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    Default If you donated to Trump's Election Defense Fund, you got scammed. BWAAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!

    The ‘Election Defense Fund’ didn’t exist
    The second hearing focused on the Trump campaign’s fundraising efforts in the immediate aftermath of the election.
    “The ‘Big Lie’ was also a big rip-off,” Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) contended.
    Lofgren cited the barrage of fundraising emails Team Trump sent to supporters between Election Day and Jan. 6. On some days, more than 20 such emails were blasted out.
    Many encouraged the recipients to contribute to an “Election Defense Fund,” the suggestion being that the money would be used to push Trump’s claims of fraud in court.
    One problem: the Election Defense Fund didn’t exist.
    “I don’t believe there is actually a fund called the ‘Election Defense Fund,’ ” the former digital director for the Trump campaign, Gary Coby, acknowledged.
    The nonexistent fund was, at best, a marketing ruse.
    It was also an effective one. Between the election and early December 2020, the joint fundraising efforts of Trump and the Republican National Committee raised about $207 million.

    Much of the money seemed to go to Trump’s main post-election political action committee, Save America PAC.
    According to the panel, this PAC in turn “made millions of dollars of contributions to pro-Trump organizations.”
    In the last 30 years of Presidential Elections, the Republicans have only won the popular vote ONCE!!!

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    I wonder, did anyone on this site donate to the Trump Defense Fund? I never gave Trump a single penny, he said, "Don't donate money, I don't need money" when he first started running, I took him at his word.... (well, I wouldn't have donated anyway, tbh, but I think anyone who did after he said that was crazy).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    I wonder, did anyone on this site donate to the Trump Defense Fund? I never gave Trump a single penny, he said, "Don't donate money, I don't need money" when he first started running, I took him at his word.... (well, I wouldn't have donated anyway, tbh, but I think anyone who did after he said that was crazy).
    That's smart actually. That way he gets a way out legally.
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    If you donated to ANY politician...you are a fool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McRocket View Post
    If you donated to ANY politician...you are a fool.
    I agree partially. One way America is great is we can actually change things. Sometimes this means supporting folks that will actually represent your goals.
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    Poll:71% do not want Biden to run for a second term.

    Do not contribute to his campaign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    I agree partially. One way America is great is we can actually change things. Sometimes this means supporting folks that will actually represent your goals.
    No offense, but anyone who believes that 99.9% of politicians give a crap about anything (including the country) but themselves are also fools.

    Besides, this isn't the 1980's.
    Campaign funds mean nothing.

    Only old farts or idiots pay attention to campaign ads.
    The former will be gone soon.
    The latter (people with IQ's under 70-80) should not even be legally allowed to vote.

    Most people today make up their minds through debates and interviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McRocket View Post
    No offense, but anyone who believes that 99.9% of politicians give a crap about anything (including the country) but themselves are also fools.

    Besides, this isn't the 1980's.
    Campaign funds mean nothing.

    Only old farts or idiots pay attention to campaign ads.
    The former will be gone soon.
    The latter (people with IQ's under 70-80) should not even be legally allowed to vote.

    Most people today make up their minds through debates and interviews.
    Trump's Legal Defense Fund scammed Americans for $250 million. I guess there are a plethora of MAGA fools in America, right?

    In the last 30 years of Presidential Elections, the Republicans have only won the popular vote ONCE!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by McRocket View Post
    If you donated to ANY politician...you are a fool.
    Well, then you're calling a plethora of Trump supporters FOOLS. But then, most of us already knew that about them. BWAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA

    The so-called “Official Election Defense Fund” Donald Trump created in the wake of the 2020 election has been exposed as a total grift and scam. The January 6th commission has been investigating how between Election Day and the insurrection, the Trump campaign sent millions of fundraising emails to his supporter base. The truth is there was no such fund and the money being raised simply went to the Trump campaign. But that didn’t stop Trumpists from donating $250 million to it. The money then went to the family members and allies of Donald Trump. Kimberly Guilfoyle, the then-girlfriend now-fiancée of Don Jr., was paid $60,000 of this money for giving a two-and-a-half-minute speech at the rally on the 6th. This grift could very well be criminal, but at the very least it was a scam that once again Trump supporters fell for.
    In the last 30 years of Presidential Elections, the Republicans have only won the popular vote ONCE!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Capitalist View Post
    The ‘Election Defense Fund’ didn’t exist
    The second hearing focused on the Trump campaign’s fundraising efforts in the immediate aftermath of the election.
    “The ‘Big Lie’ was also a big rip-off,” Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) contended.
    Lofgren cited the barrage of fundraising emails Team Trump sent to supporters between Election Day and Jan. 6. On some days, more than 20 such emails were blasted out.
    Many encouraged the recipients to contribute to an “Election Defense Fund,” the suggestion being that the money would be used to push Trump’s claims of fraud in court.
    One problem: the Election Defense Fund didn’t exist.
    “I don’t believe there is actually a fund called the ‘Election Defense Fund,’ ” the former digital director for the Trump campaign, Gary Coby, acknowledged.
    The nonexistent fund was, at best, a marketing ruse.
    It was also an effective one. Between the election and early December 2020, the joint fundraising efforts of Trump and the Republican National Committee raised about $207 million.

    Much of the money seemed to go to Trump’s main post-election political action committee, Save America PAC.
    According to the panel, this PAC in turn “made millions of dollars of contributions to pro-Trump organizations.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by guno View Post
    Ha! That's priceless.
    In the last 30 years of Presidential Elections, the Republicans have only won the popular vote ONCE!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    I wonder, did anyone on this site donate to the Trump Defense Fund? I never gave Trump a single penny, he said, "Don't donate money, I don't need money" when he first started running, I took him at his word.... (well, I wouldn't have donated anyway, tbh, but I think anyone who did after he said that was crazy).
    You took Fat Donald at his words? That was your first big mistake. What the hell were you thinking?
    In the last 30 years of Presidential Elections, the Republicans have only won the popular vote ONCE!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    I wonder, did anyone on this site donate to the Trump Defense Fund? I never gave Trump a single penny, he said, "Don't donate money, I don't need money" when he first started running, I took him at his word.... (well, I wouldn't have donated anyway, tbh, but I think anyone who did after he said that was crazy).
    The ‘big rip-off’: how Trump exploited his fans with ‘election defense’ fund
    The former president used donations to a nonexistent legal defense fund for his hotels and the January 6 Ellipse rally
    The frenzy of fundraising emails continued right up to January 6.

    At 8.38pm on 4 November 2020, the day after America had gone to the polls to elect its next president, Donald Trump sent out a message to hundreds of thousands of his supporters from the email address contact@victory.donaldtrump.com.

    By then it was already clear that not only was victory eluding Trump, but that he was heading towards defeat. A couple of hours earlier, Associated Press had called Michigan and Wisconsin for Joe Biden, putting the Democratic candidate just six electoral college votes away from the White House.

    Not that you would have known it from Trump’s email.

    “Friend,” it began. “The Democrats are trying to STEAL the Election. I’ve activated the Official Election Defense Fund and I need EVERY PATRIOT, including YOU, to step up and make sure we have enough resources to PROTECT THE INTEGRITY OF OUR ELECTION.”

    Some of the emails were general, pleading with Trump supporters to “defend our democracy” and prevent the “Radical Left” from “DESTROYING America”. They were sent under several different names – from Trump himself, his sons Don Jr and Eric, the former speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, the current chair of the Republican National Committee Ronna McDaniel, and then vice-president Mike Pence.

    Despite the nuances, all the millions of emails sent out from the @victory.donaldtrump.com address essentially said the same thing. They exhorted Trump supporters to back the “Official Election Defense Fund” with their hard-earned dollars.
    In the last 30 years of Presidential Elections, the Republicans have only won the popular vote ONCE!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Capitalist View Post
    The ‘big rip-off’: how Trump exploited his fans with ‘election defense’ fund
    The former president used donations to a nonexistent legal defense fund for his hotels and the January 6 Ellipse rally
    The frenzy of fundraising emails continued right up to January 6.

    At 8.38pm on 4 November 2020, the day after America had gone to the polls to elect its next president, Donald Trump sent out a message to hundreds of thousands of his supporters from the email address contact@victory.donaldtrump.com.

    By then it was already clear that not only was victory eluding Trump, but that he was heading towards defeat. A couple of hours earlier, Associated Press had called Michigan and Wisconsin for Joe Biden, putting the Democratic candidate just six electoral college votes away from the White House.

    Not that you would have known it from Trump’s email.

    “Friend,” it began. “The Democrats are trying to STEAL the Election. I’ve activated the Official Election Defense Fund and I need EVERY PATRIOT, including YOU, to step up and make sure we have enough resources to PROTECT THE INTEGRITY OF OUR ELECTION.”

    Some of the emails were general, pleading with Trump supporters to “defend our democracy” and prevent the “Radical Left” from “DESTROYING America”. They were sent under several different names – from Trump himself, his sons Don Jr and Eric, the former speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, the current chair of the Republican National Committee Ronna McDaniel, and then vice-president Mike Pence.

    Despite the nuances, all the millions of emails sent out from the @victory.donaldtrump.com address essentially said the same thing. They exhorted Trump supporters to back the “Official Election Defense Fund” with their hard-earned dollars.
    Methinks your 12b post in that other thread will likely give you a break from our site. What say you?

    And this doesn't answer the question I had. Do you think someone here, at this site, gave any money to this Trump fund?
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    If you contributed to any Trump fund, your mom is to blame for not having aborted you.
    The doctors must have known you were fucked up.
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