Surprise! Trump’s ‘election fraud’ fundraising is not what it seems

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Former President Donald Trump talked a good game about fundraising to fight “election fraud,” but not all of the funds raised by his political PAC are being used for that purpose. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains where the money is going — and why. *Correction: An outline of the state of Minnesota instead of Michigan popped up at 3:04. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: Trump’s PAC collected $75 million this year, but so far the group has not put money into pushing for the 2020 ballot reviews he touts https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-pac-ballot-reviews/2021/07/22/d451fcaa-e596-11eb-934f-7e6c1927f261_story.html?utm_campaign=wp_main&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook Simpsons - Monorail Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDOI0cq6GZM Trump asks for ‘election defense’ donations, but the money also benefits his new leadership PAC https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/10/politics/donald-trump-leadership-pac-republicans/index.html Trump’s PAC collected $75 million this year, but so far the group has not put money into pushing for the 2020 ballot reviews he touts https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-pac-ballot-reviews/2021/07/22/d451fcaa-e596-11eb-934f-7e6c1927f261_story.html?utm_campaign=wp_main&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook Trump agrees to shut down his charity amid allegations that he used it for personal and political benefit https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-agrees-to-shut-down-his-charity-amid-allegations-he-used-it-for-personal-and-political-benefit/2018/12/18/dd3f5030-021b-11e9-9122-82e98f91ee6f_story.html About me: I was named "best dressed" in 7th grade. That, along with being CNN's editor at large and author of the daily "Point" newsletter are my proudest achievements. Look for me here every Tuesday and Thursday to find out what’s really going down in politics. CREDITS Writer: Chris Cillizza Producer: Moira Donohue The Point Editor: Leigh Munsil Video Editor: Michelle Cho Follow Chris on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cillizzac/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cillizzacnn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chris.cillizza/ Subscribe to The Point newsletter: https://www.cnn.com/specials/politics/the-point-with-chris-cillizza?source=Point_Youtube. #CNN #Cillizza #Trump
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