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Jeffries said America deserves to know if Trump was a 'fake' president

The leading candidate to replace Nancy Pelosi as the next House Democratic leader is a 2016 election denier who openly argued that former President Donald Trump was an "illegitimate" president.

House Democratic Conference Chair Hakeem Jeffries announced Friday he's running to lead Democrats in the next Congress. He appears to have a clear path to the job since no other challenger has emerged so far, and he has won praise from several Democrats.

But Jeffries was one of many Democrats who questioned whether Trump legitimately won the 2016 election due to alleged Russian interference and collusion. He often made statements about Trump's 2016 victory that are similar to claims Trump made about the 2020 race being stolen.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/election-denier-hakeem-jeffries-replace-pelosi-house-dem-leader
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Re: Election denier Hakeem Jeffries could replace Pelosi as House Dem leader
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2022, 06:52:09 PM »
FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried funneled max donation to Nancy Pelosi's likely successor
https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/ftx-founder-sam-bankman-fried-funneled-max-donation-nancy-pelosis-likely-successor

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FTX founder and CEO Sam Bankman-Fried donated the maximum amount an individual can give to a candidate to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's, D-Calif., likely successor.

Bankman-Fried made a contribution worth $5,800 to Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., in July 2021, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) data. While the amount was relatively tiny compared to the roughly $38 million the crypto entrepreneur funneled to candidates and political action committees (PAC) ahead of the midterm elections, it represented the maximum contribution an individual is allowed to donate to a single candidate under federal campaign finance laws.

According to the FEC, individual contributors are only permitted to give $2,900 per candidate per election. Individuals may combine two maximum contributions into a single donation of $5,800 since primaries and general elections count as two separate elections.

Sam Bankman-Fried donated the maximum contribution allowed to Hakeem Jeffries.
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