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Tue Dec 1, 2020, 03:58 AM

WaPo: Trump raises more than $150 million appealing to false election claims

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-raises-more-than-150-million-appealing-to-false-election-claims/2020/11/30/82e922e6-3347-11eb-afe6-e4dbee9689f8_story.html

President Trumpís political operation has raised more than $150 million since Election Day, using a blizzard of misleading appeals about the election to shatter fundraising records set during the campaign, according to people with knowledge of the contributions. The influx of political donations is one reason Trump and some allies are inclined to continue a legal onslaught and public affairs blitz focused on baseless claims of election fraud, even as their attempts have repeatedly failed in court and as key states continue to certify wins for President-elect Joe Biden.

Much of the money raised since the election is likely to go into an account for the president to use on political activities after he leaves office, while some of the contributions will go toward whatís left of the legal fight. The donations are purportedly being solicited for the Official Election Defense Fund, which is blazed in all red across the Trump campaignís website, with an ominous picture of the president outside the White House.

There is no such account, however. The fundraising requests are being made by the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, a joint fundraising committee that raises money for the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee. As of Nov. 18, that committee also shares its funds with Save America, a new leadership PAC that Trump set up in early November and which he can use to fund his post-presidency activities.

The contributions, from thousands of grass-roots donors across the country, are split into several accounts, including the leadership PAC that is loosely regulated and could be used to personally benefit the president after he leaves the White House.
According to the fine print in the latest fundraising appeals, 75 percent of each contribution to the joint fundraising committee would first go toward the Save America leadership PAC and the rest would be shared with the party committee, to help with the partyís operating expenses. This effectively means that the vast majority of low-dollar donations under the current agreement would go toward financing the presidentís new leadership PAC, instead of efforts to support the party or to finance voting lawsuits.
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Grifters gonna grift

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Reply WaPo: Trump raises more than $150 million appealing to false election claims (Original post)
onetexan Dec 2020 OP
sprinkleeninow Dec 2020 #1
Guilded Lilly Dec 2020 #2
Cha Dec 2020 #3
onetexan Dec 2020 #4
Cha Dec 2020 #5
mitch96 Dec 2020 #7
Cha Dec 2020 #10
trusty elf Dec 2020 #6
Gothmog Dec 2020 #8
eleny Dec 2020 #9
Warren_Pointe Dec 2020 #11

Response to onetexan (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 04:23 AM

1. Still at it... eom

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 04:42 AM

2. Worse- it still works too well. n/t

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 04:46 AM

3. All those Millions & he still can't

buy the election.

Someone mentioned here that.. all that $$$$$$ is Not going to other repubs, anyway.

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 05:31 AM

4. Precisely. Most of it is going to pay off his campaign & legal debts, and i don't doubt to somehow

line his or his ilk's pockets.

What really worries me is all the shenanigans this fake POTUS has set - going forward the precedent for future corrupt candidates will follow his playbook. BUT they will be smarter, more refined, more hardcore RW - ala the likes of Tom Cotton, Ted Cruz, Devin Nunes..YIKES!!

Hence why the crimes & corruption of this horrid administration need to be prosecuted, so that chances of it occurring again will be lessened.

Aloha Cha

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Response to onetexan (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 05:45 AM

5. Yes, I agree.. Pres Biden's DOJ

needs to investigate the Criminal enterprise that was our so called 45th.

We Need the Senate & the House!

Mahalo & Aloha, onetexan

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 09:54 AM

7. I bet somehow, some way all that money is going into his pocket.. nt

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Response to mitch96 (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 03:28 PM

10. No doubt.. he owes millions of $$$$$

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 06:16 AM

6. Staggering, but not surprising

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 01:31 PM

8. trump supporters are idiots

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 01:32 PM

9. A lucrative grift

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 04:42 PM

11. If he keeps it up

he'll be able to make that loan payment.

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