Foreign Contributions

Executive Director John Pudner Featured in The Daily Caller

March 4, 2019

With the public waiting for the release of Robert Mueller’s report, it is worth noting the hypocrisy of many progressive campaign reform advocates who ignore much more obvious pay-for-play politics on the left, a major point when the nation debates whether Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election. Progressives lose credibility if they fail to applaud President Trump’s company for returning the $191,538 in total profits it received from foreign officials using Trump properties, or fail to criticize Hunter Biden, the son of […]

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The Avenues for Foreign Influence in U.S. Politics

October 31, 2018

Our friends over at MapLight had a terrific post on ways that foreign money can find its way into and affect U.S. politics. You can read a brief excerpt below and find the full post and infographic outlining the many avenues for foreign influence at  “When U.S. media outlets broke the news that groups linked to the Russian government attempted to use Facebook, Twitter, and Google to influence the 2016 election, the impact of Russia’s meddling on our democracy became […]

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Georgia Maintains Current Voting System Ahead of November Election

September 20, 2018

AUBURN, AL- Election officials in Georgia breathed a sigh of relief when federal Judge Amy Totenberg denied a request for an injunction that would force the state to switch to paper ballots mere weeks before early voting begins October 15th. The state was being sued due to fears of the insecurity of the touchscreen voting system used in its elections. Georgia stands as one of only 5 states that do not use paper ballots. Legislative efforts to require paper ballots […]

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Recode Looks at Silicon Valley Donors “Flooding the System” with Cash

August 31, 2018

AUBURN, AL- In what is certainly an interesting read, put together a listing of the burgeoning liberal donor class in Silicon Valley. Among the interesting notes are the nuanced ways Silicon Valley donors are looking to leverage their expertise. Some are loaning staff members to left-leaning organizations to improve their use of technology, some are launching new non-profits or tech ventures, and others are taking a significant oversight role over their political “investments.” Perhaps most alarming is the $5.4 […]

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Unverified ActBlue Tops $1 Billion for 2018 Cycle

August 20, 2018

AUBURN, AL- No organization does more to open the doors for foreign financial influence than liberal donation portal ActBlue. Recently, the group announced that it had collected more than $1 billion in online donations this election cycle. While we acknowledge the legality of their actions (a gaping loophole we are working to fix), the ongoing problem nonetheless puts our democratic process in jeopardy. Because ActBlue does not require credit cards to be verified, any contribution runs the risk of coming […]

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North Dakota Anti-Corruption Amendment Makes Nov. Ballot

July 24, 2018

  North Dakota Anti-Corruption Amendment Certified for Ballot   BISMARCK, ND – North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger certified the North Dakota Anti-Corruption Amendment for the November ballot. North Dakotans for Public Integrity, the nonpartisan group sponsoring the amendment, collected 38,451 petition signatures, far more than the 26,904 valid signatures required. The Secretary of State accepted 36,849 signatures, which is 9,945 more than needed, a quality rate of 96%. The group turned in petitions on June 18th, 2018.   […]

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Facebook Making (Awkward) Strides Toward Eliminating Foreign Influence

June 28, 2018

AUBURN, AL- File this under the header “Well, at least they are trying.” As Facebook bolsters its efforts to eliminate foreign entities from advertising politically, it is finding plenty of challenges. In response to the justified heat over Facebook’s failure to police Russian influence on its platform, the social media site is now requiring those wishing to advertise political messages to verify their identity as an American citizen. Until that is done, Facebook will block ads deemed to be political […]

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Poll Results Announced: Intense Support for 3 Reform Issues

June 23, 2018

For Release Saturday, June 23 Noon ET, 11 a.m. CT Contact:    404.606.3163 Poll Results Announced: Intense Support for 3 Reform Issues Bismarck, ND – Pollsters featured by measure intense nationwide support for three reform measures – the “Stop Foreign Donations Affecting Our Elections Act,” a 28th Constitutional Amendment in response to Citizens United, and an Article V Convention. “After three decades of statistical analysis of election trends, I was stunned to see such far-reaching proposals emerge as the strongest […]

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Close Door to Foreign Campaign Money, Open It To Reform

May 9, 2018

ActBlue is the one vendor who continues to add to the billions of dollars sent to candidates through unverified gift or credit card contributions, an open invitation for foreign interests to subvert U.S. laws. Now it turns out they are also sending questionable contributions that break campaign limits from liberal activist Rosie O’Donnell. Once Take Back Our Republic Advisory Committee Member Peter Schweizer pointed out foreign interests could easily subvert U.S. Campaign laws by funneling political attack money through unverified […]

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Foundation Money from Foreign Governments Under Scrutiny

April 12, 2018

AUBURN, AL- In 2015 and 2016, the Clinton Foundation and money it received from foreign governments were, rightfully, under intense scrutiny. Now, the Trump Foundation is being investigated in the ongoing Mueller probe. Reports suggest that a $150,000 donation from a Ukrainian steel magnate, Victor Pinchuk to the foundation has caught Mueller’s attention. In return, Trump spoke to a conference in Kiev via video for 20 minutes. Foreign money and any influence it may have had on Trump over the […]

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