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Revealed! Dead Man Appeared to Contribute to Rashida Tlaib’s Campaign

One publication's reporting leads to a correction in donations records — what's going on within the Michigan Dem's org?

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There’s so much corruption within the Democrats ranks that this needs to be addressed, in my view — and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) (shown above right, beside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi) needs to be held accountable.

How in the heck did Tlaib receive $2,500 from an individual who had been dead for over 10 years?

It is against the law for people to donate to a campaign and use someone else’s name to do so.

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All campaigns within the United States have to make sure their donor information is accurate.

Dems are amazing.

Seems they get votes from dead people — and now money.

Check out this reporting from the Washington Free Beacon on this issue in the following four paragraphs below.

“On June 22, Tlaib’s campaign received a $2,500 donation in his name, Federal Election Commission filings show. A search of public records, which also state that he is deceased, provides an address identical to the one written on the contribution to Tlaib’s campaign committee. Grand Blanc Township property records also show that the residence located at that address is registered in Farah’s name, along with that of his widow.”

“Tlaib is the sole federal politician to receive a donation in Farah’s name for the 2020 election cycle. In the past, Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) has also received contributions from Farah following his passing. Kildee, who first ran for the House of Representatives during the 2012 election cycle, was given $1,400 in total contributions in Farah’s name between 2011 and 2017. The two Democratic Michigan representatives are the only federal politicians who received money in Farah’s name for the past 10 years.”

“Federal law prohibits making campaign contributions in the name of another individual.”

“‘It is illegal to make a campaign contribution in the name of another person and a campaign must ensure all donor information is reported accurately,’ said Kendra Arnold, executive director of the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust. ‘The requirement of accurate disclosure of campaign contributors is important to inform voters of the source of campaign funds, prevent corruption, and ensure individuals are contributing within the legal limits.'”

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So this needs to be brought to the ethics committee — if there is one.

And the rest of Tlaib’s donors need to be investigated as well.

While they’re at it, people need to examine the report that she filed her petitions from her father’s address, rather than the one at which she resides. This person is certainly not an asset to the House of Representatives.

“Gisele Farah is the sole beneficiary of a trust in her late husband’s name, George S. Farah Sr., who as you noted passed away in 2009.”

The Free Beacon website updated its original story on Wednesday afternoon to add the following: “After publication, a spokesperson for the Rashida Tlaib campaign returned the following statement, strikingly similar to the comment received from the campaign of Rep. Kildee prior to publication: ‘Gisele Farah is the sole beneficiary of a trust in her late husband’s name, George S. Farah Sr., who as you noted passed away in 2009. Gisele Farah, as the sole beneficiary in control of the trust, contributed to our campaign with funds from her trust. We will amend our campaign records and filings to clarify that the campaign contribution was from Gisele Farah and should be designated under her name.'”

If not for the Free Beacon, Tlaib’s people never would have checked this discrepancy.

That leads this opinion writer to wonder: How many other dead men’s donations does she have?

This WayneDupree.com piece is used by permission.

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