Jill Stein is a fraud. Check out her list of campaign contributors per the FEC. The top five donations are from corporate interests — AON, Xoom Global Money Transfer, IBM, Thoughtworks, and UPS. Would Bernie take money from any of these?
Source: Daily Kos
This sounds bad, doesn’t it? Corporations are barred from making contributions directly, but the Vote Smart web site editors track the affiliations of individual contributors—which can be top level executives or rank-and-file workers.
The answer to the question is that Bernie Sanders would have taken $27 donations from employees of any of these organizations.
Here are the facts.
Vote Smart reported that Jill Stein has raised $859,155 so far in this election. The top affiliations of contributors were:
- $2,700 from AON, an insurance company.
- $2,600 from Xoom Global Money Transfer
- $2,000 from IBM Corp.
- $2,000 from Thoughtworks
- $1,550 from UPS.
Does that seem like big money? Compare this with Hillary Clinton, who has raised $264 million—more than 300 times as much. The top affiliations of her contributors were:
- $641,593 from the University of California
- $432,615 from Emily’s List, which supports feminist and women candidates.
- $426,910 from Alphabet Inc. (Google)
- $414,532 from Morgan & Morgan, a law firm specializing in personal injury cases.
- $330,433 from Morgan Stanley.
Vote Smart reported that Donald Trump has raised $89 million. The top affiliations of his contributors are:
- $15,357 from the U.S. government
- $13,000 from Snow Leopard (?)
- $11,621 from the U.S. Army
- $11,404 from American Airlines
- $11,392 from the Bank of America.
Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate, has reportedly raised $1.36 million. The top affiliations of his contributors are:
- $10,800 from GTCR LLC, a private equity firm
- $8,100 from Morning Star Co., a food processing company
- $6,400 from G&G Industries, an auto parts supplier.
- $5,400 from Gbi, which may be Global Bullion International.
- $5,200 from MacRae and Metcalf, a law firm.
I don’t think any supporter of Hillary Clinton has any standing to criticize Jill Stein or anybody else for receiving support from monied interests. She and her husband have literally been given millions of dollars in speaking fees from Wall Street banks—not in the form of campaign contributions, but to them personally.
Twelve Reasons NOT to Vote for Jill Stein & Ajamu Baraka on Daily Kos.
Where Are Jill Stein’s Tax Returns? by Peter J. Reilly for Forbes. Interesting side issue.