Dear Fellow Patriots:
What follows is a letter that I forwarded to our NM U.S. Senator Tom Udall today regarding alleged illegal credit card solicitations and donations going to President and Capitol Hill from un-secure overseas accounts, which I am taking the liberty of sharing with you for informational purposes:
Letter To NM U.S. Senator Udall:
October 8, 2012
The Honorable Tom Udall
United States Senate
110 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-3101
Dear Senator Udall:
What follows are excerpts from a letter that I received from your office, on September 29, 2012, informing me that outside special interest groups are using the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizen’s United to their full advantage by spending millions of undisclosed dollars in Senate races and requested that I join together with small expressions of support:
Excerpts From Your Letter:
“…Looking around at this election year, I can’t help but think that this is a preview of what we’ll be facing next cycle.
Outside special interest groups, unleashed by Citizens United, are spending millions and millions of undisclosed dollars in Senate races every week.
But Democrats everywhere are fighting back. They’re holding their own against the flood of special interest dollars.
And they’re doing it because of strong grassroots support.
We need to build a foundation strong enough to withstand millions of dollars in outside, undisclosed spending. That work needs to start now and relies on everyday Americans like you joining together with small expressions of support for the progressive values we share.
Building a grassroots organization isn’t an easy—or speedy—process. And if the preview is any true indicator of what we can expect, it is more important than ever that we get a head start.
Thank you for your early support.
End Of Excerpts.
Senator Udall I totally agree that every American should be concerned about outside special interest groups spending millions of undisclosed dollars in Senate races across the country, but to be honest with you I am more concerned about the alleged thousands of credit card solicitations and donations going to President Obama and Capitol Hill from un-secure overseas accounts.
On October 4, 2012, a Washington Examiner article and/or blog post revealed that a taxpayer watch group had conducted a nine-month investigation into presidential and congressional fundraising and uncovered thousands of cases of credit card solicitations and donations going to President Obama and Capitol Hill that allegedly came from un-secure accounts overseas, which is a violation of federal election laws. What follows is the Washington Examiner article and/or blog post in its entirety:
“President Obama’s reelection campaign, rattled by his Wednesday night debate performance, could be in for even worse news. According to knowledgeable sources, a national magazine and a national web site are preparing a blockbuster donor scandal story.
Sources told Secrets that the Obama campaign has been trying to block the story. But a key source said it plans to publish the story Friday or, more likely, Monday.
According to the sources, a taxpayer watchdog group conducted a nine-month investigation into presidential and congressional fundraising and has uncovered thousands of cases of credit card solicitations and donations to Obama and Capitol Hill, allegedly from unsecure accounts, and many from overseas. That might be a violation of federal election laws.
The Obama campaign has received hundreds of millions in small dollar donations, many via credit card donations through their website. On Thursday, the campaign announced a record September donor haul of $150 million.
At the end of the 2008 presidential campaign, the Obama-Biden effort was hit with a similar scandal. At the time, the Washington Post reported that the Obama campaign let donors use “largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade limits on how much an individual is legally allowed to give or to mask a contributor’s identity.”
For your information, what follows is the Washington Post article and/or blog post that was mentioned in the above article and/or blog post in its entirety, which revealed that the then Senator Obama’s 2008 presidential election campaign was allowing donors to use untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade limits on how much an individual is legally allowed to give or to mask a contributor’s identity:
“Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign is allowing donors to use largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade limits on how much an individual is legally allowed to give or to mask a contributor’s identity, campaign officials confirmed.
Faced with a huge influx of donations over the Internet, the campaign has also chosen not to use basic security measures to prevent potentially illegal or anonymous contributions from flowing into its accounts, aides acknowledged. Instead, the campaign is scrutinizing its books for improper donations after the money has been deposited.
The Obama organization said its extensive review has ensured that the campaign has refunded any improper contributions, and noted that Federal Election Commission rules do not require front-end screening of donations.
In recent weeks, questionable contributions have created headaches for Obama’s accounting team as it has tried to explain why campaign finance filings have included itemized donations from individuals using fake names, such as Es Esh or Doodad Pro. Those revelations prompted conservative bloggers to further test Obama’s finance vetting by giving money using the kind of prepaid cards that can be bought at a drugstore and cannot be traced to a donor.
