Amidst all the talk about foreign election interference, a conservative political group has uncovered a very disturbing detail about the source of millions of donations to the major Democrat Fundraising platform known as ActBlue.
Almost half of the donations made to ActBlue in 2019 came from people claiming to be unemployed, according to Take Back Action Fund.
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 Action Fund President John Pudner says this loophole is overly concerning and needs to be closed immediately.
This was from 2019, before the massive job losses that occurred during the COVID pandemic earlier this year.
"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."
This is an easy way for foreign actors to pile money into a U.S. Presidential campaign and go unnoticed.
The trend is actually continuing through 2020 with 'unemployed' contributions reaching just over 50% through August of this year.
ActBlue is now taking heat over the charge that it won't allow banks to verify the donations, leaving the door open to foreign actors to use programmers and fake names as well as prepaid credit cards to donate to a Biden campaign.
For a party that says it's very concerned about, and accused Trump of allowing, foreign influence in an election, they seem to be acting in a very reckless manner. Could this be another example of Democrat projection? Since Trump took office, they have accused him of doing the very things they were actually doing.
Take Back Action Fund has planned a series of forensic procedures and tests to find out if these donors of record actually exist or if they are "straw men" that made the donations on behalf of someone else.