A Canadian reader of this site recently donated to the Obama campaign and the donation was accepted. The credit card was issued in Canada and the donation was submitted using a Canadian address on a computer in Canada. Will the Obama campaign refuse this most obvious of foreign donations? Keep in mind, because this donation used a Canadian address, it doesn’t test the theory of what happens when a foreigner gives a credit card donation with a fake U.S. address. Stay tuned…
Below is a screenshot from their online banking account showing the donation to Obama for America. Obama has now taken that money and is free to spend it at will. Of course, their “back-end verification” may eventually identify this as an illegal contribution and return it, but in the mean time they are receiving an interest free loan from a foreigner that Obama can use on advertising, travel and GOTV expenses.
If there are any other non-U.S. citizens who have successfully given to the Obama campaign, please let us know so we can report on it. Send your reports to email@example.com
UPDATE: Morgen at Verum Serum has some interesting findings related to foreign web support for Obama.