Dead Donors Gave $586,000 In Campaign Contributions Since 2009

by - August 06, 2013

Some citizens are donating sizably to political campaigns despite being dead, a Monday report by USA Today found. According to USA Today's analysis of Federal Election Commission filings, 32 donors marked as "deceased" have given upwards of $586,000 to congressional candidates, presidential candidates and political parties since Jan. 1, 2009. The ability of the dead to contribute raised eyebrows last week, when news broke that Kentuckians for Strong Leadership, a super PAC supporting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), had received a $100,000 contribution from GOP mega-donor Bob Perry on June 3. The problem was that Perry had passed away nearly two months before. The super PAC attributed the error to a computer glitch and filed an updated FEC report that said the donation had actually been received the day before Perry died.

Dead Donors Gave $586,000 In Campaign Contributions Since 2009: Report

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