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Old 04-04-2012, 04:19 PM
 
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This, of course, is not new - from May 2008...

Obama's donation website accepts illegal foreign contributions

Barack Obama's electronic contribution site accepts donations from countries like China, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Somalia -- although someone had the sense to remove North Korea from the list. The donor is only required to click a check-box, which attests they are legally allowed to contribute.
How?

https://donate.barackobama.com/page/...12-donate-main

Maybe I missed it, but I don't see how one could say they are from a foreign country like Pakistan on that form.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:29 PM
 
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This, of course, is not new - from May 2008...

Barack Obama's electronic contribution site accepts donations from countries like China, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Somalia -- although someone had the sense to remove North Korea from the list. The donor is only required to click a check-box, which attests they are legally allowed to contribute.
Ehm - US citizens are perfectly within their rights to live in "countries like China, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Somalia" and still donate to the US political party of their choosing.
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Ehm - US citizens are perfectly within their rights to live in "countries like China, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Somalia" and still donate to the US political party of their choosing.
There is no address verification on the website.

I am not disputing Americans living abroad.

I am disputing foreigners who wish to donate illegally, and the ficilitation of such actions on the website. Or someone who donates with a stolen credit card.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:52 AM
 
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There is no address verification on the website.

I am not disputing Americans living abroad.

I am disputing foreigners who wish to donate illegally, and the ficilitation of such actions on the website. Or someone who donates with a stolen credit card.
All of their websites are the same. You check a box that says you are legally allowed to donate. The only difference is a CVV check which has nothing to do with a person's location.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:53 AM
 
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You just jogged my memory. I run a website for a non-profit station that takes donations over the web - and some years ago I had to set up the means for users to make donations.

You can set up how much verification you desire. You have a choice to use the CVV number or not. You have a choice to use AVS (address verification) or not. Obviously, the Obama donation site is using neither of these.

So you are right in that CVV is probably not the sole issue. However, from the video, they definitely aren't using AVS - and have their site set for minimal security for the purposes of taking money from questionable sources.
And neither is Romney's. They are actually hosted by the same group it seems as both donation pages are identical sans the CVV section on Obama's.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:58 AM
 
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The website doesn't have the 3-digit security code field on the donation page.

The video shows a guy making donations as the first aunt and Nidal Hasan. The same tests were performed on the Romney and Santorum websites - and were rejected.


Obama Donations - Anyone, Anywhere
Dude, that's the CVV code which is an optional check used to validate that the card is not fraudulant (as it isn't saved on the magnetic strip in case someone "copied it). It has ZERO bearing on personal identity.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:03 AM
 
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I am not disputing Americans living abroad.
Than what's with bitching & moaning about allowing donations from, say, an address in China?
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:11 AM
 
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wow, drob had this one blow up in his face
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Lol! Illegal contributions are now free speech! Let me go put my waders on...
How can speech be illegal in a nation that trumpets "free speech" from the highest point possible at every opportunity?
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