Surprise! Trump’s ‘election fraud’ fundraising is not what it seems.

Former President Donald Trump talked a good game about fundraising to fight “election fraud,” but not all of the funds raised by his political PAC are being used for that purpose. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains where the money is going — and why.

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SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:

Trump’s PAC collected $75 million this year, but so far the group has not put money into pushing for the 2020 ballot reviews he touts
www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-pac-ballot-reviews/2021/07/22/d451fcaa-e596-11eb-934f-7e6c1927f261_story.html?utm_campaign=wp_main&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

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Trump asks for ‘election defense’ donations, but the money also benefits his new leadership PAC
www.cnn.com/2020/11/10/politics/donald-trump-leadership-pac-republicans/index.html

Trump’s PAC collected $75 million this year, but so far the group has not put money into pushing for the 2020 ballot reviews he touts
www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-pac-ballot-reviews/2021/07/22/d451fcaa-e596-11eb-934f-7e6c1927f261_story.html?utm_campaign=wp_main&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

Trump agrees to shut down his charity amid allegations that he used it for personal and political benefit
www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-agrees-to-shut-down-his-charity-amid-allegations-he-used-it-for-personal-and-political-benefit/2018/12/18/dd3f5030-021b-11e9-9122-82e98f91ee6f_story.html

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