According to a Newsmax article, it appears that Obama supporters are taking the ACORN approach with his financial donations as well. The FEC is questioning the Obama campaign on some smaller donations that it has received. You can read the entire Newsmax article, but here is a snippet:
In a letter dated June 25, 2008, the FEC asked the Obama campaign to verify a series of $25 donations from a contributor identified as “Will, Good” from Austin, Texas. Mr. Good Will listed his employer as “Loving” and his profession as “You.”
A Newsmax analysis of the 1.4 million individual contributions in the latest master file for the Obama campaign discovered 1,000 separate entries for Mr. Good Will, most of them for $25.
In total, Mr. Good Will gave $17,375. Following this and subsequent FEC requests, campaign
records show that 330 contributions from Mr. Good Will were credited back to a credit card. But the most recent report, filed on Sept. 20, showed a net cumulative balance of $8,950 — still well over the $4,600 limit
The FEC is also looking into discrepancies from another donor:
Similarly, a donor identified as “Pro, Doodad,” from “Nando, NY,” gave $19,500 in 786 separate
donations, most of them for $25. For most of these donations, Mr. Doodad Pro listed his employer as “Loving” and his profession as “You,” just as Good Will had done. But in some of them, he didn’t even go this far, apparently picking letters at random to fill in the blanks on the credit card donation form. In these cases, he said he was employed by “VCX” and that his profession was “VCVC.”
Following FEC requests, the Obama campaign began refunding money to Doodad Pro in February 2008. In all, about $8,425 was charged back to a credit card. But that still left a net totalWith both of these donors using the same information and claiming to be from different parts of the country, it appears to be a concerted effort to give the appearance of small donors when in fact there may be larger donors involved. Was this a strategy of the Obama campaign from the beginning? Was this an orchestrated effort to make it appear that Obama had the support of average Americans?
of $11,165 as of Sept. 20, way over the individual limit of $4,600.
The article goes on to question $33.8 million in donations from overseas. Americans overseas are permitted to donate to a campaign, but it is illegal for foreigners to donate to campaigns. Unlike Hillary Clinton and John McCain, Barack Obama did not require proof of citizenship from donors overseas.
Does any of this surprise you? Probably not, but the fact that he gets away with this stuff is frightening.