Did anyone else pick up that nearly 22% of Trish Beck’s support came from outside the state of Utah?
Bottom line I have to wonder: Why would outside the state interests be so invested in a little ol’ district in Sandy Utah? Maybe I should ask ActBlue.
Whenever I make a claim like this, I always like to at least back up my wild info. At the very least, I try not to sound like a complete idiot by giving people a link where they can find out more.
Like, what this "Act Blue" thing is.
One click past the link provided by Political Civility:
Who We Are
ActBlue is the nation's largest source of funds for Democrats. Launched in 2004, ActBlue created and deployed the next generation of online fundraising tools, enabling individuals and groups to raise money for the Democratic candidates and committees of their choice at www.actblue.com. In four years, ActBlue has sent more than $83 million to some 3200 candidates and committees from more than 420,000 donors, with a median contribution of only fifty dollars, doing as much to ensure a sustainable Democratic future as any other player in the field.
Want to join in? Learn how to ActBlue.
100% of the money from ACT blue came from people who said "I want my money to go to Trish Beck!"
Most candidates who use ACT Blue use them to process credit cards. Because of how ACT Blue is organized and Utah's reporting laws, these donations need to be reported as coming from Act Blue, not from the person who actually donated the money. I'd like to see the law changed, myself.
However, what should have thrown a large flag is the fact that 17 separate contributions came from ACT Blue. That should have told you this wasn't simply an out-of-state organization donating to her race.