Skip to comments.Obama contest rules changed to avoid lottery issues ( Change )
Posted on 07/08/2008 7:59:24 PM PDT by george76
Barack Obama's campaign changed the rules of a highly publicized fundraiser Tuesday, after gambling regulators said the contest a chance at one of 10 trips to the Democratic National Convention was an illegal lottery.
"We are happy to have resolved this issue working closely with state officials," said Nick Kimball, spokesman for the Obama campaign ...
A spokesman for the Colorado Secretary of State said Democrats would have to get a license if they were conducting "a standard raffle where they're buying tickets" in order to win.
But under the new rules, supporters don't have to donate money to win one of the trips...
The campaign announced the contest Monday, minutes after officials confirmed Obama would give his speech at Invesco rather than the Pepsi Center, a switch that sources said could add $3 million to the cost of staging the Democratic National Convention.
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Somehow, Obama and The Lottery do seem made for one another.
I detest Obama too, but this is silliness. It’s a raffle, for goodness sake! What if it was bingo? This is too much incursion by government. In a way, it’s good that it’s biting the Dems, since they’re always the ones to come up with such nonsense.
Anyone want to enter? Could be a hoot to show up with a t-shirt or sign of your choice.
As long as no money is involved, I’ll enter. And if I win, my guest ticket will go to Ann Coulter.
Guess he has no lawyers on the payroll to have thought that this might be an illegal lottery. Bet his AG will be really smart.
Seems basic knowledge.
Even many non lawyers understand this concept.
But obviously the Haaavaad-trained constitutional law “professor” and his brilliant team couldn’t put two and two together.
Of course, some speculation was that while many people would donate $5 and "enter", it wasn't going to be a pure lottery and the winners would be selected by committee.
He’s just trying to add to the messiah aura. Not sure I think it’s safe to be there.
Ah - so it's alright for people to pick and choose which laws they will/won't follow?
A week or so ago, he had to quickly ditch his Presidential Seal - that was illegal too.
We know he's ignorant but it's looks like he surrounds himself with ignorant advisers too.
the winners would be selected
You can bet (oops) that anyone who doesn’t donate is not going to win a trip. :-)
...after gambling regulators said the contest -- a chance at one of 10 trips to the Democratic National Convention -- was an illegal lottery.The so-called Democratic party offered a similar deal to the Michigan and Florida delegations, didn't it? ;') Thanks geo.
What’s most significant is that Obambi and his advisers are too dim-witted to have realized that such issues are involved..... so much for the competence of the Obambi team!!!
In which case it was fraud since that selection process was not (and is not) being disclosed to the public at the point of entry.
Shouldn’t they have to disclose the “rules” of the sweepstakes (no purchase necessary) someplace?
Even this “drawing” violates longstanding law.
Do As Thou Will (except where the Nannystate does not allow it) shall be the law of the land - Occultist Aleister Crowley paraphrased for the DNC
This further shows that Democrats like BO have no respect for the law nor fair play.
Rules are only for us little people.
The latest blog post on Obama's campaign site still includes the line about donations in exchange for entry to the drawing.
If you make a donation of $5 or more between now and midnight on July 31st, you could be one of 10 supporters chosen to fly to Denver and spend two days and nights at the convention, meet Barack backstage, and watch his acceptance speech in person. Each of the ten supporters who are selected will be able to bring one guest to join them.
Make a donation now and you could have a front row seat to history.
The appeal for money for entry is still being made on the site. They are STILL soliciting for an illegal lottery.
They are STILL soliciting for an illegal lottery.
But we knew that already.
(a) take down the illegal solicitation
(b) post the rules of this new contest
they are in violation.
Word of the day
grift·er noun Slang.
1. a person who operates a side show at a circus, fair, etc., esp. a gambling attraction.
2. a swindler, dishonest gambler, or the like.
[Origin: 191015; grift + -er1]
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.
n. Money made dishonestly, as in a swindle. A swindle or confidence game.
v. grift·ed, grift·ing, grifts
v. intr. To engage in swindling or cheating.
v. tr. To obtain by swindling or cheating.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2006 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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He sure is running a confidence game. And when you try to pin him down on the issues, he plays three card monte and changes his positions.
The enemedia will not report this.
If we did this, it would be front page ‘news.’
Actually there are a number of articles on the wires today, I just didn’t find a lot of them on FR. Accepting that AP threads are being boycotted, there should still be more visibility.
Rush did mention today that Obama’s staff got caught trying to run an illegal lottery. But he also mentioned possibly sending in a $10 contribution to get some Operation Chaos operatives in the running for face time with Obama.
205 articles match obama lottery
illegal lottery = Change
Nah, With the lottery you do have some tiny, miniscule chance of winning and having a beneficial outcome.
There are bigger fish to fry. This is like the House discussing monkey bites last week. ??? Go figure. It’s like having a thug in the neighborhood but worrying about potholes.
Childishness is unbecoming on you. Of course, it isn’t alright to pick and choose. Obviously, you need to reread my post. But I’ll help you out. I HATE THIS GUY. It is just that I find rules for this kind of stuff is silly. It would be the same if this story were about a Catholic bingo night, or Republican event. You’re right about the Presidential Seal. Funny how that dropped quickly. That was bigger than someone not knowing they needed a license to run a raffle. Fair is fair.
I was thinking more along the lines of the short story by the same name.
I am visions of Charley and the Chocolate Factory.
They are STILL as of today making the SAME illegal solicitation.
States need to crack down and file charges. They were notified by several state officials of the offense and have DONE NOTHING to change it.
Support the Open Convention
At the Democratic National Convention next month, Barack will deliver his acceptance speech in front of 75,000 people at a free, open event in Denver, Colorado.
Make a donation of $5 or more between now and midnight on July 31st, and you could be one of 10 supporters chosen to meet Barack backstage and watch his acceptance speech in person.
Each of the 10 selected supporters can bring a guest, and will be flown to Denver to spend two days at the convention, culminating in Barack’s speech on Thursday, August 28th.
Make a donation now and you could have a front row seat to history:
also illegal appeal here:
The rules have NOT been changed online.
They are STILL as of today making the SAME illegal solicitation.
The media would be all over this if it was us.
And the Obama scampaign is doing as I suspected and seeking small donations ($5?) under a bogus lottery to make it appear that there is grassroots support for the Soros puppet.
I recorded a short video in my office about what we are up against and why now is the time to step up and make your first donation.
Watch the video and make a donation of now.
As much money as they already have, this is just the beginning.
On top of their current $95 million in cash on hand, the campaign has said they expect to raise another $95 million by the end of the summer.
Based on their record so far, they’re good for it.
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