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    Is Beto’s Campaign Response to Project Veritas Undercover Investigation Sufficient?

    Is Beto’s Campaign Response to Project Veritas Undercover Investigation Sufficient?

    “The value was under $300 and it will be appropriately reported to the FEC.”

    Thursday night, Project Veritas released it’s latest undercover video. The video appears to show Beto staffers discussing what they know to be improper campaign spending.

    In the video, various staffers discuss using campaign funds to help incoming immigrants. This is not one staffer suggesting as much nor a volunteer, but several different staffers suggesting (based on the video clips provided by Project Veritas) they’re aware using campaign funds is not allowed and go on to discuss ways to skirt the spending rules.

    One even mentions the possibility that getting busted could invoke a $50,000 fine.

    The video:

    Friday, O’Rourke’s campaign responded, saying “staffers recently “took it upon themselves” to use campaign funds to donate supplies to an El Paso nonprofit and that the contributions — less than $300 total — will be “appropriately reported” to the Federal Election Commission,” reports the Amarillo ABC affiliate. The campaign also claims that staffers used prepaid cards to buy baby wipes and other supplies for migrants staying with a local charity.

    Responding to the video Friday morning, O’Rourke’s campaign said that the staffers were responding to an unrelated incident last week in which the federal government dropped off over 100 migrants seeking asylum at a bus station in downtown El Paso. The local newspaper said that bus station officials then called Annunciation House, a Catholic nonprofit immigrant shelter.

    “Staff members took it upon themselves to use prepaid cards from one of our more than 700 field offices to buy baby wipes, diapers, water, fruit and granola bars, and donate them to a local humanitarian nonprofit (Annunciation House) that helps mothers and children in the community,” O’Rourke spokesman Chris Evans said in a statement. “The value was under $300 and it will be appropriately reported to the FEC.”

    It is not unusual for campaigns to make donations to groups like Annunciation House. Campaigns are allowed to give to charity “as long as the candidate does not receive compensation from the charitable organization before it has expended the entire amount donated,” according to the FEC website.

    In El Paso, Jame O’Keefe confronted O’Rourke Campaign Manager, Jody Casey:

    Friday, Project Veritas said Beto should further clarify:

    Essentially, this:

    DONATE

    Donations tax deductible
    to the full extent allowed by law.

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    caseoftheblues | November 2, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Yes it’s insufficient and the value was certainly way more than 300 and it doesn’t address everything said in the tapes they were doing. They were not just dropping off some juice boxes at a shelter either….from the tapes it appears they were talking about actually transporting them over the border…


     
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    DouglasJBender | November 2, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    I’ll bet Beto skates.

    An Irish Hispanic … A white Indian princess… A black Spartacus… I’m not even going to get into the whites who think they are black or men who think they are women or women who think they are men … Then there are the idiots who nod their heads and agree with them … And they can understand why we think all liberals are freaken nuts

    The Cruz campaign should have no problem putting out an advert that strongly implies Beto was financing a voter fraud operation using Honduran illegals.

    I know the tapes have no evidence of that, and I’m not on the ground with Cruz – his campaign may decide it’s in their best interests to leave this alone.

    BUT, as any of you who have worked in the field for campaigns knows, the last few weeks you are digging for voters. Its akin to a paycheck not hitting, so you’re rooting through the couch cushions for those lost pennies to get you through the weekend.

    So there is no way these staffers didn’t consider ways to turn these warm bodies into fraudulent votes for Beto. They have already demonstrated they have no respect for the rules.


     
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    rokiloki | November 3, 2018 at 3:15 am

    In the long version at youtube, they discuss which stores have vague receipts so they can purchase one type item and claim it was something else. These people are not only breaking the law with the purchases, but they are conspiring as well.


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