The Democratic fundraising platform ActBlue received nearly half of its 2019 donations from people who claimed to be unemployed, a preliminary computer analysis from a conservative political group shows.
The analysis by the Take Back Action Fund found that 48.4% of ActBlue’s 2019 donations came from unemployed people. That percentage ticked up to 50.1% in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic and widespread government shutdowns forced tens of millions of Americans out of work, according to Fox News.
Take Back Action Fund President John Pudner said that the large share of donations from people claiming to be unemployed suggests that foreign entities are attempting to influence U.S. elections through illegal political contributions.
“After downloading hundreds of millions of [dollars in] donations to the Take Back Action Fund servers, we were shocked to see that almost half of the donations to ActBlue in 2019 claimed to be unemployed individuals,” Pudner said. “The name of employers must be disclosed when making political