Powerful, far-left Democrats like Nancy Pelosi believe they’re invincible.
They think they can get away with virtually anything — including fraud.
But Nancy Pelosi is worried she could face an investigation over a major fraud one reporter just exposed.
“Matching grant contributions,” where a political candidate or organization finds a wealthy donor to put up a sum of money as a matching grant against online contributions, are a common digital fundraising tactic used by both Democrats and Republicans.
It’s a legitimate way for campaigns and organizations to maximize the fundraising from their large donors and grassroots donors alike.
However, in recent years, Nancy Pelosi adopted this tactic for her Congressional campaign, often claiming she would personally match contributions up to a certain amount.
But according to a recent report, Pelosi never followed through and matched any of the donations she promised her supporters she would match.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s campaign committee has repeatedly promised her donors she would personally match their financial contributions, but as of the last reporting period she hadn’t provided a dime of her own money, records show.
Why it matters: Deceptive political fundraising tactics are under scrutiny, and few are more popular than donation-matching pledges. Pelosi’s campaign has gone a step further than most — promising that she herself would put up those matching funds. It hasn’t reported any such contributions.
What’s happening: Nancy Pelosi for Congress sent at least 50 fundraising emails from January through March, pledging she would “personally” match contributions up to a certain multiple.
After a lot of online fundraisers complained about this type of fraudulent activity, rumors are circulating that the Department of Justice may soon start investigating candidates and committees that do not follow through on matching contributions for criminal charges.
This wouldn’t be the first time a major Democrat was caught up in campaign finance legal trouble, though.
Project Veritas – an investigative organization established by James O’Keefe – exposed the groundbreaking evidence of the Ilhan Omar campaign allegedly engaging in a “cash-for-ballots” harvesting effort just this past fall.
So it’s no surprise to see that a high profile Democrat like Nancy Pelosi has used questionable campaign fundraising tactics all to keep her iron grip on power.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.