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Corruption will prevail unless journalists expose it. To expose it, one must follow the money.

NY POST: Exclusive–Obama Campaign Fails To Screen For Foreign Web Donations

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. To read

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GAI Announces New Report on Digital Donations – “America The Vulnerable: Are Foreign and Fraudulent Online Campaign Contributions Influencing US Elections?

THE TRUTH ABOUT DIGITAL DONATIONS. Federal Election Commission (FEC) laws do not require federal candidates to use the same kinds of industry-standard, anti-fraud credit card security measures commonly used when purchasing things online. This oversight creates a dangerous pathway for illegal foreign and fraudulent online contributions to influence U.S. elections. In this report, GAI found…

The Illegal Donor Loophole

There has been no shortage of media attention paid to the role of money in the current presidential contest. Super PACs, bundlers, 527s, and mega-donors have attracted abundant notice. But there has been surprisingly little focus on perhaps the most secretive and influential financial force in politics today: the wide-open coffers of the Internet. With