An investigative report by CNN has revealed that President Donald Trump’s allies are funneling cash to potential voters in the hopes that they will turn out in November in what is expected to be a close presidential election.
The report centers on Darrell Scott, a pastor from Cleveland who is a prominent ally of the president and has been running a possibly illegal program designed to win over black voters for the president that literally involves handing them envelopes stuffed with cash at mini-rallies.
The news network shared clips from the rallies where the envelopes were handed out and, in one, a rally organizer can be seen exhorting attendees to attend the next rally by saying, “Come back in February when we give you $50,000.”
As noted by CNN, handing cash at political rallies “may violate tax laws that bar nonprofits from engaging in political campaign activities and could jeopardize the group’s tax-exempt status.”
Watch the video below, via CNN: