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Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:03 PM

CNN exposes depth of Trump associates buying rally attendance and votes for cash

February 16, 2020

By Tom Boggioni

On Sunday morning, CNN took a deep dive into reports that groups allied with President Donald Trump are funneling cash to potential voters in the hopes that they will turn out in November in what is expected to be a close presidential election.

The report centers on Darrell Scott, a pastor from Cleveland who is a prominent ally of the president and has been running a possibly illegal program designed to win over black voters for the president that literally involves handing them envelopes stuffed with cash at mini-rallies.

“At the center of the controversy is a new charity called the Urban Revitalization Coalition led by Ohio Pastor Darrell Scott,” the report states which has, “Raised red flags saying the cash events may violate tax laws that bar nonprofits from engaging in political campaign activities and could jeopardize the group’s tax-exempt status. In an interview, Scott said he’s careful to follow the law., but groups like the NAACP accuse him of trying to buy support for President Trump.”

CNN shared clips from the rallies where the envelopes were handed out and, in one, a rally organizer can be seen exhorting attendees to attend the next rally by saying, “Come back in February when we give you $50,000.”

You can watch the video below:



https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/cnn-exposes-depth-of-trump-associates-buying-rally-attendance-and-votes-for-cash/

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Reply CNN exposes depth of Trump associates buying rally attendance and votes for cash (Original post)
catbyte Feb 16 OP
SunSeeker Feb 16 #1
spanone Feb 16 #2
bluestarone Feb 16 #3
left-of-center2012 Feb 16 #4
SAMi American Girl Feb 16 #5
dustyscamp Feb 16 #11
mahina Feb 17 #59
zentrum Feb 16 #6
DemoTex Feb 16 #7
maxrandb Feb 16 #14
napi21 Feb 16 #30
LittleGirl Feb 17 #56
bucolic_frolic Feb 16 #8
pazzyanne Feb 16 #9
bluestarone Feb 16 #16
pazzyanne Feb 16 #17
paleotn Feb 16 #25
pazzyanne Feb 16 #36
The_REAL_Ecumenist Feb 16 #38
pazzyanne Feb 17 #44
not_the_one Feb 16 #10
dustyscamp Feb 16 #15
LiberalArkie Feb 16 #23
intheflow Feb 17 #57
blueinredohio Feb 16 #12
slumcamper Feb 16 #13
Evolve Dammit Feb 16 #18
Maraya1969 Feb 16 #19
burrowowl Feb 16 #20
paleotn Feb 16 #26
Normanart Feb 16 #21
MarianJack Feb 16 #22
pazzyanne Feb 17 #45
MarianJack Feb 17 #46
evertonfc Feb 16 #24
skypilot Feb 16 #29
The_REAL_Ecumenist Feb 16 #39
marlakay Feb 17 #42
uponit7771 Feb 17 #49
Iliyah Feb 16 #27
blm Feb 16 #28
Generic Other Feb 16 #31
klook Feb 17 #53
Generic Other Feb 17 #58
Faux pas Feb 16 #32
stillcool Feb 16 #33
rockfordfile Feb 16 #35
ClusterFreak Feb 16 #34
not fooled Feb 16 #37
Laura PourMeADrink Feb 16 #40
live love laugh Feb 17 #41
catbyte Feb 17 #48
TeamPooka Feb 17 #43
Takket Feb 17 #47
ck4829 Feb 17 #50
Farmer-Rick Feb 17 #51
catbyte Feb 17 #52
Farmer-Rick Feb 17 #62
Mike 03 Feb 17 #54
YOHABLO Feb 17 #55
Historic NY Feb 17 #60
Grins Feb 17 #61
JohnnyRingo Feb 17 #63
Nitram Feb 17 #64

Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:23 PM

1. K & R for exposure.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:27 PM

2. Lock these MoFo's Up!!!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:31 PM

3. holly FUCK!!!!!!!

The most evil bunch of motherfuckers EVER!!! We may need a civil war!!!!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:34 PM

4. A.G. Barr will get right on it!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:34 PM

5. This is disturbing and I believe condescending to all African Americans

A church giving away cash to elect anyone is violating separation of church and state, to say the least! Our impeached president's apparent belief that he is above the law is on the heads of the Republican Senators, but that's not enough. No worries, ignorant people that are desperately poor falling for this bribery are not a prelude to winning the African American vote. They are wise to Mast's tactics! But Trump's political strategy to bribe, lie, bully, and spread propaganda needs to be shouted from the roof tops! Our recent social acceptability of keeping our political views to ourselves is wrong. You know the Trump base is not hearing this because it is not on Fox, so we must speak out! I will, will you?

