House Republicans Start Investigating Non-Profits Over Elections Fraud
House Republicans are investigating the use of non-profits to improperly influence elections. The investigation is focused on whether non-profits are coordinating with political campaigns and using their tax-exempt status to skirt campaign finance laws and funnel foreign money into U.S. elections.
Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO) and Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) explained their concerns with certain activities by tax-exempt groups during elections in an open letter seeking input on current IRS and congressional regulations.
“The Committee has learned that a Super Political Action Committee (PAC) recommended donations to 501(c)(3) organizations as ‘the single most effective tactic for ensuring Democratic victories’ and that large donations from a wealthy donor to state election offices in 2020 may have been done in a manner that helps one political party over another,” the letter from Smith and Schweikert says. “Additionally, the Committee has also found that significant amounts of foreign money is flowing through 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations to influence elections.”
“Are there any tax-exempt organizations whose voter education or registration activities you suspect might have had the effect of favoring a candidate or group of candidates which would constitute prohibited participation or intervention? If yes, please describes [sic] those activities?” the letter asks.
Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) said that there was work to be done to check tax-exempt organizations and counter Democrat election operations.
“We’re going to look into whether they’re abusing the IRS rules in order to get all kinds of money, whether it’s foreign money or Sam Bankman-Fried‘s mother funneling money in there to target certain types of voters in certain demographics in swing states to make sure that they get those vote votes in,” she told Just the News.
“We also have to get people to understand they need to vote and they need to, we need to get those ballots in the box. Because when a Democrat goes to the door, they get a ballot when we go to the door, we say we sure hope you vote for our candidates. And here’s our great persuasive argument,” she added.