It started with a Kansas City couple and a $2300 fraudulant charge on their credit card statement this month.
Now a tipster (from inside the Obama campaign?) has forwarded copies of confirmation pages from the Obama donation web site to investigative reporter Kenneth R. Timmerman. Timmerman reports:
An ongoing Newsmax investigation into the Obama campaign’s finance reports has exposed multiple instances of campaign finance violations and has been cited in a formal complaint to the Federal Election Commission filed by the Republican National Committee on Oct. 6.
Though many of the known violations include donations in excess of the $2,300 per election limit on individual contributions and contributions from foreign nationals, the extent of the amount of fraud is hidden because of a loophole in federal election law.
Campaigns are not required to disclose contributors who donate less than $200 — and Obama’s campaign refuses to release their names, addresses, and donation amounts. Obama has collected a staggering $603.2 million. Most of the money — $543.3 million — has come from individual contributors, half of it from “small” donors Obama won’t disclose.
The Obama campaign has turned a blind eye to the possibility of donor fraud. Reportedly, during the heated primary battle with Hillary Clinton, the Obama campaign “turned off” many of the security features on its online donor page, allowing any person with a valid credit card number to donate using any name or address.
That is a staggering amount. Yes, it could be attributed to massive voter enthusiasm, but the lack of transparency and goofiness in all this makes for some very suspicous circumstances. Sadly, the investigation will probably not all shake out before the election, and with greater numbers voting early (and more often) these days, it is likely too late to do anything about this fraud. If it were McCain, sure, the press corps would gladly help out, but Obama? He’s their Chosen One.
What’s the worst that could happen? The Obama campaign would be fined big time, but if the scheme succeeds, President Barack Obama may already be installed by then. And, because of the higherarchy of campaigns, especially with the wink & nod help and coordnation of 527 political groups, Obama would have quite the claim of plausible denability.