Fox News reported on Saturday that a conservative watchdog organization has found that nearly half of all donations made to ActBlue — a left-wing fundraising platform — in 2019 came from people claiming to be unemployed.
The Take Back Action Fund found the alarming trend and warned that the suspicious nature of the donations raises “serious concerns” of foreign interference on behalf of Joe Biden in the US election.
ActBlue is an online platform that describes itself as a “conduit” for campaign donations. According to the organization’s website, “donations made through ActBlue to a campaign or organization are considered individual donations.”
According to Action Fund’s analysis, 4.7 million donations totaling $346 million came from “unemployed” individuals, a claim that Action Fund finds hard to believe.
Action Fund President John Pudner explained:
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.
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.
Action Fund sounded the alarm after conducting a preliminary analysis of ActBlue’s donations in 2019 that found that half of ActBlue donors indicating they do not have an employer. Additionally, ActBlue allows donors to use untraceable prepaid credit cards to make their donations, making the authentication of donors nearly impossible.
“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. “4.7 million donations from people without a job … raised serious concerns.”
Democrats, including Biden’s own vice president, have already begun constructing the narrative that Russia will interfere in the 2020 election on behalf of Donald Trump. It appears that the Democrats’ blustering about Russian election interference may simply be a deflection from their own shady practices.
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