data from 2019, before the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, to get a better idea of what donations were like at a time when the unemployment rate was relatively low – around four percent. Last year, 48.4 percent of ActBlue's donations were from "unemployed."

"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," Take Back Action Fund's president, John Pudner, told Fox News. "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 numbers are ticking upwards as 2020 continues on, with more than 50 percent of donations coming through ActBlue being gifted by those who are unemployed.

Data from WinRed, the Republican Party's version of ActBlue, the number of unemployed people who made donations to President Donald Trump sat at four percent. This year the number is 5.6 percent

Data from the Take Back Action Fund showed that a VERY high percentage of unemployed people donated to the Biden campaign

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Pudner took particular issue with ActBlue's lack of verification, something he says could be foreign contributions, which are illegal.

"It is hard to believe that at a time when the U.S. unemployment rate was less than 4 percent, that unemployed people had $346 million dollars to send to ActBlue for liberal causes," he said.

Of particular concern is that "4.7 million donations from people without a job," Pudner said.

According to Take Back Action Fund, ActBlue allows unverified credit cards to be used for donations. This can create a loophole, something that was seen in 2008. People would buy prepaid gift cards and use those gift cards to make their donations. It was a way for donors to skirt donation limits. But, Pudner believes foreign entities could use this loophole to directly meddle in America's presidential elections.



Those numbers do look a little fishy, no? A suspicious person might wonder if much if not most of that money is coming from foreign donations (people that don't like Trump, wonder why) or are illegal contributions from domestic sources to get around campaign finance laws. The Dems made a big deal about 'Russian Collusion'; IOW foreign influence/meddling in our elections. So are they doing all they could to ensure their own donations are verified and legal? NO.
 

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The conservative group Take Back Action Fund is sounding the alarm on millions of political donations made to former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential campaign. According to the group, more than half of the 2019 contributions Biden received on the Democratic fundraising platform ActBlue came from unemployed people, Fox News reported. That number has increased in 2020, particularly in light of the pandemic.

The organization decided to look at data from 2019, before the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, to get a better idea of what donations were like at a time when the unemployment rate was relatively low – around four percent. Last year, 48.4 percent of ActBlue's donations were from "unemployed."

"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," Take Back Action Fund's president, John Pudner, told Fox News. "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 numbers are ticking upwards as 2020 continues on, with more than 50 percent of donations coming through ActBlue being gifted by those who are unemployed.

Data from WinRed, the Republican Party's version of ActBlue, the number of unemployed people who made donations to President Donald Trump sat at four percent. This year the number is 5.6 percent

Data from the Take Back Action Fund showed that a VERY high percentage of unemployed people donated to the Biden campaign

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Pudner took particular issue with ActBlue's lack of verification, something he says could be foreign contributions, which are illegal.

"It is hard to believe that at a time when the U.S. unemployment rate was less than 4 percent, that unemployed people had $346 million dollars to send to ActBlue for liberal causes," he said.

Of particular concern is that "4.7 million donations from people without a job," Pudner said.

According to Take Back Action Fund, ActBlue allows unverified credit cards to be used for donations. This can create a loophole, something that was seen in 2008. People would buy prepaid gift cards and use those gift cards to make their donations. It was a way for donors to skirt donation limits. But, Pudner believes foreign entities could use this loophole to directly meddle in America's presidential elections.



Those numbers do look a little fishy, no? A suspicious person might wonder if much if not most of that money is coming from foreign donations (people that don't like Trump, wonder why) or are illegal contributions from domestic sources to get around campaign finance laws. The Dems made a big deal about 'Russian Collusion'; IOW foreign influence/meddling in our elections. So are they doing all they could to ensure their own donations are verified and legal? NO.
heres a good break down of it,,

 

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Democrats will either need to admit to the foreign sources masking donations through the unemployed or that the US is the best place in the world to be unemployed so much so that you still have discretionary income to donate to your favorite political candidate. Which is it?
 

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The conservative group Take Back Action Fund is sounding the alarm on millions of political donations made to former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential campaign. According to the group, more than half of the 2019 contributions Biden received on the Democratic fundraising platform ActBlue came from unemployed people, Fox News reported. That number has increased in 2020, particularly in light of the pandemic.

The organization decided to look at data from 2019, before the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, to get a better idea of what donations were like at a time when the unemployment rate was relatively low – around four percent. Last year, 48.4 percent of ActBlue's donations were from "unemployed."

"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," Take Back Action Fund's president, John Pudner, told Fox News. "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 numbers are ticking upwards as 2020 continues on, with more than 50 percent of donations coming through ActBlue being gifted by those who are unemployed.

Data from WinRed, the Republican Party's version of ActBlue, the number of unemployed people who made donations to President Donald Trump sat at four percent. This year the number is 5.6 percent

Data from the Take Back Action Fund showed that a VERY high percentage of unemployed people donated to the Biden campaign

View attachment 388543

Pudner took particular issue with ActBlue's lack of verification, something he says could be foreign contributions, which are illegal.

"It is hard to believe that at a time when the U.S. unemployment rate was less than 4 percent, that unemployed people had $346 million dollars to send to ActBlue for liberal causes," he said.

Of particular concern is that "4.7 million donations from people without a job," Pudner said.

According to Take Back Action Fund, ActBlue allows unverified credit cards to be used for donations. This can create a loophole, something that was seen in 2008. People would buy prepaid gift cards and use those gift cards to make their donations. It was a way for donors to skirt donation limits. But, Pudner believes foreign entities could use this loophole to directly meddle in America's presidential elections.



Those numbers do look a little fishy, no? A suspicious person might wonder if much if not most of that money is coming from foreign donations (people that don't like Trump, wonder why) or are illegal contributions from domestic sources to get around campaign finance laws. The Dems made a big deal about 'Russian Collusion'; IOW foreign influence/meddling in our elections. So are they doing all they could to ensure their own donations are verified and legal? NO.
No that smells really fishy. You have unemployed people stressing out about surviving and they are going to hand their money over to a Presidential campaign?
 

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This isn't unusual. Having made many donations through ActBlue, they ask for an occupation but it's not mandatory. You're conservative group assumes that if no employer is listed, you are unemployed. That is simply not the case. You have to give them your name and address and check a box agreeing that you are an individual donating on your own behalf, etc but that's about it.
 

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