“nothing nefarious”, she claims
According to a report in the New York Post, Rosie O’Donnell repeatedly made more than the legally allowable campaign contributions to several Democrat candidates.
O’Donnell donated a combined $5,400 over legal contribution limits using four different names and five different addresses. Though she claims it was “nothing nefarious” and that she assumed campaigns would only accept as much as they were allowed.
She says she uses liberal fundraising site ActBlue to make donations. O’Donnell also claims she assumed the site would only accept the maximum allowable donation.
From the NY Post:
“Nothing nefarious,” the outspoken star and Donald Trump arch-nemesis wrote in an email to the Post. “I was not choosing to over donate.
“If 2700 is the cut off — [candidates] should refund the money,” she wrote. “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.”
O’Donnell said she donates often, and uses the online liberal fundraising platform ActBlue. “My anxiety is quelled by donating to those opposing trump [and] his agenda — especially at night — when most of these were placed.”
O’Donnell allegedly over-donated to five campaigns, all Democrats, including the campaign of Rep. Adam Schiff, the Democrat poster Rep for the Trump/Russian collusion hogwash.
O’Donnell donated $2,950 to California Rep. Adam Schiff, a 17-year veteran of the House, for his primary, according to his campaign filings. His campaign didn’t return messages seeking comment.
Lauren Underwood, an Illinois congressional candidate, reported $4,200 from O’Donnell for her primary, filings show. Her campaign didn’t return a message.
And Omar Vaid, a little-known congressional candidate in Staten Island and Brooklyn, reported $3,450 in primary donations from O’Donnell, filings show. Vaid’s finance director said the campaign “inadvertently designated” some of the money to the “wrong election” and would amend its filings.
Asked how much she gave to Vaid, O’Donnell wrote, “I have no idea.”
She said she assumed ActBlue “limits donations to the max allowed.”
She added, “I keep donating” and that her brother Tim handles her money.
She gave more than $90,000 the 2017-2018 election cycle to 50 different federal candidates and committees, filings show.
Both donors and candidates are legally liable for contributions over the limit. But it’s unlikely O’Donnell or her benefactors will be penalized for breaking FEC rules. Contributions over the limit can be refunded or counted toward a different election, and married donors can attribute the money to a spouse.
O’Donnell hates Trump and often uses her public Twitter account for anti-Trump and anti-Republican tirades. She’s also prone to conspiracy quackery, like the time she suggested Baron Trump was autistic.DONATE
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