Rosie O’Donnell illegally exceeded campaign contribution limits to at least five Democrat candidates according to reports this week.
The New York Post reported on Saturday that the liberal comedian has regularly broken Federal Election Commission rules limiting the total any one person can give to an individual candidate at $2,700 per election. Filings show O’Donnell gave a combined $5,400 in contributions over the limit to the five candidates, and used five different New York addresses and four variations of her name. The fact that she used different locations and different spellings shows intent on Rosie’s part
“Nothing nefarious,” Rosie told the New York Post after the over-donations were revealed. “I was not choosing to over donate.
“If 2,700 is the cut off — (candidates) should refund the money,” she added. “I don’t look to see who I can donate most to … I just donate assuming they do not accept what is over the limit.”
Alabama Sen. Doug Jones received $4,700, Pennsylvania Rep. Conor Lamb $3,600, with another $1,000 for his run for a full two-year term in a different district this fall; Illinois congressional candidate Lauren Underwood received $4,200; Omar Vaid, a congressional candidate from New York City, received $3,450; and Rep. Adam Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee’s ranking Democrat got $2,950.
As of Saturday, when the Post published the piece, only one of the campaigns (Lamb’s) announced it was returning the money.
O’Donnell also blamed the confusion on donation platform ActBlue, which she thought limited her donations to what the federal limit was.
However, it likely would have been difficult for them. Why? O’Donnell used four different names and five different addresses, which likely made it difficult to track and raises the specter of whether she was trying to conceal the over-donations.
Indeed, it seems ludicrous that O’Donnell, a longtime Democrat donor who has already given $90,000 in donations during the 2017-2018 cycle, would be unaware of federal donation limits.
I am sure the MSM will stay quiet on this!
Do you think that she should answer for this?
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