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Obama Raffle Video Not Legal, Election Law Experts Say
CNS News ^ | 7/1/11 | Matt Cover

Posted on 07/01/2011 5:10:50 AM PDT by markomalley

A video of President Barack Obama filmed in the White House and included in a fundraising e-mail sent to supporters is not legal, two election law experts told CNSNews.com.

The video was included in an e-mail sent to supporters of President Obama promoting a fundraising drive that offered participants a chance to win an invitation to dinner with Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

The video was filmed in the White House and, because it is intended to raise funds, constitutes a violation of federal law, according to two election law experts contacted by CNSNews.com.

“I think this is a violation [of the law],” Cleta Mitchell, a member of the American Bar Association’s election law committee, told CNSNews.com.

“It is a specific prohibition on solicitation [of money] by the president, the vice president, or any member of Congress on any federal property,” she said.

According to federal law (Title 18, subsection 607 U.S.C.), “It shall be unlawful for an individual who is an officer or employee of the Federal Government, including the President, Vice President, and Members of Congress, to solicit or receive a donation of money or other thing of value in connection with a Federal, State, or local election, while in any room or building occupied in the discharge of official duties.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: biden; campaignviolation; chicagothug; criminal; marxistcoup; obama; whitehouse
Illegal? So what. Since when do little nuances like "legal" or "illegal" matter to the Regime?

Not like the Attorney General is going to charge the little b@st@rd...

1 posted on 07/01/2011 5:10:54 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Yes, very true. He has been acting illegally all along and no person will stop him.

Doesn’t say much about a country who is supposed to be run by the people.


2 posted on 07/01/2011 5:13:55 AM PDT by dforest
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To: markomalley

What do Laws matter to a tyrant impostor, who now
rules as Dictator?

Congress is the biggest joke in the world’s history.


3 posted on 07/01/2011 5:16:11 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: markomalley

Remember when Al Gore was caught making fundraising calls from his office? The Democrats spun that event into the movement for Campaign Finance Reform, totally screwing the Republicans and this nation.

Satan knows what Obama will do with this.


4 posted on 07/01/2011 5:16:16 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Ann Coulter's "Demonic" - - Identifies the Democrats in Detail)
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To: markomalley

Won’t all buyers of said tickets have to fill out a disclosure form revealing their employer and legal status? Or will there just be a gazillion tickets purchased on line from Nigeria and Indonesia again?


5 posted on 07/01/2011 5:16:27 AM PDT by Liberty Ship ("Lord, make me fast and accurate.")
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To: markomalley
Federal Lotteries laws speak to three elements

1) Prize (Something of Value),

2) Consideration (Cost to the participant), and

3) Chance (the elements of the draw.)

On hind sight -

There is no actual prize here, nothing of real value

Cost - We are all paying for it across the board, whether we are in the contest or not, and

chance - No really, the failure of BHO is a forgone conclusion.

6 posted on 07/01/2011 5:17:44 AM PDT by Dustoff45 (A good woman brings out the best in a good man! A better woman might just be what this nation needs)
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To: markomalley

What????? I was hoping I’d win or short of that at least I want my Bamboo Steamer as consolation prize.


7 posted on 07/01/2011 5:18:37 AM PDT by 30Moves
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To: 30Moves

You will LOVE the bamboo steamer. Try cooking chicken in it. Sprinkle some salt and pepper over fresh veggies and put them over the chicken so it all drizzles down.

OM NOM nom nom nom!


8 posted on 07/01/2011 5:29:15 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: markomalley

I believe that most have discovered by now, that laws mean nothing to this Prsident, and also that no one has the courage to do anything about it.

We have never investigated yet any of the fund raising outrages he did in his last campaign-—and furthermore we never will.

Owning the Media is better than a license to steal.


9 posted on 07/01/2011 5:39:36 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: markomalley

When in an official capacity, in the White House and whoring himself out, he is basically using MY MONEY to do it! And I would support anyone you could randomly point to in the phone book over that mole. Its not right.


10 posted on 07/01/2011 5:44:29 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: markomalley

The video was filmed in the White House and, because it is intended to raise funds, constitutes a violation of federal law,

Hell, Obama is an illegal resident in the WH. That is against the constitution too, but our legally elected representatives won’t act to uphold it.


11 posted on 07/01/2011 5:55:14 AM PDT by chainsaw (I'd hate to be a democrat running against Sarah Palin.)
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To: markomalley

Since when do criminals care about breaking yet another law?


12 posted on 07/01/2011 5:59:42 AM PDT by two23 (Liberals Have Created a Culture of Lies)
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To: markomalley

Since when do criminals care about breaking yet another law?


