You will be outraged if you have not already seen this. If you have forgive me. If you haven’t … please take a moment this morning to read through the fine work being done by Powerlineblog on campaign finance fraud in the Obama campaign. Powerline has been leading the investigation into illegal contributions to the Obama campaign. Readers from around the world have been able to donate, in the last few days, using domestic and foreign credit cards, to the Obama campaign with names like, “John Galt” of “Ayn Rand Lane” and “Fake Donor”, and “Hbkjb, jkbkj”. Accident? Not likely since the Obama campaign controls the sytem, not the bank as shown here.
Is the Obama campaign knowingly receiving illegal contributions? Yesterday one of our readers reported the results of an experiment he conducted:
I’ve read recent reports of the Obama campaign receiving donations from dubious names and foreign locales and it got me wondering: How is this possible?
I run a small Internet business and when I process credit cards I’m required to make sure the name on the card exactly matches the name of the customer making the purchase. Also, the purchaser’s address must match that of the cardholders. If these don’t match, then the payment isn’t approved. Period. So how is it possible that the Obama campaign could receive donations from fictional people and places? Well, I decided to do a little experiment. I went to the Obama campaign website and entered the following:
Name: John Galt
Address: 1957 Ayn Rand Lane
City: Galts Gulch
Then I checked the box next to $15 and entered my actual credit card number and expiration date (it didn’t ask for the 3-didgit code on the back of the card) and it took me to the next page and… “Your donation has been processed. Thank you for your generous gift.”
This simply should not, and could not, happen in any business or any campaign that is honestly trying to vet it’s donors. Also, I don’t see how this could possibly happen without the collusion of the credit card companies. They simply wouldn’t allow any business to process, potentially, hundreds of millions in credit card transactions where the name on the card doesn’t match the purchasers name.
Where is the Justice Department? BTW Hotair has shown that yes … even foreign contributions are getting in.
In short, with the system set up as it is by the Obama camp, an individual could donate unlimited amounts of money by simply making up fake names and addresses. And Obama is doing his best to facilitate this fraud. This is truly scandalous.