Dick Morris states the following:
- 47% of visitors to Obama’s site are foreigners.
- 5% of visitors to Romney’s site are foreigners.
- Contributions over $200 do not need to be reported.
- 98% of money Obama raised in September are not reportable.
Dick Morris: "We have often wondered why Obama is not more aggressive on China. Why Obama seems to be Pro- Palestinian in his treatment of the Middle East. Well maybe that’s because where his money is coming from. Maybe he’s giving his donors what they want. And consciously encouraging them to give extra money. Very scary. Frankly, terrifying."
The illegal foreign donor loophole was first reported by the Daily Beast:
There’s certainly ample historical reason to worry about foreign donations: in the 1990s, for instance, there were allegations that Chinese officials had funneled money into U.S. campaigns.
The solicitation of campaign donations from foreign nationals is prohibited by the Federal Election Campaign Act. But that law, passed in the 1970s, did not anticipate the Internet, or the creative uses that can be made of such social media as Facebook.
Campaigns that aggressively raise money online are soliciting donations from people around the world—whether they intend to or not. People repost campaign solicitations on blogs that send them sprawling around the globe like digital kudzu. For example, an Obama campaign official posting ended up on Arabic Facebook, complete with a hyperlink to a donation page.