Finally, ActBlue Charities, the Democrats’ primary online donation platform is getting national attention for its shady dealings of collecting small donations from Americans who may not know they are donating to the Democrat party.
Over the weekend, widespread suspicions arose after a report revealed the employment status and location of those who donated to ActBlue in 2019. It turns out that, according to computer analysis from Take Back Action Fund, nearly half of the $400 million dollars raised in 2019 were made by “unemployed” or “untraceable” donors, Fox News reported.
According to the outlet, Action Fund President John Pudner expressed grave concern about the donations that could be coming from foreign actors attempting to influence the election. He warns that this must resolved as soon as possible to protect election integrity.
“After downloading hundreds of millions of [dollars in] donations to the Take Back Action Fund servers, we were shocked to see that almost half of the donations to ActBlue in 2019 claimed to be unemployed individuals,” Pudner said.
The report indicates, “more than 4.7 million donations came from people who claimed they did not have an employer. Those 4.7 million donations totaled $346 million ActBlue raised and sent to liberal causes.”
Compare that to the fundraising numbers for the GOP, which indicate less than 4% of donors claim to be unemployed.
If you ask a conservative, it makes perfect sense why so many jobless donors would donate the money they get from claiming unemployment to a Democrat fundraising site. They might jokingly say that Democrats don’t work, which is why they support socialist policies so they can live off the government.
Perhaps they were donating to Bernie Sanders, or Andrew Yang, or any of the other pro-wealth redistribution Democrats running in the presidential primary during that time.
However, we can also go with what Pudner proposes, which is that it could be the result of foreign interference.
All jokes aside, I can explain exactly what caused the uptick that the Action Fund report also found when examining ActBlue donations in 2020. The examination indicated that small donations from unemployed individuals increased to 50.1% between January and August.
Let us not forget that when George Floyd died in May, sparking mass outrage, Black Lives Matter accepted tens of millions of dollars from people who donated to support the cause, but were unknowingly donating to ActBlue.
Conservative commentator Candace Owens shared a video exposing how the transaction occurs. When donors went to BLM’s website and clicked the donate link, it redirects to an ActBlue page that is themed like the BLM website.
Wow this video is really important and every person needs to watch and share it. Black Lives Matter donations go directly to a superpac called “ACT BLUE” that has given hundreds of millions to Democrats running for President.
How is this legal? #BLM is LITERALLY a shell company. https://t.co/V57IUCThVo
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) June 11, 2020
Over the second weekend of protests, ActBlue raised $60 million dollars, with $19 million in one single day. The Biden campaign praised the record numbers as if they intentionally donated to support his presidential campaign when donors actually thought they were supporting the black community.
The uptick in unemployed donors to ActBlue during this time makes perfect sense considering the flooding support for BLM began when most of the country was still locked down.
Either way, Pudner finds the situation unusual enough to call for resolution on the issue as soon as possible.
Since the report was released, lawmakers and even President Trump have picked up the story and are also calling for an investigation into foreign interference. The president wrote on Twitter, “Fake Liberal Democrat Donors. Money laundering anyone?”
Fake Liberal Democrat Donors. Money laundering anyone? https://t.co/BAVgQXUS5n
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 12, 2020
Hopefully, Republicans don’t back down on investigating the Democrats, who so often accuse Trump and the GOP of “foreign interference,” for letting their top fundraising platform have a disproportionate amount of “unemployed” and “untraceable” small donors. It is urgent that we launch an investigation into the fundraising platform before more people are tricked or more foreign actors can donate.