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Response to SAMi American Girl (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:48 PM

11. People who religiously watch Fox news n listen to hate radio are a lost cause

We need to convince voters who have been apathetic about politics to vote blue. We can't win with only Dem voters voting, but with independents and never Trumpers blue we can

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Response to dustyscamp (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 04:38 PM

59. Maybe in 2016 but leaving them alone is no longer

Rational.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:36 PM

6. Trump is like a Mob boss.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:37 PM

7. He is a mob boss.

Big time.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:53 PM

14. Unfortunately, I think the only way to get rid of him

will be...

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Response to zentrum (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 10:00 PM

30. No he's not! Gotti had much higher ethics than DT EVER had! n/t

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Response to zentrum (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 12:22 PM

56. If he walks like a duck...

Probably...you know the rest.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:43 PM

8. Yes, this was my suspicion when he went to all those obscure small towns in places

where the people are so dumb they can't spell and haven't known enough to move elsewhere for generations. It's big news when a billionaire comes to town.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:44 PM

9. Unbelievable!

People selling their souls for $300. How do you fight that?

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 09:01 PM

16. $300 is a LOT of money to these folks!

SAD that the RETHUGS know this and take FULL advantage of it!!!!

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 09:08 PM

17. I understand that,

but I am at the point where I don't accept excuses from anyone. I live on SS so I understand money issues. Luckily I live in a blue state where medical needs are addressed. Many of these people live in red states. That does not have to be a static consequence.

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 09:50 PM

25. It's cheaper than running TV ads.

and a lot more effective too.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #25)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 10:35 PM

36. Sad. nt

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 11:06 PM

38. As a black woman, I'll say this...I WOULDN'T take a pot of used $h!t from these creeps BUT for those

who take their gilt, they'll take the money & vote BLUE. Black folks are NOT stupid...at all!!

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Response to The_REAL_Ecumenist (Reply #38)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 04:37 AM

44. Thank you, so glad to hear that!

I am so sick and tired of the republican ratf'cking in elections. Time we strike back!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:46 PM

10. Democratic nominee... here is a ready made campaign ad for you.

Most Americans will NOT be "ok" with this.

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Response to not_the_one (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:57 PM

15. Republicans and disenfranchised people have smeared Cnn's Rep so much that many people will not trst

Them. The other Liberal leaning stations have also been smeared, but not as much as cnn

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Response to not_the_one (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 09:24 PM

23. His base will not be happy at all with Trump giving money to the blacks.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #23)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 12:57 PM

57. Nah, they won't care.

They'll see it as another example of black people having no integrity. Racists will always twist the truth into something ugly to fit their own world views.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:51 PM

12. Now that it's been brought to light maybe it will be investigated. HAHA!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:52 PM

13. "Forty Acres & a Mule!"

Fer chrissakes…

How ironic that we ARE the "banana republic" that we so self-righteously ridiculed a century ago, while waving the red, white and blue and proclaiming "American exceptionalism." That patronizing justification for our own brand of imperialism purported to champion democracy in Central America's so-called fledgling "banana republics"...while at the same time we installed fruit corporations to exploit labor and profit at their expense.

Now WE are the banana republic we once ridiculed. WTF.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 09:10 PM

18. It is a cult and they are brainwashed. And historically, it works. They are sharks and never sleep.

We need to rise to the occasion.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 09:16 PM

19. We need to get groups of Democrats to go and take their damn money and then donate

it to however wins the primary.

Fuckers!!!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 09:17 PM

20. Bloomberg is apparently doling out cash too.

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Response to burrowowl (Reply #20)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 09:51 PM

26. Evidence?

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 09:18 PM

21. Whoa!

Full on banana republic, only without the bananas.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 09:19 PM

22. 3 #s for Dolt45.

#notmypresident

#rapistinchief

#racistinchief

RESIST!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #22)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 04:40 AM

45. Amen.

#notmypresident

#nevermypresident

Resisting with every cell in my body!

