Warren Sets Record: Half Her Donations From Online Sites Vulnerable to Fraud and Foreign Donations

A Breitbart News analysis of Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren's recent October 15, 2012 filing with the Federal Election Commission shows that more than half of the $36.2 million Ms. Warren has raised for her campaign has come from online websites that are vulnerable to fraud and foreign donations.

Ms. Warren has set several fundraising records that she doesn't want voters in Massachusetts to know about. The two most alarming records are: 

(1) Most money raised in a single election cycle by a candidate for the United States Senate from online sites vulnerable to fraud and foreign donations: $18.3 million ($15.8 million in "unitemized" donations and at least $2.5 million in itemized donations from conduit site ActBlue.org).

(2) Highest percentage of money raised in a single election cycle by a candidate for the United States Senate online sites vulnerable to fraud and foreign donations as a percentage of total funds raised: 50.5% (43.7% in "unitemized" donations and at least 6.8% in itemized donations from conduit site ActBlue.org).

Warren's 43.7% of receipts from "unitemized" donations is more than double the 15% of her opponent, incumbent Republican Senator Scott Brown. 

Brown's website deploys industry standard security methods, and none of the 15% of contributions that come from "unitemized" donations are vulnerable to fraud and foreign donations. In contrast, all of the 43.7% of Warren's contributions that come from "unitemized" donations. In addition, the 6.8% of her donations that have come through conduit website ActBlue.org are vulnerable to fraud and foreign donations.

Ms Warren has set a total of  seven all time fundraising records for campaign contributions raised online from sites vulnerable to fraud and foreign donations, including these additional five:

  1. Most money raised in a single election cycle by a candidate for the United States Senate in "unitemized" deductions from online sites vulnerable to fraud and foreign donations:  $15.8 million 
  2. Highest percentage of money raised in a single election cycle by a candidate for the United States Senate in "unitemized" donations from online sites vulnerable to fraud and foreign donations as a percentage of total funds raised: 43.7%
  3. Most money raised in a six week reporting period by a candidate for the United States Senate in "unitemized" donations from online sites vulnerable to fraud and foreign donations: $3.9 million
  4. Highest percentage of money raised in a six week reporting by a candidate for the United States Senate in "unitemized" donations from online sites vulnerable to fraud and foreign donations as a percentage of total funds raised: 47.2%
  5. Highest percentage of money raised in a single reporting period (quarterly, six week, or other)  by a candidate for the United States Senate in "unitemized" donations from online sites vulnerable to fraud and foreign donations as a percentage of total funds raised: 47.2%
  6. Between her announcement in September, 2011 and her most recent Federal Election Commission filing that included donations up to September 30, 2012, Elizabeth Warren raised $36.2 million.  A record setting 43.7% of this amount--$15.8 million-- comes in the form of "unitemized" donations of less than $200  raised online from two sites -- ElizabethWarren.com and the conduit site ActBlue.org -- neither of which have implemented basic industry standard security techniques to prevent fraud or foreign donations, as reported earlier this month by Breitbart News.

The numbers, as staggering as they are, actually slightly underestimate Ms. Warren's performance in these categories because they don't yet include the total donations received from the ActBlue.org conduit website that exceeded $200 and thatwere included in Ms. Warren's list of itemized contributions for the six week period beginning August 18, 2012 and ending September 30, 2012.  

The Warren campaign has been even more successful than the Obama campaign at raising money from vulnerable online websites. Obama's 38% (according to Open Secrets) of total contributions raised in "unitemized" donations from vulnerable online websites is the only other major political campaign that comes close to Warren's 43%.



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