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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-04 04:49 AM
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5. Remember it is ILLEGAL for foreign contributions to the US
This is a HUGE double standard. The US Government, groups and individuals spend huge amounts of money influencing others, often against the laws of that country.

Remember the giant stink over the Chinese and Clinton/Gore.


From the FEC.
http://www.fec.gov/pages/brochures/foreign.htm


The Prohibition


The Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) prohibits any foreign national from contributing, donating or spending funds in connection with any federal, state, or local election in the United States, either directly or indirectly. It is also unlawful to help foreign nationals violate that ban or to solicit, receive or accept contributions or donations from them. Persons who knowingly and willfully engage in these activities may be subject to fines and/or imprisonment.





Who is a Foreign National?


The following groups and individuals are considered foreign nationals and are, therefore, subject to the prohibition:


Foreign governments;

Foreign political parties;

Foreign corporations;

Foreign associations;

Foreign partnerships;

Individuals with foreign citizenship; and

Immigrants who do not have a green card.
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