When you wonder why people like myself and others are so pissed off on our daily morning shows, or talk shows, or evening programs, well now you’re about to find out just why.
ActBlue is a massive Democrat fundraising platform that helps push leftist radical and progressive agenda’s, and today they are being called out as a non profit that can’t tell you where 50% of their donations came from in 2019.
What exactly is ActBlue you ask, this is what they claim to be.
ActBlue is a nonprofit technology organization established in June 2004 that enables left-leaning nonprofits, Democrats, and progressive groups to raise money on the Internet by providing them with online fundraising software. Its stated mission is to “empower small-dollar donors”.
And empower them they do, but it’s not really so small after all is it?
According to a new scathing report from Fox news, less than two months ahead of the presidential elections, and of course the Democrats constantly raising concerns about foreign interference, it appears it is the Democrats who truly have the problem.
A conservative political group is raising “serious concerns” about millions of donations reported by the major Democratic fundraising platform ActBlue.
A preliminary computer analysis by the Take Back Action Fund, which was obtained by Fox News, has found that nearly half of all 2019 donations to ActBlue were made by people claiming to be unemployed.
Action Fund President John Pudner questioned the veracity of those donations and called it a loophole that must be closed for the sake of election integrity.
“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.
ActBlue defends the integrity of its donations and said many come from retirees and people who aren’t counted as employed, such as homemakers.
The saga continued..
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.
Pudner said the large number is a red flag that some donations may be illicit contributions from foreign interests attempting to impact U.S. elections.
“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,” Pudner said, adding that “4.7 million donations from people without a job … raised serious concerns.”
And it gets better. ActBlue refuses to allow banks to verify their donations.
“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.
Which makes zero sense because American citizens can’t even make a deposit or a withdrawal over a certain amount without doing so themselves. So how is a group that can literally influence a presidential election getting by with this?
According to the Action Fund, an analysis of WinRed’s 4.9 million donations totalling $302 million found that only 4% came from people who did not list an employer or were unemployed. This year, the rate is 5.6%, according to the data.
“We purposely wanted to examine 2019 first, because, before COVID-19, the unemployment rate was at 4 percent or below. It’s hard to believe that millions of Americans who were out of work had $346 million to spare to give to ActBlue for liberal causes,” Pudner said.
Precisely determining if the donations were authentic and genuinely from those who were unemployed requires further time and resources, he said.
“Auditing these suspect donations to determine if millions lied by indicating they were unemployed when in fact they were not, or if their names were just being used by a foreign programmer or someone else to move money without their knowledge, will take time,” Pudner said. “We’ve planned a series of forensic procedures to identify whether or not these donors of record exist or not, if they made the contributions themselves, and whether they were legally able, and whether or not they are potential ‘straw’ donors, making the contributions after being given the money and direction by someone else.”
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