Trump raises $1.7 million from Michiganders to overturn the election, but most donations go elsewhere


Brendan Fischer, director of federal reform at the Campaign Legal Center, said the funds have primarily been used to pay off debt from the 2020 campaign, while only around $14 million has been spent on legal and recount costs. “It strikes me as very out of the ordinary for the incumbent president to use these kinds of tactics,” Fischer said. “Certainly there are examples of candidates or political parties using inflammatory fundraising appeals, but I can’t think of any instance where the appeals have been this misleading. The solicitation asks for money to support post-election litigation but the small print shows the money is actually going toward Trump’s post-White House political aspirations.”

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