Skip to comments.State [Minnesota] is asked to clarify Web solicitation
Posted on 07/08/2008 7:58:42 AM PDT by KarlInOhio
The fundraiser on Barack Obama's national website might be considered a raffle in Minnesota. Not so, his campaign says.
The head of the Minnesota Gambling Control Board said that a solicitation for funds on the national website of the Barack Obama presidential campaign may constitute a raffle, which is a violation of Minnesota gambling laws.
The state Gambling Board website specifically states that one cannot conduct a raffle as a fundraiser for a political campaign. Only nonprofit charities may conduct raffles.
He said three elements make a drawing a form of gambling under state law: if it costs money to participate, if it involves "the luck of the draw" in which no skill is involved and if one wins something of value.
(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...
(someone else posted an AP version of this story which I don't expect to survive)
Not so fast,heres his out...
3)and if one wins something of value.
Like the old “Toy Yoda” trick eh???
At least one state official is taking this serious. And it is probably going to get more response before the election than an FEC investigation.
Airfare and hotel for 2 (you and a guest) is valuable even if the date with Obama is like the time share pitch you have to endure with other “free” vacations.
When I first heard this, I wondered how they had gotten around the gambling laws.
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Quite smitten with himself, isn’t he?
An FEC investigation is an ex post facto exercise in pointlessness.
That’s not the illegal raffle I knew.
There might be a little problem related to internet gambling as well, since the donation for the raffle is made via the internet.
Just blame it on an intern, Obama. One more under the bus Sweet Jesus, one more under the bus........Sing it loud...
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