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #45)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 06:52 AM

46. Just a few things to say to that.



RESIST!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 09:35 PM

24. what makes them think giving cash

 

would result in a vote for Trump? I mean, give me some cash and I'll tell you I'll vote for anyone. lol..

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Response to evertonfc (Reply #24)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 10:00 PM

29. You beat me to it.

Last edited Sun Feb 16, 2020, 11:07 PM - Edit history (2)

I don't like any of this but if it is happening then I would like to think that there must be some people who have enough sense to see what this is, take the money, and vote the OTHER way.

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Response to evertonfc (Reply #24)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 11:09 PM

39. EXACTLY what I just said... Take the money, grin & parrot their nonsense, walk away while chuckling

at how infinitely ignorant these idiots are vote for the candidate who best serves your country & your interests.

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Response to evertonfc (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 12:30 AM

42. Really serve them right to say sure

I’ll vote for you...then not. But I can see him paying blacks to attend rallies.

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Response to evertonfc (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 08:10 AM

49. +1

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 09:53 PM

27. Gosh, we knew this . . .

Finally a corporate media station is confirming what many USA citizens knew.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 09:55 PM

28. King MobBoss the First

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 10:02 PM

31. Did anyone notice the flags on the stage?

Was one a Confederate flag. 3:02.

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Response to Generic Other (Reply #31)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 09:19 AM

53. Looks like an Ohio state flag. (nt)

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Response to klook (Reply #53)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 02:35 PM

58. Thanks

I found it hard to believe they'd use the Confed. flag.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 10:04 PM

32. Kickin' with disgust!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 10:23 PM

33. I read about this a while back...

nothing wrong...according to the article. Money was donated to a non-profit, and people 'won' it at some kind of an event. Like a raffle ticket, I assume. Don't really get how the cash turns into a vote. There must be more to it.

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Response to stillcool (Reply #33)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 10:27 PM

35. Trump is buying votes. Everything is wrong with this.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 10:24 PM

34. Yeah, but...

...what about Hilary's emails?????

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 10:46 PM

37. Does anyone doubt

that the end point will be some way of having red don's accomplices actually handing out cash at polling places, after people come to vote? And who knows--perhaps the election machines can be hacked to transmit results so that a vote for red don can be verified in real time, followed by a $500 payout.

If he could, he would.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 11:09 PM

40. Impeach ! Every single work day. Short and sweet. Write

Articles at dinner, impeach the next day. Get it down to a science. Get it all in the history books.

He's got 9 million crimes, and we only hit two.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 12:21 AM

41. FWIW the same thing was done in Chicago's mayoral

race last year when the defeated Democrat Willie Wilson also handed out cash.

My point? It’s a terrible strategy that appeals to peoples’ desperation but it’s not new and apparently it’s legal. 🤷‍♀️

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #41)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 08:07 AM

48. Not when a tax-exempt church does it. I wish they'd lose their status but we know

with this DO(in)J & IRS, that will never happen.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 01:03 AM

43. Follow the money where does it originate?

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 07:18 AM

47. Rethugs rule: do all the shit you accuse Democrats of doing

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 08:15 AM

50. K&R

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 08:45 AM

51. So how much would you want to sell your vote?

Since Trump is doing it, of course it will be blessed as perfectly legal. Let's get Roberts to read the approval. I'm sure his foreign investments will improve once he blesses vote buying.

You might as well have a plan. So, Trump you want my vote? I'll sell it for $100,000.00. Everyone has a price, but not everyone will pay it.

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #51)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 08:52 AM

52. I'd take whatever they're offering then vote the way I want. Fuck them. (Pardon my French)

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Response to catbyte (Reply #52)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 05:29 PM

62. Exactly,

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 09:22 AM

54. DISGRACEFUL! Someone explain to me how this is legal?! nt

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 11:05 AM

55. So why don't they go after their tax exempt status?

 

Oh they're only breaking the law, nothing to see here.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 04:51 PM

60. I keep seeing this one black guy looks bored out of his mind at different events....

must be worth some of his time.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 04:53 PM

61. Ed Rollins did the same thing in NJ in 2000

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 06:18 PM

63. What a stupid idea.

...So stupid I have a hard time believing it.

I'd take the cash in a second knowing no one will know who I vote for in November. I'd even sign a document saying I will.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 07:05 PM

64. Like two-year-olds, you can't let these people out of your sight for 10 seconds.

Unlike two-year-olds, they're always up to something corrupt.

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