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General News    H3'ed 1/31/20

Trump allies are handing out cash to black voters at pro-Trump events

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Trump allies reportedly target black voters by offering envelopes stuffed with cash President Donald Trump's allies are trying to win over black voters by offering envelopes of cash at pro-Trump events around the country, Politico reports.
Trump allies reportedly target black voters by offering envelopes stuffed with cash President Donald Trump's allies are trying to win over black voters by offering envelopes of cash at pro-Trump events around the country, Politico reports.
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Cleveland recipients landed cash gifts envelopes of $100 bills, 'intended to promote economic development,' but the group is a 501(c)3. 

Raising questions about the tax-exempt status, Marcus Owens, former IRS Exempt Organizations Division director now with law firm Loeb & Loeb:

'Charities are required to spend their money on charitable and educational activities. It's not clear to me how simply giving money away to people at an event is a charitable act.

The group's CEO, Darrell Scott, a Cleveland pastor & prominent black Trump supporter who struck up a relationship with Trump before presidential run;  co-founded National Diversity Coalition for Trump: 

Gifts were between $300-$500; the group mandates that anyone receiving $600+ fills out a W-9 form. Scott declined to name the donors funding the effort. 'I'd rather not. They prefer to remain anonymous.'

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