Obama’s Untraceable Donations: $100M’s from Overseas? Campaign Turns Off AVS Verification?
October 6, 2012, 11:02 am by 4 CommentsMaggie’s Notebook
Saudi Arabia is the largest funder of terrorism in the world. How many Saudi Riyals would they commit to keep Barack Obama in office? How many Egyptian pounds will the Muslim Brotherhood give back from the billions we give them, to keep Obama in office? How will the Federal Election Commission know what is fraudulent and what is not? They did, after all, allow a Guyana-Born naturalized American to file to run for the Presidency, forcing us to fund a defense of Natural-born status. Here’s the latest on Abdel Hassan. Is Hassan a Muslim? Yes he is. I don’t think Saudis wants a nuclear Iran with mentally deranged Ayatollahs in charge, but neither do they want another George W. Bush or Mitt Romney in the Oval Office.
According to the sources, a taxpayer watchdog group conducted a nine-month investigation into presidential and congressional fundraising and has uncovered thousands of cases of credit card solicitations and donations to Obama and Capitol Hill, allegedly from unsecure accounts, and many from overseas. That might be a violation of federal election laws. Get the details at Libertarian RepublicanIt’s okay be Americans of Arab descent, or American Muslims who donate to Obama, but it isn’t okay to do so fraudulently from any place in the world, including from inside the U.S. Has that happened? I have no doubt that it has and is. Our government offices are out-of-control and baldly Liberal-leaning. Our government has no shame and I’m sick of it, and sick of paying for it, both through my tax dolars and the demise of my country.
Powerline April 2, 2012:
The Obama campaign even went the extra mile to raise campaign funds by failing to adopt standard protections against fraudulent and illegal giving. Federal law prohibits foreign contributions and requires the disclosure of identifying information for contributions in excess of $200. Campaigns must accordingly keep running totals for each donor and report them once they exceed $200…Later in the Powerline article, a reader verified to Powerline that the same thing is going on today, leading up to the November 6th election. This blog followed the lead at Powerline and made a fraudulent donation as well. See the screen shots at A Fistful of Neurons.
The Obama campaign was able to take these donations because it had turned off the standard Address Verification System that screens credit-card charges for matching names and addresses.
As we and other noted, the 2008 Obama campaign’s records revealed big contributors with names like “Doodad Pro” (employer: “Loving,” profession: “You”) and “Good Will (same employer and profession). Both donated via credit card. I believe it was Pamela Geller who reported some donations came from overseas — raising the question of whether Obama was accepting donations from foreigners. (It can also screen cards issued by foreign banks.)
The McCain campaign used AVS and provided a searchable database of all donors, including those who fell below the $200 threshold. The Obama campaign chose not to use the AVS system to screen donations. (The McCain campaign rejected such donations through the use of the AVS system.) You can find a good description of the AVS and CVV fraud prevention devices here.
Today I went to the Obama donation site. Step 1 was how much I was donating. Step 2 asked for name, address, city, state, zip code and phone number. Step 3 moves to the page shown below, with one step left – I didn’t go there. I have no way to know if AVS (Address Verification System (allows verifying that the billing address for the credit card is the same as entered on the donation form) is turned off, but the CCV, the three digit number on the back of the card (maybe 4 digit as well) is not asked for on Obama’s site.
The CCV verifies that the number matches the card, with the assumption that if it does, the card holder has the card in his/her hand. Obama doesn’t have the CCV unless it is asked for in the last step, after giving the credit card number. Maybe it does, but usually the card number and the CCV are together. Notice that Romney’s site does ask for the CCV and everything is on one page to be seen by the donor.
Remember the name DooDadPro from the Powerline story above.
According to knowlegable sources, a national magazine and a national web site are preparing a blockbuster donor scandal story.Why would a campaign turn-off credit card verification systems?
Sources told Secrets that the Obama campaign has been trying to block the story. But a key source said it plans to publish the story Friday or, more likely, Monday. Source: Hot Air
Before the 2008 election, I spent hours at the Federal Election Commission website, documenting the donations to Obama from Arabic/sounding/seeming names, and linked back to them.
Never had so much hate mail in all my 5+ years of blogging. It was exhausting. I omitted all first/given names that sounded Western or other than Arabic. I got through the first 25 pages of the ‘A’s’ only before I gave up. I did the same for John McCain but it was immediately clear that if I found any Arabic/sounding/seeming names in his donor list, it would be a rare find. I searched the letters A, F, H, I, M, O, U and Z and didn’t find a single donation. This link will take you to all of Obama’s donors (supposedly) .
I’m ready for energy independence from Saudi Arabia and want to prove to Barack and Michelle Obama that they will not “equalize” my income or yours, or ever again vote against a bill and ten days later lie about it, with a lie designed to promote racial hate, call the death of a U.S. Ambassador and our Military, a bump in the road, try to take away our Second Amendment rights through programs like Fast and Furious, and that we will not forget that he has refused to set foot on Israeli soil, while tromping all over surrounding areas and…and…and… Many thanks to Facebook friend, Fred Hopkins for the tip.
Linked at BadBlue – the baddest news on the planet! – thank you!
Linked at Doug Ross and Larwyn’s Linx in Obama, Dems Almost Answerable to No One
Linked at SayAnythingBlog in a Saturday Linkaround – great links here!