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Wed May 15, 2013, 07:22 PM

15. If screening of these applications is anything like how the IRS determines who to audit...

...it is done using a risk-based approach. This does not mean that all applications get the same level of scrutiny. It means that higher risk applications are scrutinized more closely. In this case, the applications that ended up being flagged were sent to a team that specialized in determining whether or not the organization was primarily political and therefore ineligible for 501(c)(4) status.

And no one was told to concentrate on "conservative organizations." The criteria to be used was organizations with Tea Party, Patriot, or 9/12 in their name. It was not a broad targeting of all conservative organizations, but a narrowly focused targeting of organizations with these exact names.

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