In the past several days, President Barack Obama is being hit with suspicion of wrongdoing regarding a donors’ fundraising scandal in his efforts to raise money for his reelection bid, similar to questionable fundraising methods alleged in 2008.
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Four years ago, the Washington Post claimed that the Obama campaign allowed political donors to use “largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade limits on how much an individual is legally allowed to give or to mask a contributor’s identity.” Naturally, that allegation strongly suggested that Obama was breaking the campaign fundraising law.
Once again, in the 2012 election cycle, there is severe concern regarding Obama’s following the election fundraising laws. In the current election cycle, the Washington Examiner is reporting that there has been a nine-month investigation of presidential and congressional fundraising practices via a taxpayer watchdog group.
Wrongdoing points to President Barack Obama and congressional figures in that the investigation has revealed thousands of situations involving credit card solicitations and donations from “unsecure” accounts, many of which are from overseas. The allegations of wrongdoing involve the fact that these donations may be in violation of federal election laws – a serious offense.
The current scandal coincides with the Obama campaign boasting a record-breaking month of fundraising to the tune of $181 million. As far back as April of this year, it was reported that persons could make an online donation to Obama without the three-digit security code on the back of one’s credit card while any transaction made to Mitt Romney without the code was rejected. This severe irregularity may have been the obvious “heads-up” for the investigation to continue to where it is at this time.