A British national who donated $10 to the Obama campaign, despite laws prohibiting the acceptance of foreign contributions, told Breitbart News he is now receiving e-mails from the Obama campaign thanking him for signing up for "get out the vote" and phone banking events for which he never volunteered.
The New York Post on Sunday reported Chris Walker, who lives in England, made two $5 donations to the Obama campaign. Walker used his "actual street address in England but entered Arkansas as his state with the Schenectady, NY, ZIP code of 12345." Because of the Obama campaign's lax online security measures, which the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) has thoroughly detailed, those donations got through.
After he made those donations, Walker said he received three e-mails this weekend from the Obama campaign thanking him for signing up for phone banking events in Dodgeville, Iowa, and City of Industry, California. The Obama campaign also thanked Walker for signing up for a volunteer event in Ohio, which is curious because the Obama campaign has insisted Ohio is solidly in its column.
Walker told Breitbart News he has "no idea" why he received these e-mails or how he was signed up for these volunteer events.
"I have not signed up for anything of the sort," Walker said. "I have not set up an account on the Obama website."
Here is the e-mail the Obama campaign sent Walker about a volunteer event they signed him up for in Ohio:
Thanks so much for signing up to attend Volunteer With Team Grove City East at Team Grove City East Staging Location.
You'll be in good company -- volunteers all across the country will be heading out to similar events in their hometowns that same day, to get their neighbors ready to vote.
We've got just a couple weeks left until Election Day -- and there's a lot more to do. Any chance you could sign up for one more shift sometime in the coming week, to give this campaign an additional boost?
Here are the details for the event you already RSVP'd for:
Attending: Volunteer With Team Grove City East
Location: 3965 Hoover Rd
Time: Saturday, October 20 at 9:30 AM