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Egalitarian Donating Member (379 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:38 PM
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Non-U.S. Citizens Group Raises Funds to Help Defeat Bush?
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 08:40 PM by Geia
It just occurred to me than many around the world would really like to see John Kerry defeat Bush. Can we develop a PAC or similar to encourage non-U.S. citizens to donate to Kerry; or possibly bundle donations and forward to Kerry? I'm not experienced in this sort of thing at all, but I'm pretty sure the energy is there for this to really help off-set the financial disadvantage we face in this election.

We could call it "Allies Against Bush".

Thoughts...

(edited for spelling)
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:39 PM
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1. I believe it is illegal.
Welcome to DU,Geia !!!
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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:41 PM
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2. We do it to other countries. We send CIA agents with suitcases
full of cash to buy action and votes. What is good for the goose is good for the gander.
Besides, the Saudis are doing it in the open every day.
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Egalitarian Donating Member (379 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:41 PM
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4. Can we market for Kerry to receive donations directly, or must
all money originate in the US?
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chillwindblowing Donating Member (85 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:42 PM
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5. maybe Move On
:hi: Why Not?????
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w13rd0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:41 PM
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3. Completely illegal...
...but I believe you CAN contribute to 527 organizations...
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Egalitarian Donating Member (379 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:43 PM
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6. What are 527 organizations? (nt)
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Quetzal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:44 PM
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8. 527s are a type of non-profit organizations
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Quetzal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:43 PM
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7. If there was a secret money funneling organization from liberal
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 08:45 PM by Quetzal
Europe or other countries that went to individuals here in the United States, then it would work. Other than that, no, it is against the law for foreigners to donate money directly to candidates.
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RafterMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:48 PM
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9. Bad plan
Americans will like the idea of outsiders influencing their political future about as much as Iraqis do.

This has "backfire" written all over it.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:03 PM
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10. Extremely illegal.
Nice of them to want to influence American elections, but no dice.

Now if we could just get that fake citizen Murdoch off our backs, we could go back to destroying ourselves in good, all American fashion. No chance whatever of designating him an enemy combatant, I suppose?
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Vogon_Glory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:53 PM
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11. Sorry, Illegal
Sorry, Geia, but I believe such a move is illegal (You may remember the fuss the right wingie-dingies made when former vice president Gore was accused of doing something similar, even though no charges were ever brought.).

However, I can't help but wonder if an independent group of foreign citizens that has no ties whatsoever to the John Kerry campaign or the Democratic Party couldn't broadcast anti-Bush commercials into the US from Mexico, Canada, and possibly the Bahamas.
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