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Legacy media to investigate foreign donations to Obama campaign?

Doing my morning blog-read, found the same article linked on one conservative-leaning web-site (Drudge) and on two conservative/libertarian blogs (Instapundit and Powerline), yet neither AOL nor Yahoo! mentions it.  It’s a story with a similar theme to one which surfaced the last time a Democrat ran for reelection and the Washington Post did pick up on it, but a search (without quotation marks for “Obama fundraising web” and “Obama fundraising internet” yields nothing on their site at 9:20 PST (12:20 GayPatriot blog time).

This morning, the New York Post is running a report about absence of safeguards on the Obama campaign’s web-site:

The Obama re-election campaign has accepted at least one foreign donation in violation of the law — and does nothing to check on the provenance of millions of dollars in other contributions, a watchdog group alleges.

Chris Walker, a British citizen who lives outside London, told The Post he was able to make two $5 donations to President Obama’s campaign this month through its Web site while a similar attempt to give Mitt Romney cash was rejected. It is illegal to knowingly solicit or accept money from foreign citizens.

Walker said he used his actual street address in England but entered Arkansas as his state with the Schenectady, NY, ZIP code of 12345.

“When I did Romney’s, the payment got rejected on the grounds that the address on the card did not match the address that I entered,” he said. “Romney’s Web site wanted the code from the back of card. Barack Obama’s didn’t.”

In September, Obama’s campaign took in more than $2 million from donors who provided no ZIP code or incomplete ZIP codes, according to data posted on the Federal Election Commission Web site.

The Obama campaign said the FEC data was the result of “a minor technical error.”

Emphasis added. Minor technical error?!?!?  This is not the first story to report that the Obama campaign does check the security code from the back of credit cards.  A number in the conservative media have been reporting it in the 2008 campaign.

Wonder when the legacy media are doing to start looking into the Obama campaign’s fundraising shenanigans.

RELATED:  Obama Campaign Provably Accepts Foreign Donation



  1. It isn’t just the back of the card. They don’t check billing address or name against the card number according to what I have seen people posting.

    Any waiter taking a picture of your credit card can make a small donation in your name that might go unnoticed.

    Comment by crosspatch — October 21, 2012 @ 1:11 pm - October 21, 2012

  2. Well clearly the media has at least eliminated the “But Romney did it too” excuse.

    I seriously doubt the media is going to do too much running with this football. At least not until after November 6th.

    Comment by Just Me — October 21, 2012 @ 1:59 pm - October 21, 2012

  3. Only a xenophobe would question a foreigner’s contribution to our Dear Leader’s cause.

    Since, more and more, foreign (e.g Middle East) and domestic (e.g. immigration) policy is fashioned for the benefit of foreigners (to the detriment of citizens) then why wouldn’t foreigners feel the need to put some money in the pot?

    Comment by SoCalRobert — October 21, 2012 @ 5:01 pm - October 21, 2012

  4. Heck, even porno sites ask for security number from cc. Ah, well…

    Comment by Ken in TN — October 22, 2012 @ 3:54 pm - October 22, 2012

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