foreign interference

Capital Research Center Updates On Foreign Funding Of Elections

January 12, 2022

Last week the Capital Research Center released an update to their study on the amount of foreign money that has funded not only elections but lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill and across the country. Lobbyists have taken millions of dollars over the past year from a number of foreign countries to influence elections and affect the outcome of initiatives and legislation. Legislation like the Foreign Agents Registration Act and an Amendment to the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 that […]

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FEC has ruled foreign donors can finance U.S. referendum campaigns

November 4, 2021

Take Back Our Republic has learned that the Federal Election Commission has ruled foreign donors can finance U.S. referendum campaigns, potentially opening the floodgates to foreign spending on fights over high-profile policy issues. This ruling by the FEC should be extremely concerning to all Americans no matter what side of the political aisle you’re on. What this provides is another avenue for foreign donors to influence the United States and its domestic policy.  Take Back Our Republic Board member Dr. […]

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Politics and Moore – John Pudner joins the program to discuss the FEC and foreign interference in our elections.

September 9, 2019

This past Saturday Executive Director, John Pudner, joined Politics & Moore to share concerns about China meddling in U.S. Elections. Click here to listen to the segment in its entirety.

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Russian and Chinese Political Money Bad; No Matter Which Party Targeted

May 21, 2019

Most Democrats believe the Russians influenced President Trump’s friend and or family with illicit money. Most Republicans believe the Chinese influenced Vice President Biden’s family with illicit money. All Americans should unite in at least accepting the fact that both countries and many others foreign entities are trying to choose who sets American policy and influence that policy so it favors their interest rather than Americans. A year before the Mueller Report was issued outlining Russian influence after issuing many […]

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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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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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Take Back Advocates for Congressional, FEC Action on Foreign Influence

December 13, 2017

Wednesday and Thursday Take Back Our Republic President Francis Johnson, DC-based Development Director Steve Thomas, and Executive Director John Pudner will meet with Congressional offices. The topic will be the importance of passing HR1341 and S1660 to cut off an avenue for foreign influence on US elections through the billions of dollars in nameless small dollar contributions sent through unverified credit card donations to evade bank scrutiny. Former long-time NRA lobbyist Chuck Cunningham will lead the effort to pass these important bills […]

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Americans Losing Faith in Democracy

October 30, 2017

Doubt is growing about American democracy, according to recent surveys. Our nation, naturally patriotic, has long been proud of how our government works. Even when disagreeing with policies from Washington, our system has been a source of pride for the American people. However, recent surveys show that to be waning. Only 63% of Americans, down from a high of 90% in 2002 and a drop from the previous low of 74% in 2014, are proud of the way our democracy […]

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FEC meeting on alleged foreign interference in American elections

July 13, 2017

Statement by Take Back Our Republic’s John Pudner on Federal Election Commission Meeting on alleged foreign interference in American elections   As an American citizen and voter, I am stunned by the amount of media coverage and government resources that are being spent chasing the question of whether Russia influenced the 2016 election.   I think many of my fellow Americans would agree with my perspective: our elections have already been so thoroughly influenced by special interests and Big Money […]

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