The problem with such cards, campaign finance lawyers said, is that they make it impossible to tell whether foreign nationals, donors who have exceeded the limits, government contractors or others who are barred from giving to a federal campaign are making contributions.
“They have opened the floodgates to all this money coming in,” said Sean Cairncross, chief counsel to the Republican National Committee. “I think they’ve made the determination that whatever money they have to refund on the back end doesn’t outweigh the benefit of taking all this money upfront.”
The Obama campaign has shattered presidential fundraising records, in part by capitalizing on the ease of online giving. Of the $150 million the senator from Illinois raised in September, nearly $100 million came in over the Internet.
Lawyers for the Obama operation said yesterday that their “extensive back-end review” has carefully scrubbed contributions to prevent illegal money from entering the operation’s war chest. “I’m pretty sure if I took my error rate and matched it against any other campaign or comparable nonprofit, you’d find we’re doing very well,” said Robert Bauer, a lawyer for the campaign. “I have not seen the McCain compliance staff ascending to heaven on a cloud.”
The Obama team’s disclosures came in response to questions from The Washington Post about the case of Mary T. Biskup, a retired insurance manager from Manchester, Mo., who turned up on Obama’s FEC reports as having donated $174,800 to the campaign. Contributors are limited to giving $2,300 for the general election.
Biskup, who had scores of Obama contributions attributed to her, said in an interview that she never donated to the candidate. “That’s an error,” she said. Moreover, she added, her credit card was never billed for the donations, meaning someone appropriated her name and made the contributions with another card.
When asked whether the campaign takes steps to verify whether a donor’s name matches the name on the credit card used to make a payment, Obama’s campaign replied in an e-mail: “Name-matching is not a standard check conducted or made available in the credit card processing industry. We believe Visa and MasterCard do not even have the ability to do this.
“Instead, the campaign does a rigorous comprehensive analysis of online contributions on the back end of the transaction to determine whether a contribution is legitimate.”
Juan Proaño, whose technology firm handled online contributions for John Edwards’s presidential primary campaign, and forJohn F. Kerry’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee in 2004, said it is possible to require donors’ names and addresses to match those on their credit card accounts. But, he said, some campaigns are reluctant to impose that extra layer of security.
“Honestly, you want to have the least amount of hurdles in processing contributions quickly,” Proaño said.
Sen. John McCain’s campaign has also had questionable donations slip through.
Dan Pfeiffer, Obama’s communication’s director, said that “no organization can fully insulate itself from these problems. The McCain campaign has accepted contributions from fraudulent contributors like ‘A for You,’ ‘Adorable Manabat,’ ‘The Gun Shop,’ and ‘Jesus II’ and hundreds of anonymous donors.”
But R. Rebecca Donatelli, who handles online contributions for the McCain operation and the RNC, said security measures have been standard in the GOP nominee’s fundraising efforts throughout the campaign. She said she was “flabbergasted” to learn that the Obama campaign accepts prepaid cards.
“Yes, a gift card would go through the same process as a regular credit card and be subject to our same back-end review,” the Obama campaign said in its response to questions about the use of such cards.
Campaign finance lawyers said there is a long history of debate within the FEC about how to ensure that donors use their own credit cards.
Election lawyer Brett Kappel said the FEC has never grappled with the question of cash cards. “The whole system is set up for them to accept the payment, then determine whether it is legal or not. And if it’s not, send it back. That’s what the statute requires,” he said.”
The following recent video relates to this disturbing issue:
Obama House Of Cards Could Collapse With Donor Scandal!-Posted on Western Journalism-By KRIS ZANE-On October 6, 2012:
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Senator Udall I would be interested in getting your take on this extremely disturbing and time sensitive issue.
Please feel free to contact me at my email or home address should you have any questions regarding my request.
I look forward to hearing from you regarding this disturbing and time sensitive matter.
God Bless You and God Bless America.
Jake L. Martinez
Automatic Electronic Response Received From Senator Udall’s Office Regarding My Email Above:
Thank you for your message!
I look forward to reviewing your comments and questions.
Before you leave, I hope you'll explore my website. On this page, you can learn more about the work that I've been doing on important issues and legislation as your U.S. Senator.
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God Bless the U.S.A.!