Trump's PAC has spent no money on ballot audits as he pushes his election fraud claims, but has funded his flights and other personal expenses, report says

Trump's PAC has spent no money on ballot audits as he pushes his election fraud claims, but has funded his flights and other personal expenses, report says

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  • Trump’s PAC has spent none of the $75 million it raised on election reviews, Washington Post reports.
  • Trump has falsely claimed the election was stolen, but isn’t putting money behind proving the claim.
  • Election reviews in Arizona and Georgia are being funded by private donors – but not Trump’s PAC.
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A PAC formed by former President Donald Trump to fund his attempt to challenge last year’s presidential election result has not spent any money on audits or other election review measures, The Washington Post reported.

The Save America leadership PAC was founded last year as Trump pushed his “big lie” that last year’s election was stolen from him as a result of an elaborate plot by Democrats. The PAC, which has few legal limits on how it can spend its money, raised $75 million.

Sources familiar with the PAC’s finances told the Post that barely any of the money has been spent, apart from a small portion that has been used for some of Trump’s travel and legal expenses, and to pay staff.

According to the sources, none of the money has been channeled into concrete attempts to challenge last year’s election result, such as the ballot audit being conducted in Arizona’s Maricopa county.

While Trump has issued statements in support of the ballot audit in Arizona, and attempts by other GOP legislatures to cast doubt on the integrity of last year’s election, none of the money from his PAC war chest has been used to support the reviews, the Post reports.

The deadline for the PAC to make its public financial statements in compliance with federal laws is July 31.

Insider has contacted a Trump spokesperson for comment, but is yet to receive a response.

Arizona’s audit – which has been characterized as a shambolic partisan stunt by county election officials – is being partly funded by Arizona taxpayers and partly by private donations. A lawsuit seeking to launch a similar election review in Fulton County, Georgia, is also being funded by private donations.

The PAC has continued to fundraise mainly by appealing to donors to fund the campaign to ensure election integrity.

Trump’s election fraud claims were defeated, or thrown out, in a series of court cases last year and twice refused a hearing in the US Supreme Court.

He has continued to push them, however, despite the conspiracy theory inciting supporters to attack the Capitol on January 6, amid he rumours he is gearing up for another presidential bid in 2024.


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