13 posted on 07/01/2011 6:01:20 AM PDT by two23 (Liberals Have Created a Culture of Lies)
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To: markomalley

The winner of this “ lotto” will be carefully investigated.
The One cannot have someone asking embarrassing questions


14 posted on 07/01/2011 6:20:55 AM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: markomalley
Don't we have quite enough YET to either impeach, arrest and prosecute, and/or try the f**ker for treason and hang him in the public square after conviction?

And yes... he IS a (smarmy, smart-ass, arrogant, elitist, opportunistic, Narcissistic) DICK.

15 posted on 07/01/2011 6:22:25 AM PDT by DocH (Official Right-Wing Extremist Veteran Seal Of Approval)
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To: markomalley

So what are the consequences?


16 posted on 07/01/2011 6:23:56 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: markomalley
According to federal law (Title 18, subsection 607 U.S.C.), “It shall be unlawful for an individual who is an officer or employee of the Federal Government, including the President, Vice President, and Members of Congress, to solicit or receive a donation of money or other thing of value in connection with a Federal, State, or local election, while in any room or building occupied in the discharge of official duties.”

Pretty clear, no ambiguity.

Where's the press? Probably checking out the Bristol Palin/Meghan McLame feud.

17 posted on 07/01/2011 6:26:11 AM PDT by hattend (Let's all meet Sarah at her last bus stop -- 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in Jan 2013)
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To: hattend

Does he have a Raffle Permit from the DC City Hall?


18 posted on 07/01/2011 6:37:10 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: markomalley
A video of President Barack Obama filmed in the White House and included in a fundraising e-mail sent to supporters is not legal....
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When did the rule of law mean anything to a communist? Hm?

The **only** time Obama and his fellow communists give a twit about the rule of law is when it can be used as a convenient club to beat down conservatives.

19 posted on 07/01/2011 6:40:47 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: markomalley
Impeach Dick '11
20 posted on 07/01/2011 6:54:19 AM PDT by moovova (That laser-like focus was just a sharp stick in the eye.)
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To: indylindy
He has been acting illegally all along and no person will stop him.
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And....Not even one person with any influence will stand up to stop him!!!! BINGO! **THIS** is the moral rot that will kill our nation's experiment in self government.

Tyranny is coming...SOON! It may not be Obama and his minions. Maybe it will be a different cabal, but it is coming!

Think about this! Not even ONE person stood up for the Constitution with Obama’s TWO posted forgeries, real evidence of identity theft, social security fraud, immigration and adoption issues, and real concerns regarding his natural born status. There is silence about his foreign travels and passports used. Unsolved murders are associated with this man. No one remembers Obama’s shadow darkening the campus of Columbia University.

The moral rot extends to **every** state and federal legislator, every governor, every state attorney general, all prosecutors across the nation, every member of the electoral college, President Bush and Cheney, every judge approached, every member of the Supreme Court, every member of our very highest military, all the mainstream Marxist media, and most of the conservative media. ALL have been silent!

ALL those listed above is evidence the moral gangrene killing our nation. Obama is merely the smell in the room. If it isn't Obama, it will be someone else who will bring this nation down.

By the way...Of all the people listed our highest military and the conservative media have been the most disappointing. Gee! I trusted these guys. ( Silly me!)

21 posted on 07/01/2011 6:55:38 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: markomalley

This entire admin is illegal.

Rules are only for the little people.


22 posted on 07/01/2011 6:58:33 AM PDT by bgill
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To: markomalley
4th of July weekend would be a great time for Home Depot to have a torch and pitchfork sale - tax free.
23 posted on 07/01/2011 7:08:52 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: wintertime

I hate it when you are right.


24 posted on 07/01/2011 7:29:55 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a liberal is like teaching algebra to a tomcat.)
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To: markomalley

I wonder if official WH equipment like lighting and cameras was used.

If I’m not mistaken, Congresscritters have to have a separate personal phone line to use for campaign calls from their offices as it is against the law to use goverment phones.


25 posted on 07/01/2011 7:33:38 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: markomalley

Drone kills in 6 countries, who’s next Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Mexico, USA? Since he has already won the Nobel Peace Prize, doesn’t anyone care anymore? Even code pink is silent, and doesn’t even bother to show up for congressional hearings.

Attorney General dismisses all cases involving the president or his political friends.

Acorn, illegal donations, cartoon voters, undocumented voters the lists are endless.

Now explain to me why anyone would expect the undocumented squatter in our white house to start doing anything legal... Why would he change? Who has ever called him onto the carpet for anything?

Political Cancer is in final stages, terminal case for ALL that had the duty to do something, and didn’t, including you and me. We sit at our keyboards and hide behind the screens, safe and sound only b*tching and no more.

Bring it on 0BAMA, the whole world worships you and will obey your every wish.


26 posted on 07/01/2011 7:38:36 AM PDT by mtngrandpa (Run Sarah Run!!!)
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