The conservative group Take Back Action Fund has been digging around in the Democratic fundraising platform ActBlue, and their computer analysis of the organization’s 2019 fundraising reveals some highly unusual anomalies. First and foremost, the group found that almost half of ActBlue’s donations last year came from people who purport to be unemployed. The suspicion is that ActBlue and the Democratic Party are using these “unemployed people” as a cover for foreign donations that would otherwise be illegal.
“After downloading hundreds of millions of [dollars in] donations to the Take Back Action Fund servers, we were shocked to see that almost half of the donations to ActBlue in 2019 claimed to be unemployed individuals,” TBAF President John Pudner said. “The name of employers must be disclosed when making political donations, but more than 4.7 million donations came from people who claimed they did not have an employer. Those 4.7 million donations totaled $346 million ActBlue raised and sent to liberal causes.”
Ordinarily, we wouldn’t be shocked that a majority of liberal donors are gainfully unemployed, but that’s why groups like TBAF are around. Whereas we might look at this and shrug, they took the time to dig a little deeper. Using advanced computer analysis, they are now conducting “forensic procedures” against the ActBlue donations to see if indeed this money is coming from a kosher source.
“Auditing these suspect donations to determine if millions lied by indicating they were unemployed when in fact they were not, or if their names were just being used by a foreign programmer or someone else to move money without their knowledge, will take time,” Pudner told Fox News.
ActBlue, of course, denies any wrongdoing and insists that “unemployed” in these cases just means that the money is coming from housewives and retirees who have plenty of disposable income to throw at their favorite Democrats.
“But we use an array of data sources, internal validation and third-party services to verify the validity of transactions. We take the security of our platform and integrity of donations very seriously,” ActBlue told Fox News. “We report every contribution to federal candidates that comes through our platform, and you can look those up on the FEC. We report the information donors enter about their occupation and employer, and we do see a significant portion of donors who report their status as not employed, such as retired donors or full-time parents.”
Well, like we said: It doesn’t come as a huge shock that nearly half of Democratic donors don’t work. But if there’s something more nefarious going on with these donations, well…that would make a hell of a lot of sense, too.