by JD Rucker
History may prove that James O’Keefe getting ousted from Project Veritas, the company that he founded, was the best thing to happen to both O’Keefe and the nation. Now with his new organization, O’Keefe Media Group (playfully dubbed “OMG”), he is already making waves while Project Veritas hemorrhages donors.
His latest investigation is looking into highly potential political contribution laundering through Democrat-affiliated donations portal Act Blue. In his first video, he followed leads to Maryland where he discovered elderly Democrat donors who seem to be oblivious to their names and addresses being used to make thousands of donations to Democrats.
The video above is the second video, this time with a citizen journalist from Wisconsin who heeded O’Keefe’s call for more people to step out and take action. A detective with Brightline Investigations for Election Watch found more elderly people in Wisconsin who appear to be the proxies through which money is being laundered to Democrat candidates and leftist causes.
In some cases, donations were made under the names and addresses of these people multiple times per day for years.
What the videos do not explain is what all this likely means. We are not part of the investigation and have not verified the information, nor do we have inside information about what’s going on. With that said, it’s very obvious. Someone located these people through public records, noting that they were donating through Act Blue multiple times. One lady said she donated around once per month. Another gentleman said he may have donated 800 times over the last seven years. FEC records indicate he donated 8,000 times.
A group of people is coordinating to make difficult-to-track small donations in the names of these elderly people. They use anonymous forms of payment such as Visa gift cards, plug in the names and addresses of the elderly people who are likely not checking the FEC records regularly if at all, and spreading these donations out to multiple candidates and organizations.
The question that will be challenging to answer is who is behind it. We know it’s a wealthy group that is expanding well beyond donation limits without diving into dark money. It seems possible if not likely that the money is foreign; going through the small donation process and laundering it through unsuspecting elderly people at this magnitude requires a serious desire for anonymity and a who lot of money.
The key to stopping this will be changing donation laws to require better validation. Organizations like Act Blue do the bare minimum record-keeping required by the FEC. Donations should be verified when they reach a certain threshold; there is no way our government should see someone averaging four donations per day for seven years without an alarm bell going off. The payment methods should be confirmed after a certain point.
If you are a retireeliving in “economy” housing. And are making political donations that should get you an embassy post, it may be a scam…
The news you wont see covered on CNN or get front page coverage in the NYT’s Its the truth
The left constantly whines about all the money in politics. They piss and moan about the SCOTUS decision while they rake in millions from unions and entities supported by taxpayer dollars (that turn around and contribute those dollars to the Democrats) like Planned Parenthood. Here we have evidence of criminal contribution violations; all we don’t know is WHO is making the contributions.
Democrats also love to use foreign participation and interference in our elections as an excuse to censor and ban some of their opposition, yet here we have the distinct possibility (even probability) that foreign entities are making huge contributions to Democrat candidates who do NOT have the best interests of the United States or US citizens at heart.
I hope these people who are being made complicit in campaign finance violations understand the nature of the party they support. I am also encouraged by those who are not professional journalists doing the job actual journalists should be doing. The left has plenty of minions to undercut our freedoms, it’s about time those at risk of losing their liberty respond. Good work; I hope I get the opportunity to participate myself.
ActBlue is the worst dark money offender. Period
The new Acorn
Below is how to find names of contributors at the FEC web site. It’s both parties, ACTBLUE and WINRED. I found many in just 10 minutes. Most of these “people” are listed as
“Not Employed” on the FEC web site. Look them up. You’ll be amazed at how many unemployed people make hundreds of donations a year. Many several times a day!