The Obama re-election campaign has accepted at least one foreign donation in violation of the law — and does nothing to check on the provenance of millions of dollars in other contributions, a watchdog group alleges.
Chris Walker, a British citizen who lives outside London, told The Post he was able to make two $5 donations to President Obama’s campaign this month through its Web site while a similar attempt to give Mitt Romney cash was rejected. It is illegal to knowingly solicit or accept money from foreign citizens.
Walker said he used his actual street address in England but entered Arkansas as his state with the Schenectady, NY, ZIP code of 12345.
“When I did Romney’s, the payment got rejected on the grounds that the address on the card did not match the address that I entered,” he said. “Romney’s Web site wanted the code from the back of card. Barack Obama’s didn’t.”
In September, Obama’s campaign took in more than $2 million from donors who provided no ZIP code or incomplete ZIP codes, according to data posted on the Federal Election Commission Web site.
The Obama campaign said the FEC data was the result of “a minor technical error.”
“All the ZIP codes and numbers are real and can be verified,” spokesman Michael Czin said.It is simply remarkable how low the bar is set for Obama on every level when it comes to scrutinizing his public and private actions. Any other politician in America would have long ago been driven from public office and prosecuted and imprisoned if he had attempted half of the criminal activities Obama has engaged in throughout his political career, dating back to the time he first served in the Illinois state senate. When the media allowed then-Attorney General Janet Reno to cover up a massive effort by President Bill Clinton's re-election campaign to raise millions in illegal campaign contributions from Asia, the federal law banning foreign contributions essentially became a dead letter law. The Democratic Party viewed that as an open invitation to allow the rest of the world to participate in our electoral process.